Labor Law: New law provides legal protections to workers who are whistleblowers | Richmond Business News


A Virginia law that went into effect July 1 creates what has been described as “whistleblower” protections for employees working for any employer.

It also creates a private right of action for violations.

“An employer shall not discharge, discipline, threaten, discriminate against, or penalize an employee, or take other retaliatory action regarding an employee’s compensation, terms, conditions, location, or privileges of employment,” the law states.

The law provides protections to the employee or someone acting on behalf of the worker if the employee:

  • Reports in good faith a violation of any federal or state law or regulation to a supervisor

TikTok threatens legal action against Trump administration over executive order targeting app


TikTok threatened legal action Friday in light of President Trump issuing an executive order creating uncertainties about the future of the popular Chinese-owned social media app.

Reacting to the order banning Americans from doing business with ByteDance, the Beijing-based company behind the app, TikTok said it was considering suing the Trump administration.

“We will pursue all remedies available to us in order to ensure that the rule of law is not discarded and that our company and our users are treated fairly – if not by the Administration, then by the U.S. courts,” TikTok said in a statement.

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The Voting Will End Nov. 3. The Legal Battle Probably Won’t.


Mr. Trump, who also made unfounded claims about fraud in the 2016 election even though he won, has signaled that he will not hesitate to go back to court after Election Day if he does not like the result. Unlike in 2000, when the Justice Department largely stayed on the sidelines, Democrats worry that Mr. Barr will intervene with civil suits, investigations or public statements, casting doubt on the result if Mr. Trump appears to lose. And some Democrats say they are not sure how Mr. Trump would respond, with the presidency on the line, to a court ruling against

Why is recreational marijuana not legal in Minnesota?


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A Star Tribune/MPR News poll from earlier this year showed that a majority of Minnesotans support the legalization of recreational marijuana. Still, residents aren’t able to legally light up — at least for now.

Public opinion has shifted dramatically in favor of legalization in recent years, and most states now operate a medical marijuana program. Since 2012, 11 states and the District of Columbia have legalized marijuana for recreational use ­— that includes other Midwestern states like Michigan and Illinois. But not Minnesota. Why is that?