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Behavior Regulation: Have You Knowedge of Ethicspoint.com

My question involves labor and employment law for the state of: All. Ethicspoint.com is a website that companies in the US and the UK and Canada can subscribe to: To allow anonymous employees, and for that matter, anyone, to file an anonymous report of illegal, harassment, discrimination, or unethical behavior to the company that has subscribed. The employee is assumed guilty until proven innocent. The company does an investigation to determine if the allegations are true or not and cost t...
Tags: Employment and Labor


Legal Tech Needs Open Online Community With Company Leaders Participating

Northwestern Law Professor and widely respected author and speaker on legal tech and innovation, Dan Linna, told the UK’s Law Gazette that the lack of community leadership is stopping a true legal tech community from being formed.  I responded on Twitter that while the Internet drives countless communities in other verticals and causes, we’re lacking a strong legal tech community and leadership because the people brining us legal tech are absent from the discussion – they do not use the Int...
Tags: Legal Marketing


Vintage Smith & Wesson Handgun Lands Two In Prison In UK

News from the UK. A FATHER and son who were caught with a vintage Smith and Wesson pistol and stored it in a Tranmere storage unit have been sent to prison for a total of three years. Philip Williams hid the 100-year-old weapon in a lock-up in Oakenholt, Flintshire, Wales and claimed he forgotten about it after unearthing it in a crate he was left to look after by an unknown farm worker. But Mold Crown Court heard he moved the gun around to another storage unit in Tranmere and painted the handle...
Tags: Britain, Gun Control


UK-born baby of parents with right to remain given six-month tourist stamp

Father Charles Kriel and mother Katharina Viken were returning to UK from holiday in FloridaA baby born in the UK to two parents who have indefinite leave to remain in Britain has been denied the right to live in the country in what a human rights lawyer has described as a potentially unlawful move.Dr Charles Kriel, a US national and special adviser to a parliamentary select committee, said he was returning to the UK from a holiday in Florida with his fiancee, Katharina Viken, and their baby dau...
Tags: Florida, UK, London, Law, US, UK News, Immigration and asylum, Britain, Floridaa, Windrush scandal, Charles Kriel, Katharina Viken


Housework could keep brain young, research suggests

Even light exertions can slow down ageing of the brain, activity-tracker data indicatesEven light activity such as household chores might help to keep the brain young, researchers say, adding to a growing body of evidence that, when it comes to exercise, every little bit helps.The findings mirror upcoming guidance from the UK chief medical officers, and existing US guidelines, which say light activity or very short bouts of exercise are beneficial to health – even if it is just a minute or two a...
Tags: Health, UK, Science, US, Society, World news, Mental Health, Dementia, Ageing


UK's porn age-verification rules can be circumvented in minutes

Using simple Google search the Guardian was able to register and age verify a made-up accountThe first test of the UK’s new porn age-verification system can be circumvented in less than two minutes using a simple Google search, the Guardian has found, amid concerns the system is being implemented for political reasons before it is ready.Providers of legal pornography will be required to implement an age-verification system by 15 July, one of the first of its kind in the world, raising concerns f...
Tags: Google, UK, Technology, Children, Internet, Society, UK News, Culture, Child protection, Pornography


Pubs, disco and fighting Nazis: how Leeds nurtured British post-punk

Against the backdrop of the Yorkshire Ripper and fascist thugs, bands in late-70s Leeds started creating the most dynamic DIY music in the UK – and all from a single pubIn the late 1970s, a small group of art students at Leeds University created a pivotal hotbed of radical post-punk. Gang of Four’s jerky-punky-funky music would influence bands as diverse as the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Massive Attack. Together with the jaggedly romantic Mekons and the slightly lesser-known Delta 5 (and, initial...
Tags: Music, UK, Society, UK News, Culture, Pop and rock, Punk, Delta, Indie, Young People, British identity and society, Social history, Leeds, Gang Of Four, Yorkshire Ripper, Red Hot Chili Peppers


The European Parliament Approves EU-Wide Standard for Whistleblower Protection

Erika C. Collins, Daniel Ornstein, Lloyd B. Chinn, Pinchos Goldberg and Vanessa P. Avello Per our previous post, the European Parliament and the Member States agreed to adopt new rules that would set the standard for protecting whistleblowers across the EU from dismissal, demotion, and other forms of retaliation when they report breaches of various areas of EU law. According to a press release issued by the European Parliament on April 16, 2019, the Parliament approved these changes by an overwh...
Tags: Europe, UK, Law, France, Germany, International, Legislation, Eu, Parliament, European Parliament, Vanessa


