David W. Sanders, a maintenance manager for Energy Northwest (a nuclear power plant), claimed his employment was terminated in retaliation for his objection to the severity level designation of an internal "condition report" that was generated by other employees at the plant. Sanders filed a whistleblower complaint with the Department of Labor (the "DOL"), and when the DOL failed to issue a final decision within one year, Sanders filed a complaint in federal court, alleging he was retaliated against for objecting about a "nuclear safety issue." The district court granted summary judgment in favor of Energy Northwest on the ground that Sanders failed to establish a case of retaliation because his activity did not "rise to the level of protectEnergy Reorganization Actf a difference of opinion [concerning] one existing internal condition reports lacks a sufficient nexus to a concrete, ongoing safety concern." See also Austin v. Los Angeles Unified School Dist., 2016 WL 527175 … [Read more...] about Nuclear Plant Maintenance Manager’s Whistleblower Claim Was Properly Dismissed
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The genesis of Uniform Civil Code suggests it as a subterfuge designed by Brahmanical Hinduism opposed to Hindu Code. With the assumption of administration of India by British Parliament by the Government of India Act 1858, the Hindu fundamentalists could perceive a systemic interference with the personal laws of Hindus by the British. Starting from the passing of Hindu Widow Remarriage Act and ending with the 20th Century Act of Hindu Women’s (Right to Property) Act, 1937 the upper caste Hindus and religious zealots found the attempts as unilateral Legislative interference with the personal laws of Hindus. The legislative recognition of personal laws of Muslims by Muslim Personal Law (Shariat Application) Act, 1937 further fomented the feeling of ‘selective onslaught’. When the Hindu Code was mooted in early forties, Hindu obstinacy came to the fore with all vehemence. It is disheartening to be informed that Dr. Rajendra Prasad and Sardar Vallabai Patel were in the … [Read more...] about Uniform Civil Code or ‘Unilateral Civil Code’
But when a game show has prizes provided by various companies, you will often see (although perhaps not be able to read) a crawl at the end of the show that begins: “Promotional consideration furnished by … .” It is the broadcasting station’s responsibility under section 317 to obtain the information necessary to comply with the “sponsorship identification” requirement of the act, but it should make business, if not ethics, sense for any attorney selling himself or herself on the radio or TV not to participate in something unlawful in the process. … [Read more...] about A Few Reservations
Lately, in Unnikrishnan v. State of Kerala (2014 (1) KLT 903) a Single Bench of the High Court of Kerala held that, a Sub Inspector of Police in the Kerala State Police cannot be prosecuted without previous sanction of the Government of Kerala if his alleged act of offence is attributable to in discharge of his official duty. Relying on selfsame judgment, the learned judge, in Sasi D. and Others vs. State of Kerala and Others (2015 (5) KHC 215), has decided that the constables in the Kerala State Police cannot be prosecuted sans such a sanction. Earlier other Single Benches in Moosa Vallikkadan vs. State of Kerala & Another (2010(3) KLT 437) and in Viswambharan vs. State of Kerala (2010(4) KLT 875) also decided in the same manner, wherein offences were alleged to have been committed by the Sub Inspector or any other subordinate Police Officers. Despite this, in the meantime, another Single Bench in Harikumar vs. Suresh (2014(2) KLT 1028) held that the Sub Inspector of Kerala Police … [Read more...] about Bolstering Protection To Police From Prosecution- Has S.197 (1) Cr PC Become Meaningless By Notification U/S 197 (3) Thereof?
MEDICAL STAFF MATTERS: OPTION FOR UNIFIED AND INTEGRATED MEDICAL STAFF FOR MULTI-HOSPITAL SYSTEMSOf surprise to some in the hospital community, the Final Rule also reverses CMS’ prior position that each hospital must have an organized and individual medical staff that is distinct to that particular hospital (i.e., one medical staff per hospital provider number/CMS Certification Number). In the proposed rule issued in 2013, CMS acknowledged historical arguments of the hospital industry in favor of combined medical staffs among affiliated hospitals, and proposed that separate medical staffs be retained as the best model for overseeing care delivery and moving forward with quality improvement initiatives. In the Final Rule, CMS noted that it reviewed a large number of comments on the matter and pivoted its commentary to focus on the significant benefits that a “unified and integrated” medical staff can provide to multi-hospital systems. Specifically identified were the … [Read more...] about Rule Overhaul to Save Health Industry Up To $640 Million, Medicare Says