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usaFederal court holds that Uber drivers are independent contractors        

Source: Jurist

April 12, 2018

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[JURIST] A federal judge on the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania [official website] on Thursday has found [opinion, PDF] that Uber limousine drivers are independent contractors and not employees for the purposes of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) [materials] and similar Pennsylvania state laws. Leer el resto de esta entrada »

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usaIndiana approves bill to allow DACA recipients to obtain professional licenses               

Source: Juris

March 15, 2018

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[JURIST] Indiana’s House approved a bill [SB 419 materials] Wednesday that lifts prohibitions that kept those previously protected under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) [JURIST news archive] program from obtaining professional licenses for dozens of occupations including cosmetology and nursing. Leer el resto de esta entrada »

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belgicaBelgium court rules against Facebook in privacy case 

Source: Jurist

February 19, 2018

[JURIST] The Belgian Court of First Instance ruled against Facebook [corporate website] Friday, stating that the company is in violation of Belgium’s privacy laws by placing tracking codes, commonly referred to as “cookies,” on third-party websites.

The court found in favor of the Commission for the Protection of Privacy (CPP) [official website], Belgium’s privacy watchdog, which issued a statement [press release, in French] outlining the decision and the requirements that have been imposed on Facebook: Leer el resto de esta entrada »

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RumaniaRomania: little progress in corruption prevention in respect of MPs, judges and prosecutors

Source: Council of Europe

January 19, 2018

In a report published today, the Council of Europe’s anti-corruption body (GRECO) concludes that Romania has made very limited progress to implement its recommendations to prevent and combat corruption in respect of members of parliament, judges and prosecutors. (report in French and Romanian) Leer el resto de esta entrada »

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israelIsrael legislature passes amendment requiring majority vote to cede land

Source: Jurist
January 2, 2017

[JURIST] Israel’s legislature, the Knesset, passed a constitutional amendment [text, in Hebrew] Tuesday regarding status of land in the city of Jerusalem, now requiring a large majority vote of the Knesset to cede any land in Jerusalem to a foreign party.

The amendment was passed by a vote of 64 to 51 with one abstaining vote.
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boliviaBolivia high court allows president to run for fourth consecutive term

Source: Jurist
November 29, 2017

Bolivia’s Plurinational Constitutional Tribunal (TCP) on Wednesday ruled[judgment, in Spanish] that President Evo Morales [BBC profile] may seek a fourth consecutive term as the country’s president in the 2019 election.
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pakistan.jpgPakistani Court Recommends Parliament Review Blasphemy Law

Source: New York Times
August 12, 2017

A court is recommending that parliament review Pakistan’s controversial blasphemy law and make changes that will prevent people from being falsely accused of the crime, which is punishable by death.
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