Online pornography age checks to be mandatory in UK from 15 July

Websites that fail to implement verification face being blocked under controversial lawsThe UK’s controversial age verification system for online pornography will become mandatory on 15 July, the government has confirmed.From that date, commercial providers of online pornography will be required to carry out “robust” age verification checks on users, in order to keep children from accessing adult content. Continue reading...
Tags: Politics, UK, Technology, Children, Internet, Society, UK News, Culture, Pornography


Even moderate intake of red meat raises cancer risk, study finds

People more or less keeping to NHS guidelines at higher risk than those who eat littleEating even the moderate amounts of red and processed meat sanctioned by government guidelines increases the likelihood of developing bowel cancer, according to the largest UK study of the risks ever conducted.The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) suggests anyone who eats more than 90g of red or processed meat per day should try to cut down to 70g or less, because of the known link with bowel cancer. ...
Tags: Health, Meat, Food, UK, Science, Cancer, Society, UK News, Medical Research, NHS, Bowel Cancer, Department of Health and Social Care DHSC


Mastercard ruling: almost every UK adult could receive payout

Lawsuit could benefit 46 million people even if they have never owned the credit cardAlmost every adult in the UK could receive a payout of up to £300 from Mastercard after a court ruling paved the way for a £14bn class action lawsuit.The legal action taken by former financial ombudsman Walter Merricks claims that 46 million UK consumers paid higher prices in shops over a 16-year period because of allegedly excessive transaction fees charged by Mastercard. Continue reading...
Tags: Credit Cards, Business, UK, Money, Law, UK News, Banking, Banks and building societies, Borrowing & debt, Credit card fees, Mastercard, Mastercard Continue, Walter Merricks


A “view” from the courtroom: Dangling past participles

The first case for argument today involves the highly provocative trademark, “FUCT,” for a line of “streetwear” founded by Erik Brunetti in California in 1990. Brunetti’s lawyer, John Sommer, promised in his merits brief that references to “vulgar terms” will be not be necessary during oral arguments, or if necessary, “the discussion will be purely clinical, such as when medical terms are discussed.” Erik Brunetti seated in courtroom for argument (Art Lien) At the end of the hour, he will ...
Tags: UK, Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Congress, California, Walmart, George Carlin, Quentin Tarantino, Donald Trump, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Samuel L Jackson, Carlin, Jules, Tam, Stewart


Letters support claim Assange would not face death penalty

UK foreign secretaries wrote to assure Ecuador president over WikiLeaks founder’s extraditionEcuador’s president, Lenín Moreno, was assured by two British foreign secretaries that Julian Assange would not be extradited to a country where he could face the death penalty, according to letters seen by the Guardian.Letters signed by the foreign secretary, Jeremy Hunt, and his predecessor Boris Johnson, dated 7 March 2018 and 10 August 2018 respectively, confirm a person cannot be extradited if they ...
Tags: Politics, UK, Media, Law, Americas, UK News, World news, US news, UK criminal justice, Jeremy Hunt, Boris Johnson, Julian Assange, Wikileaks, Ecuador, Extradition, Assange


Letters support claim Julian Assange would not face death penalty

Foreign secretaries wrote to Ecuador’s president confirming UK would seek assurances for WikiLeaks founder’s extradition Ecuador’s president, Lenín Moreno, was assured by two British foreign secretaries that Julian Assange would not be extradited to a country where he could face the death penalty, according to letters seen by the Guardian.Letters signed by the foreign secretary, Jeremy Hunt, and his predecessor Boris Johnson, dated 7 March 2018 and 10 August 2018 respectively, confirm a person c...
Tags: Politics, UK, Media, Law, Americas, UK News, World news, US news, UK criminal justice, Jeremy Hunt, Boris Johnson, Julian Assange, Wikileaks, Ecuador, Extradition, Lenín Moreno


Jeremy Corbyn defends Shamima Begum's right to legal aid

Lawyers and human rights groups say she can challenge removal of her citizenshipJeremy Corbyn has joined lawyers and human rights groups in defending the right of Shamima Begum to be granted legal aid so that the east London teenager can challenge the decision to remove her UK citizenship.The Labour leader said that, whatever crimes Begum was accused of after she left the UK to join Islam State in Syria, she was entitled to proper legal representation. Continue reading...
Tags: UK, London, Law, Islamic State, UK News, World news, Syria, Middle East and North Africa, Labour, Jeremy Hunt, Sajid Javid, Legal aid, Jeremy Corbyn, Corbyn, Shamima Begum, Begum


Law Schools in the International Sphere: The University of Montreal Experience

Law schools have historically been deeply anchored in their local communities. They train jurists who serve, and often lead, these communities. They operate legal clinics that seek to help the most vulnerable members of society. They produce research that, hopefully, improve the legal frameworks governing the life of citizens and the fate of organizations. But over the years, many law schools have broadened, or pluralized, their definition of the word “community.” Even if it is a cliché to say s...
Tags: Asia, UK, Law, Australia, France, China, Beijing, Canada, Rio De Janeiro, San Jose, North America, Montreal, Quebec, Latin America, University of Milan, University of Montreal


