- N.Y. governor issues rules banning transgender bias statewide
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has introduced regulations that ban harassment and discrimination against transgendered individuals.
- Insurer to pay $400 million over nuclear plant losses
Wilmington, Delaware-based insurer, Nuclear Electric Insurance Ltd., has agreed to pay a settlement amount of $400 million for losses caused by the closing of San Onofre, California nuclear plant, Edison International said in a statement.
- Saudi woman's bias charges reinstated against county court
A federal appeals court has reinstated religious and national origin discrimination and retaliation charges filed by a Muslim woman who worked for the Cook County, Illinois, court system.
- SEC enforcement actions increase 6.9% in 2015
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filed 807 enforcement actions in fiscal year 2015, which ended in September, a 6.9% increase over the 755 filed in fiscal year 2014, the agency said.
- Aerospace manufacturer offers lump-sum pension conversion
Barnes Group Inc. is offering 1,300 former employees the opportunity to convert their future monthly pension annuity into a cash lump sum.
- Muslim truckers who wouldn't haul alcohol get $240,000 award in bias case
A federal jury in Peoria, Illinois, has awarded $240,000 to two Muslim truck drivers who refused to transport alcohol because they said it violated their religious beliefs, said the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, which brought the case.
- Kansas cutting workers comp rates up to 11.6%
Kansas Insurance Commissioner Ken Selzer has approved an 11.6% decrease in Kansas voluntary workers compensation advisory rates for next year.
- Workers comp rating organization names new leader
William E. Donnell has been named president and CEO of the National Council on Compensation Insurance Inc., the workers compensation ratings and research organization said Friday.
- House passes bill including repeals of health reform provisions
Legislation that would repeal key parts of the health care reform law was approved Friday by the House of Representatives and is now headed for the Senate, but its future remains uncertain.