Ela Darling quit her job as a reference librarian south of Boston three years ago for a fresh start in Los Angeles starring in such movies as “Lesbian Slumber Party.” Her new career, she says, is under threat from the California legislature, which soon may require pornographic actors to wear condoms and other protective gear.
The Bangladesh army will wind down rescue operations at the site of a garment-factory building collapse as the government considers raising the minimum wage of workers in such units from about $39 a month.
After Hennes & Mauritz AB and Inditex SA, Europe’s two largest clothing retailers, committed to an agreement to improve fire and building safety in Bangladesh, pressure is mounting on U.S. retailers to sign the pact.
Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP opened a Houston office led by former Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP partner Mark Farley, who is one of eight lawyers hired to expand its environmental and workplace safety practices.
Political labels fell aside after the Boston Marathon bombing that killed three as Americans “united in concern for our fellow citizens,” said President Barack Obama, a Democrat. House Speaker John Boehner, a Republican, urged the country to “come together with grace and strength.”
Tesoro Corp . was fined $2.39 million by Washington regulators, the largest penalty for workplace safety violations in the history of the state, for an April 2 explosion at its Anacortes refinery that killed seven people.
The Texas plant that was the scene of a deadly explosion this week was last inspected by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration in 1985. The risk plan it filed with regulators listed no flammable chemicals. And it was cleared to hold many times the ammonium nitrate that was used in the Oklahoma City bombing.
Joe Dear is giving a pep talk to more than two dozen colleagues at the California Public Employees’ Retirement System. As Dear paces before his people on this July afternoon in Sacramento, he implores them to shake off the funk of the pension fund’s recent troubles.