Facebook urged to disable 'like' feature for child users

Proposed rules for child safety on social media include limits on data collectionFacebook and other social media firms should alert children if their parent or carer is monitoring their online activity, under proposed guidelines to improve child internet safety in the UK.Turning off the “like” function, and limiting data collection and geolocation tools on popular platforms, such as Instagram and Facebook, are among a 16-point list of recommendations for age-appropriate design released by the In...
Tags: Facebook, UK, Technology, Media, Instagram, Social Networking, Children, Social Media, Society, UK News, Snapchat, Digital Media, Internet Safety, Information Commissioner 's Office Continue


Lula, like all Brazilians, faced a fair trial | Letter

Fred Arruda, Brazil’s ambassador to the UK, says his country’s judiciary is fully independent and due process of law is faithfully observedThe letter (11 April) from a group of MPs and other political figures claiming that former president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva is a “political prisoner” is not only offensive to a democratic country and its institutions, but also completely ignorant of the facts of the case.In Brazil, the judiciary is fully independent and due process of law is faithfully obs...
Tags: UK, Human Rights, Law, Americas, World news, United Nations, Brazil, Lula, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, Fred Arruda Brazil


Court rules locking out Glasgow refugees from their homes was lawful

Scottish Refugee Council warns of ‘two-tier’ housing rights after ruling supports Serco’s policyThe Scottish Refugee Council has warned that a two-tier system of housing rights is emerging after a legal bid to prevent failed asylum seekers being evicted without a court order was dismissed by Scotland’s highest court.The case against the Home Office and Serco was launched last August, after the private housing provider started to implement controversial plans to change the locks on the accommodat...
Tags: UK, Housing, Scotland, Serco, Society, UK News, Immigration and asylum, Home Office, Refugees, Glasgow, Refugee Council


End Bahrain’s persecution of Sayed Ahmed Alwadaei and his family | Letters

NGO representatives, lawyers and a cross-party group of parliamentarians call on the British government to act in defence of the UK-based human rights activistWe write to express our deep concern for the family of Sayed Ahmed Alwadaei, director of the Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy (BIRD). Mr Alwadaei was granted refugee status in the UK in 2012 in recognition of the dangers he faced in Bahrain. While in London, Mr Alwadaei has continued to fight for the rights of torture victims and...
Tags: Politics, UK, London, Human Rights, Protest, Law, World news, Middle East and North Africa, Foreign Policy, United Nations, Bahrain, NGO, Sayed Ahmed Alwadaei, Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy BIRD, Alwadaei


Europe's unflinching tales of #MeToo and xenophobia land in London

A Piece of the Continent, a festival celebrating the unifying influence of European theatre, includes dramas about patriarchy, dogmatism and dementiaAs Britain seeks to finalise its divorce from the EU, an inaugural festival celebrates the best of European theatre and its influence on the UK. A Piece of the Continent was created by the Actors Centre as a response to Brexit and the idea of putting a picket fence around Britain’s creative life. It shows that culture is at its greatest when it cros...
Tags: Europe, UK, London, Theatre, Eu, Society, World news, Culture, Britain, Stage, Dementia, Puppetry, Brexit, Francois, Angele, MeToo Movement


Morning Docket: 04.11.19

* Game of Thrones bar prep? How does the Rule Against Perpetuities consider reanimated corpses? [Law.com] * Labor Department flags Biglaw for diversity failings. That's not the announcement most expected to hear from this administration, but we'll take it. [American Lawyer] * Julian Assange got kicked out of the Ecuadorian embassy and is now in custody. It seems as though Robert Mueller might have wanted to keep his investigation open a couple more weeks. [Huffington Post] * Speaking of the M...
Tags: UK, Texas, Law, Cbs News, Diversity, Julian Assange, Amal Clooney, Huffington Post, Biglaw, Mueller, Department of Labor, Labor Department, Greg Craig, Robert Mueller, In-House Counsel, Morning Docket


Julian Assange dragged from Ecuador's embassy in London and arrested

Julian Assange was arrested today in London and removed from Ecuador's embassy by force. Assange, the founder of Wikileaks, remained there for six years there to avoid being sent to Sweden in a sexual assault case that was eventually closed, but continued to face arrest for skipping court. He was ejected from the embassy after his asylum was withdrawn; video shows him being dragged by several men through the entrance. Ecuador's president Lenin Moreno said it withdrew Mr Assange's asylum after hi...
Tags: Post, UK, London, News, Sweden, Law, America, Julian Assange, Sajid Javid, Wikileaks, Ecuador, Assange, Ecuadorean Embassy, Lenín Moreno


