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AFTER YEARS of organizing, activists in Seattle are celebrating a victory against bigotry. On June 10, the Seattle City Council unanimously adopted a law that will “ban the box”–referring to the box that job seekers must check on their initial application if they have been arrested or convicted of crimes…The Job Assistance Legislation will also…

David Fisher, director of consumer credit at the OFT, said: “Businesses are free to choose trading names as long as they are not misleading or otherwise undesirable, for example, where they do not make clear the nature of a business or where it pretends to be something it is not.
THE EU was ridiculed last night after it took three years to issue a new rule that water cannot be sold as healthy. In a scarcely believable ruling, a panel of experts threw out a claim that regular water consumption is the best way to rehydrate the body.
According to Lookout News, Police Captain Carol Larson told local pols that food trucks create “an attractive place to congregate” and “a party atmosphere.” She even provided a two-minute video of the scene on Main after bars let out, seeing as Council members have clearly never witnessed it with their own eyes:
Often it is senior executives who insist on being allowed to use their own technology for work, which makes it hard for IT folk to say no. “This really is the end of the nanny state of IT,” says Doug Neal of CSC, a consultancy.
Flouting Wisconsin’s butter law carries a fine of $100 to $500 and up to three months imprisonment, but enforcers at Wisconsin’s Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection haven’t cited a restaurant in recent memory, said spokeswoman Donna Gilson.
House bill 195 basically says those who buy and sell second hand goods cannot use cash to make those transactions, and it flew so far under the radar most businesses don’t even know about it.
House Bill 4063 would repeal Florida Statute 561.665, which bans establishments who sell alcohol from activities “involving exploitation endangering the health, safety, and welfare of any person with dwarfism.”