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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With freedom in the offing, the Constitution Draft Committee was formed. Sub committees were framed for in depth deliberations on various subjects. In the sub-committee for Fundamental Rights, idea of Common Civil Code was mooted. The seed was brought from Section 94 of the Canadian Constitution which made provisions for formation of a uniform set of civil laws and procedural laws in that country. The insistence by some of the members to the likes of K.M. Mushi, M.R. Masani, Hansa Mehta and Raja Kumari Amrut Kaur for inclusion of the idea of Uniform Civil Code as fundamental rights was more a fanatic appeal against the Muslim Community than a rational desire of the citizens as a whole. The trauma left by the gory partition made some otherwise sober Hindu leaders to be vindictive against the Muslim Community. A veiled attempt to invade on the personal laws of Muslims in the garb of a Uniform Civil Code became their minimum programme. The Sub Committee rejected the proposal for making … [Read more...] about Uniform Civil Code or ‘Unilateral Civil Code’
That thought, however, leads me to inject a word of caution when—in the words of the article’s subtitle—“firms pay big bucks to get on-air … attention.” Attorneys inclined to go in that direction should be aware that paying to get on the air is known in broadcasting law circles as “payola,” and if an attorney (or anyone else) pays or promises “any money, service or other valuable consideration … directly or indirectly … to the [radio or television] station” broadcasting such matter, section 317 of the Communications Act of 1934 and the rules of the Federal Communications Commission require the station to announce that the broadcast was “paid for or furnished” by the sponsor. … [Read more...] about A Few Reservations
“7. Maintenance of public order is different from maintenance of law and order. Chapter X of the Code of Criminal Procedure deals with “maintenance of public order and tranquility”. Chapter XII deals with matters relating to maintenance of law and order, “Public Order” is an expression having vide connotation. It differs from law and order in relation to the reach of an act upon society. Similar acts may have different reactions if committed in different circumstances and contexts. If the act affects only specified individuals, the problem created may only be law and order. But if it affects the tempo of the community life, it is prejudicial to maintenance of public order. Criminal acts affecting individuals alone will come only under law and order. Those who are responsible for national security or public order may have to be the sole judges to decide in any particular instance what national security and public order requires. That may be the reason why … [Read more...] about Bolstering Protection To Police From Prosecution- Has S.197 (1) Cr PC Become Meaningless By Notification U/S 197 (3) Thereof?
Despite the pushback, the Final Rule does not change the basic elements of the requirement for LTC facilities to be fully sprinklered; rather, it provides an extension mechanism for those “relatively small number” of facilities that face “extenuating circumstances” that have resulted in delayed compliance. These extenuating circumstances must meet each of the following requirements: (A) The facility is in the process of replacing its current building or undergoing major modifications in all unsprinklered living areas that involve significant structural work (such as moving structural walls, corridors or supports); (B) the facility demonstrates that is has made the necessary financial commitments to complete the project; (C) the facility has submitted construction or modification plans to the state and local authorities necessary for approval of replacement or modification of the building; and (D) the facility agrees to complete “interim steps” to … [Read more...] about Rule Overhaul to Save Health Industry Up To $640 Million, Medicare Says