House Republicans Would Let Employers Demand Workers’ Genetic Test Results

A little-noticed bill moving through Congress would allow companies to require employees to undergo genetic testing or risk paying a penalty of thousands of dollars, and would let employers see that genetic and other health information. Giving employers such power is now prohibited by legislation including the 2008 genetic privacy and nondiscrimination law known as […]

Sarasota Owes Money To More Than 140 Police Officers

SARASOTA, FL – Discrepancies in the pay raises due to Sarasota police personnel under a new union contract inadvertently shorted more than 140 officers last month and overpaid 22 others. City officials said they are quickly working to fix the snafu, issuing the remainder of the raises in paychecks this Friday, and delicately trying to […]

Attorneys For 20 Defendants Seek Release Of Baltimore Police Officer’s Personnel File

BALTIMORE, MD – Attorneys for more than 20 defendants have joined to seek the release of a Baltimore police sergeant’s personnel file, saying it contains allegations that would raise questions about his cases as well as the Police Department’s internal disciplinary process. The files of Sgt. Joseph Donato remain sealed as Circuit Judge John S. […]

Union Wants Memphis To Reveal Police Grant Donors

MEMPHIS, TN – Memphis City Council members acted Tuesday to accept a privately-funded, $6.1 million grant to accelerate police retention and recruitment, and allow returning officers to buy their way back into the city’s legacy pension system. Meanwhile, Memphis Police Association President Mike Williams continued to press Mayor Jim Strickland and the Memphis Shelby County […]