Month: December 2011

Former N.B.A. Employee Says Sexual Harassment Concerns Were Ignored

A Former NBA Employee Says Women Were Sexually Harassed At The Office And Officials Ignored It Tony Manfred AP A former NBA security director named Warren Glover is suing the league for lost wages and damages after he says he was fired for speaking up about sexual harassment in the office, the New York Times reports. Glover says he was “demeaned” … Read more

Social Security Case Backlog Leaves the Terminally Ill Waiting

The backlog of applications for disability benefits is so big the Social Security Administration has a special code—DXDI—for appeals dismissed because the applicant died waiting. Since 2005, the agency has made 15,043 DXDI designations. One person who died waiting was Dexter E. Penny of District Heights, Md., who applied for disability benefits in February 2009 … Read more

ERA Rejects Trump Admin’s Proposed Sexual Assault Rules that Promote Rape Culture on Campus

November 16, 2018 | by ERA Staff Today the U.S. Department of Education officially proposed new sexual misconduct regulations to Title IX that would significantly harm students across the country by making it much harder for them to report sexual assault and harassment. The proposed regulations are even worse than what was expected based on a draft that … Read more


4/30/2018 National Conference of State Legislatures The prevalence of cellular phones, new research, and publicized crashes has started many debates related to the role cell phones play in driver distraction. This chart details state cellular phone use and texting while driving laws. Hand-held Cell Phone Use Ban: 16 states, D.C., Puerto Rico, Guam and the U.S. Virgin Islands … Read more

Social Security Can Help The Homeless

People Experiencing Homelessness Individuals experiencing homelessness who have a disability have the same rights and privileges in applying for disability benefits as someone who is not homeless. Please read more in Spotlight on Homelessness. You should inform us during the application process if you are experiencing homelessness, so that we may better assist you with your … Read more

High court to look at state immigration laws

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The Supreme Court agreed Monday to rule on Arizona‘s controversial law targeting illegal immigrants. The justices said they will review a federal appeals court ruling that blocked several tough provisions in the Arizona law. One of those requires that police, while enforcing other laws, question a person’s immigration status if officers suspect he is … Read more