May 14, 2012 -The House of Representatives has passed an appropriations bill (H.R. 5326) that provides funding for several agencies but blocks implementation and enforcement of several key programs, including those that deal with age discrimination and the use of arrest and conviction records in preemployment screening.
Apr 27, 2012 -The government has declined to prosecute Morgan Stanley under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act after an employee engaged in a corruption scheme in China. The agencies found that Morgan Stanley’s FCPA compliance program was so robust that the employee had to circumvent numerous internal controls to commit the crime.
Mar 28, 2012 -Two U.S. Senators have requested that the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Department of Justice investigate recent reports of employers requiring that applicants turn over passwords to private e-mail accounts and to social media sites such as Facebook.
Feb 29, 2012 -Colorado post offices say more people are trying to mail marijuana out of state. Court rules that "test on arrest" policy doesn't violate the Fourth Amendment. A government agency has approved identity theft rules for publication. And more.
Jan 30, 2012 -The use of GPS trackers by private citizens is on the rise. Violent clashes between Occupy Oakland and police led to 400 arrests over the weekend. Facebook sues Adscend Media over clickjacking. And more.