Supreme Court Hears Employment Case Concerning Security Screening After Work

Last week, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments concerning a case involving Amazon and its workers. The issue at hand involves whether Amazon should pay the workers for the time they spend standing in line waiting to be screened by security as they depart from work. According to the New York Times, “The case on […]

Elizabeth Monda-Guthrie, a Portland Boy Scout Employee, is Accused of Sexual Abuse

A 28-year-old seasonal Boy Scout staff member of Butte Creek Scout Ranch in Multnomah County Oregon has been arrested and charged with two counts of second-degree sexual abuse and one count of third-degree sexual abuse. Elizabeth Monda-Guthrie, 28, was indicted Oct. 6, 2014 and pleaded not guilty Friday afternoon in Multnomah County Circuit Court. The […]

Governor Brown Vetoes Bill That Would Help California Victims of Sex Abuse

In vetoing a bill that would give childhood victims of sexual abuse an extended period of time to hold institutions accountable for the actions of child predators, Governor Jerry Brown wrote, “There needs to be a compelling reason to lengthen the statute of limitations for civil claims against third parties. I do not see evidence […]

Oregon Nurse Pleads Guilty to Sexually Abusing Emergency Room Female Patients

Jeffrey McAllister, 39, pleaded guilty to seven counts of felony sex abuse, one count of unlawful sexual penetration, one count of attempted sex abuse and one count of patronizing a prostitute.  McAllister was indicted last year after a female patient contacted authorities and complained about his behavior in the emergency room of Legacy Emmanuel Medical […]

California Farmworker Sex Abuse Bill Goes to Governor for Signature

A bill designed to protect California’s farmworkers from sexual abuse and exploitation will now go to Governor Brown’s desk for signature. According to The California Report, “State Senator Bill Monning said he was moved to introduce the bill because of a series on the issue of farmworker sexual harassment and assault by the Center for […]

Fair Pay and Safe Workplace Act

President Obama recently signed an executive order, The Fair Pay and Safe Workplace order, that provides employees of federal contractors more rights in labor disputes including prohibiting forced arbitration for employees who allege sexual harassment or sexual assault. Additionally, the executive order requires federal contractors and their subcontractors to disclose law violations for the preceding […]

Oregon High School Teacher Gregg Martin Jensen Pleads Guilty to Sexually Abusing Student

54-year-old Liberty High School social studies teacher Gregg Martin Jensen has pled guilty to sexually abusing a 16-year-old student. Jensen was facing 19 counts of abuse and pled guilty to 3 counts Thursday in Washington County Circuit Court in Hillsboro, Oregon. According to Oregon Live, “Jensen was indicted in May on 19 counts of encouraging […]

Jim Barringer — NC Teacher & Boy Scout Leader Arrested

Jim Barringer III, 51 is facing at least six counts of indecent liberties with a child. The sexual abuse charges continue to mount against the North Carolina teacher and Boy Scout leader as new abuse victims come forward and allege the Barringer sexually abused them. According to the arrest warrants, Barringer is accused of molesting […]

SCOTUS Canning Decision May Affect Employment Cases

The recent U.S. Supreme Court case National Labor Relations Board vs. Canning was an ostensible blow to President Obama’s ability to make recess appointments. It ruled that the Senate was not in recess for a sufficient length of time for the President to invoke the Recess Appointments Clause of the Constitution. However, the high court’s […]

SCOTUS Canning Decision May Affect Employment Cases

The recent U.S. Supreme Court case National Labor Relations Board vs. Canning was an ostensible blow to President Obama’s ability to make recess appointments. It ruled that the Senate was not in recess for a sufficient length of time for the President to invoke the Recess Appointments Clause of the Constitution. However, the high court’s […]

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