Harassment. Employers—in some circumstances—can be held liable for a nonemployee's behavior if it exceeds expected norms, a U.S. appellate court ruled.
Cybersecurity. U.S. President Donald Trump signed legislation into law to create new requirements for agencies addressing cybersecurity risks.
Identification. U.S. President Trump signed into law legislation that prevents the U.S. Coast Guard from implementing previous identification requirements.
Violence. Domestic violence is now a crime under the U.S. Uniform Code of Military Justice, an inclusion in the annual defense authorization act that U.S. President Trump signed into law.
Discrimination. The City of Jacksonville, Florida, will pay $4.9 million to settle an employment discrimination lawsuit brought by the U.S. Department of Justice.
Ransomware. Former Microsoft employee Raymond Odigie Uadiale, 41, was sentenced to 18 months in prison for conspiring to commit money laundering in connection with spreading ransomware.
Retaliation. Murphy Oil USA, Inc., will pay a former store manager $100,000 to settle a disability discrimination and retaliation lawsuit brought by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.