New reserve forces legislation
The UK Reserve Force Act 1996 introduced the reservist categories of High Readiness Reserve and Sponsored Reserve, revised the call-out procedures, and revamped employer/reservist safeguards on financial assistance and deferral, discharge, or exemption. An appeals tribunal was created to deal with deferrals or assistance claims. Other provisions specified additional duties or training requirements, and a new variety of volunteer tasks were opened to reservists. Employment security issues, covered by 1985 legislation, are also discussed.
Publication Name: Industrial Relations Law Bulletin
The constitutionality of punitive damage awards and recent proposed legislation
The Supreme Court has failed to create clear guidelines for or to rule definitively on due process challenges to punitive damages, so congressional reform legislation may be necessary. Critics of such legislation as a 1995 bill pending in the House maintain that it will severely limit awards, traditionally considered to be a means of discouraging manufacturers' misconduct. However, tort reform, particularly as regards punitive damage awards, is urged by critics of enormous awards and overburdened courts.
Publication Name: Journal of Products and Toxics Liability
The Value of Legislation
Security managers are concerned with controlling computer security. Computer-assisted crime can be made a federal law violation. Currently, the judicial system is unable to effectively handle computer-assisted crime. The Federal Computer Systems Protection Act of 1983, H.R. 1092, was introduced to assist in combating computer-assisted crime. The proposed legislation is being reviewed in Germany and Italy.
Publication Name: Security Management
- Abstracts: Delegation and the Constitution. Abdication or delegation? Congress, the bureaucracy, and the delegation dilemma
- Abstracts: An economic analysis of the plaintiff's windfall from punitive damage litigation. Discovery in federal demand-refused derivative litigation
- Abstracts: Content is in the eye of the beholder: the Supreme Court upholds the constitutionality of the 1992 Cable Act's "must-carry" provisions
- Abstracts: Reverse discrimination employment litigation: defining the limits of preferential promotion. Should men benefit from the same presumption of unlawful sex discrimination that helps women claimants under the Equal Pay Act?
- Abstracts: Drive-time stories for stressed-out lawyers; the growing availability of books on tape provides great choices for journeys