The United States (US) Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has made available SEC commissioner Kara Stein's Statement and SEC commissioner Daniel Gallagher's Dissenting Statement (both dated 18 September 2013) regarding a recently released Proposed Rule (18 September 2013) that would require public companies to disclose the ratio of their chief executive officers' pay to the median pay of their employees.
The United States (US) Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has announced that disability services company Creative Networks is to pay US$57,000 to settle charges that it denied deaf and hearing-impaired applicants' requests for sign language interpretation during their pre-employment training.
The United States (US) Department of Labor (DoL) has released Technical Release No. 2013-04 - Guidance to Employee Benefit Plans on the Definition of "Spouse" and "Marriage" under ERISA and the Supreme Court's Decision in United States v. Windsor (18 September 2013).
Engineering firm Agapito Associates Inc (Agapito) and the United States (US) Mine Safety and Health Administration have reached a settlement under which Agapito will pay a US$100,000 penalty for a "high-negligence violation" of safety standards in relation to a 2007 Utah mine collapse that killed nine people.
The United States (US) Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has announced that elevator and escalator manufacturer Schindler has agreed to pay US$35,000 and to furnish "significant remedial relief" to settle a race discrimination suit.
The United States (US) Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has announced that the owner of South Dakota-based supermarket Don's Valley Market has agreed to pay US$50,000 to "a former employee who was fired for being transgender".
The United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has made available a Proposed Rule (18 September 2013) which would require a public company to "disclose the ratio of the compensation of its chief executive officer ... to the median compensation of its employees".
The Romanian National Supervisory Authority for Personal Data Processing (NSAPDP) has advised that it has denied a request to conduct video surveillance of employees in the offices where they work.
The United States (US) Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has announced that the US District Court for the Northern District of California has found clothing retailer Abercrombie & Fitch (A&F) liable for religious discrimination in terminating the employment of Umme-Hani Khan.
Industrial Relations Minister and Attorney-General for the Australian state of South Australia John Rau has announced that he will be investigating the possibility of state-based reforms to address a current legal loophole that allows companies to insure against work health and safety penalties.