Dozens of Saudi military cadets trained in UK since Yemen intervention

FOI findings show majority of cadets have been training at Britannia Royal Naval CollegeDozens of Saudi officers have been trained at prestigious British military colleges since the Saudi intervention in Yemen that has seen the Gulf state’s forces accused of widespread human rights abuses.More than 40 Saudi cadets – including a dozen who came last year – have been training at Sandhurst, the RAF’s school at Cranwell and the Royal Naval College since 2015. Continue reading...
Tags: UK, Saudi Arabia, UK News, World news, Military, Middle East and North Africa, Royal Air Force, Ministry Of Defence, Royal Navy, Jeremy Hunt, Raf, Yemen, Gulf, Sandhurst, Royal Naval College, Cranwell


Prolific "porn blackmailer" jailed for six years

Zain Qaiser, from Barking in London, scammed millions of pounds out of website visitors and is off to jail. He may be the world's most prolific ransomware distributor, reports the BBC, exposed in a trial that focused on easy-to-blackmail porn site visitors. Qaiser, 24, was jailed for more than six years at Kingston Crown Court. The court heard he is the most prolific cyber criminal to be sentenced in the UK. Judge Timothy Lamb QC said: "The harm caused by your offending was extensive - so exten...
Tags: Post, UK, London, News, Law, Bbc, Ransomware, Criminals, Smut, Kingston Crown Court, Qaiser, Zain Qaiser, Timothy Lamb


Penny Mordaunt says UK will defend abortion rights amid global pushback

Development secretary vows government will ‘hold a strong line’, after attempts by Trump administration to weaken commitmentsBritain’s international development secretary has promised to stand firm in her support for abortion rights in the face of growing opposition.Speaking at an event hosted by the Canadian embassy on Monday, Penny Mordaunt said: “Leadership means not shying away from issues like safe abortion when the evidence shows us these services will save women’s lives.” Continue reading...
Tags: Health, Gender, UK, Women, Life and style, Society, World news, Global development, Abortion, Trump, Penny Mordaunt, Department for International Development (DfID, Global gag rule, Women's rights and gender equality


Pesticides and antibiotics polluting streams across Europe

Wildlife and human health are threatened say scientists as Syngenta accepts ‘undeniable demand’ for changePesticides and antibiotics are polluting streams across Europe, a study has found. Scientists say the contamination is dangerous for wildlife and may increase the development of drug-resistant microbes.More than 100 pesticides and 21 drugs were detected in the 29 waterways analysed in 10 European nations, including the UK. A quarter of the chemicals identified are banned, while half of the s...
Tags: Health, Europe, UK, Environment, Society, UK News, World news, Wildlife, Pesticides, Farming, Antibiotics, Syngenta


Hold the burger

The headline on this April 4 Guardian story is a little premature.   “‘Veggie discs’ to replace veggie burgers”? Not so fast.   The “crackdown”—a ban on producers of vegetarian food using nomenclature usually deployed to describe meat, such as “burger,” “steak,” and “sausage”—was in fact passed by the EU parliament’s agriculture committee, but to become law it must be approved the full parliament and then by member states and the European commission. The push “to protect meat-related t...
Tags: UK, Law, Germany, Eu, Current Affairs, Linguistics, Food And Drink, Fda, Greenpeace, Oakland, Burger King, Wall Street Journal, Hamburg, Impossible Foods, Helen Gurley Brown, Jessica


Mother of girl with epilepsy has supply of medical cannabis confiscated

Campaigner Emma Appleby was stopped with £4,500 worth of cannabis oil for her daughterThe mother of a severely epileptic nine-year-old girl has had an illegal supply of medical cannabis confiscated by customs officials after she attempted to enter the UK with the potentially life-saving medication that her daughter cannot access, despite changes in the law.Campaigner Emma Appleby flew to the UK from Holland on Saturday morning with her partner Lee carrying three months’ worth of cannabis oil, va...
Tags: Health, Politics, UK, Society, UK News, Public services policy, Cannabis, NHS, Health policy, Holland, Epilepsy, Drugs policy, Lee, Lennox, Teagan, Emma Appleby


Screen time has little effect on teenagers' wellbeing, says study

Researchers found screen use before bedtime to be unrelated to mental health problemsScreen time has little effect on the psychological wellbeing of teenagers, regardless of whether they use devices for hours a day or just before bedtime, according to a study by researchers at Oxford University.The research, based on analysis of the screen use of more than 17,000 teenagers across Ireland, the US and the UK, found use of screens before bedtime was completely unrelated to psychological wellbeing, ...
Tags: Health, Europe, UK, Technology, Children, Internet, US, Society, UK News, World news, US news, Ireland, Oxford University



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