Detroit Area: Monday, November 24, 2014
DTE Energy - One Energy Plaza - Detroit, Michigan
The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced that GlaxoSmithKline Vaccines (GSK Vaccines) has agreed to pay US$172,900 to settle allegations that it breached the Clean Air Act (the CAA) by "fail[ing] to submit a risk management plan at its facility ... in Hamilton, Montana".
The United States Commodity Future Trading Commission (CFTC) has announced that it has ordered (15 September 2014) Morgan Stanley Smith Barney (Morgan Stanley) to pay disgorgement and a US$280,000 penalty after finding that the futures commission merchant "failed to diligently supervise" workers' opening and handling of accounts held in the name of a group of entities that purported to have operations in a jurisdiction deemed "high-risk" under Morgan Stanley's compliance procedures.
The United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana has made available Judge Carl Barbier's Findings of fact and conclusions of law (4 September 2014) in In re: Oil Spill by the Oil Rig "Deepwater Horizon" in the Gulf of Mexico, on April 20, 2010.
The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs in the United States Department of Labor (OFCCP) has announced that Great Plains Coca-Cola Bottling has agreed to pay US$475,000 in back wages and interest to settle allegations that it "unfairly rejected [1,293 qualified female job seekers] for merchandiser, driver, driver trainee, production and warehouse positions at the company's bottling and distribution facility".
The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Department of Justice (DoJ) have jointly announced that retailer Costco Wholesale Corporation (Costco) has agreed to undertake measures that will cost an estimated US$2 million over the next three years to ensure its compliance with the Clean Air Act (the CAA) (further information).
The United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has announced that Famous Chicken of Shreveport has agreed to pay US$25,000 and provide other relief to settle charges that the Popeye's Chicken franchisee "unlawfully den[ied] employment to an HIV-positive applicant because of his disability at a Longview, Texas [Popeye's Chicken] location".
The United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has announced that Holly Manor Center Nursing Home (Holly Manor) is to pay US$75,000 and provide other relief to settle charges that it "unlawfully rescind[ed] a job offer to an applicant because he is deaf".
CVS Health has announced that it ceased the sale of tobacco from its retail pharmacy business on 3 September 2014 in support of "the health and well-being of its patients and customers".
United States-based telecommunications company Verizon has announced that it will make a further investment this year of almost US$40 million on solar power. According to Verizon, the investment will approximately triple the business's current solar energy production of 5.4 megawatts per year.