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New York
Recently, the State of New York has issued an “emergency regulation” regarding consumer protection following a data breach in consumer credit reporting. Labeling new rules as an “emergency” means they may take effect immediately with no hearings or previous notice. Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today directed the New York Department of State to issue new regulations holding consumer credit reporting agencies accountable to the public. The regulations, adopted on an emergency basis and effective immediately,Read More
The largest number of Gun retrieval requests in 10 years, the FBI issued more than 4,000 requests for agents from the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco Firearms and Explosives to seize guns from prohibited buyers, due to invalid background checks. The Texas mass shooting by gunman Devin Patrick Kelley revealed a shocking revelation that a flaw in the background check system allowed a very troubled man to purchase a firearm. Kelley used a rifle which he legally purchased toRead More
  Importance Notice! Effective January 1, 2018, The Department of Transportation is amending its drug-testing program regulation to add hydrocodone, hydromorphone, oxymorphone, and oxycodone to its drug-testing panel; add methylenedioxyamphetamine as an initial test analyte; and remove methylenedioxyethylamphetamine as a confirmatory test analyte. The revision of the drug-testing panel harmonizes DOT regulations with the revised HHS Mandatory Guidelines established by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for Federal drug-testing programs for urine testing.Read More
Devin Kelley
Devin Kelley,  who police say murdered 26 people on Sunday, November 5th, 2017, opened fire on congregants in First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas. Kelley used an AR-15 style rifle and according to CNN, a law enforcement official indicates “Kelley purchased the Ruger … rifle he used in the shooting from an Academy Sports & Outdoors store in San Antonio.” Who is Devin Kelley?   In 2010, Devin Kelley served in logistics readiness in the USRead More
On January 23rd, 2017 Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney signed The Wage Equity Ordinance, stating that employers are no longer allowed to inquire potential employees of their salary history or view it on their background checks. This new law, which took effect in May of 2017 makes Philadelphia the first city to start this trend. (Bill No. 160840) AN ORDINANCE “Amending Title 9 of The Philadelphia Code, entitled “Regulation of Businesses, Trades and Professions,” by adding aRead More