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US Coast Guard Partnering with LinkedIn to Help Employ Military Spouses

The Department of Defense (DOD) previously established a partnership with LinkedIn, but the initial agreement excluded the U.S. Coast Guard

Over $3 Million Paid to Individuals in Disability Settlement With Greyhound

The Department of Justice last week announced that payments totaling $2,966,000 were issued to over 2,100 individuals who experienced disability discrimination while traveling or attempting to travel on Greyhound.

Mortgage Company President Sentenced for Defrauding Ginnie Mae

The president and founder of a Falmouth mortgage company was sentenced this week in federal court in Boston in connection with defrauding the Government National Mortgage Association (Ginnie Mae) out of approximately $2.5 million.

The United States exported a record volume of ethanol in 2018 for second consecutive...

U.S. fuel ethanol exports grew nearly 25% in 2018 even though the number of export destinations decreased by half, down to 17 destinations in 2018.

Proposed Class Action Settlement Involving Lenny & Larry’s Cookies Amended to Give Consumers More...

Plaintiffs in the case, Cowen et al. v. Lenny & Larry’s, Inc., alleged that labels for the defendant’s “The Complete Cookie” product included inaccurate nutritional information.

Arby’s Franchisee to Pay $84,000 to Settle EEOC Suit for Sexual Harassment of Teen...

Beavers' Inc., owner and operator of 51 Arby's locations in south Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi and the Florida Panhandle, has agreed to pay $84,000 and provide other relief to settle a sexual harassment lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the federal agency announced

Department of Labor Working to Expedite Occupational Licenses for Veterans

Veterans and transitioning servicemembers face unique barriers to entry into licensed civilian occupations. Despite having acquired relevant skills and experience, veterans and transitioning servicemembers can encounter lengthy processes and educational requirements to obtain the credentials, such as occupational licenses, needed to enter civilian employment that can impose additional time and financial costs.

General Electric Agrees to Pay $1.5 Billion Penalty for Alleged Misrepresentations Concerning Subprime Loans...

The Department of Justice announced last week that General Electric (GE) will pay a civil penalty of $1.5 billion under the Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery, and Enforcement Act of 1989 (FIRREA) to resolve claims involving subprime residential mortgage loans

HUD Charges Facebook with Housing Discrimination Over Company’s Targeted Advertising Practices

According to HUD’s Charge, Facebook enabled advertisers to exclude people whom Facebook classified as parents; non-American-born; non-Christian; interested in accessibility; interested in Hispanic culture; or a wide variety of other interests that closely align with the Fair Housing Act’s protected classes.

GA Among States to Receive Part of $20 Million in Fishery Disaster Funding

The U.S. Department of Commerce allocated $20 million to help tribes, communities, fishermen, and businesses affected by commercial fishery failures that occurred in Georgia, California, Oregon, and Washington between 2013 and 2017.