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California Expands Protections for Employee Whistleblowers

Attention all employers with employees in California: On October 12, 2013, California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law Senate Bill (SB) 496, amending the whistleblower retaliation provisions set forth in section 1102.5 of...more

3/19/2014 - Anti-Retaliation Provisions Internal Investigations Retaliation Whistleblowers

On a “Clear and Convincing Day”: The Administrative Review Board Gives Employers Some Helpful Guidance

As we have discussed in earlier posts, the Administrative Review Board (ARB) has, over the last couple of years, issued a number of opinions signaling a decidedly employee-friendly interpretation of the whistleblower statutes...more

2/10/2014 - Administrative Review Board Clear and Convincing Evidence Compliance Dodd-Frank Evidence SEC Whistleblowers

OSHA Debuts Online Form For Whistleblowers To File Complaints

The process of filing whistleblower complaints just became a lot easier. On December 5, 2013, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) launched a new system that will allow workers...more

12/10/2013 - DOL OSHA Whistleblowers

Out-Of-State Injured Athletes Strike Out In California

On October 8, Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill into law that limits the ability of primarily out-of-state athletes to file workers’ compensation claims in California....more

10/25/2013 - Athletes Bodily Injury Employee Benefits Sports

Sluggers Sue Over Performance Enhancing Drug Usage Allegations

In addition to being a busy day on the diamond, October 4 was a busy day off the field for some of Major League Baseball’s biggest stars. On Friday, Albert Pujols and Alex Rodriguez filed lawsuits related to allegations that...more

10/11/2013 - Athletes Baseball Defamation Doping MLB Sports

California Supreme Court Grants Review in Brown

The impact of the California Court of Appeal’s recent opinion in Brown v. Superior Court, 216 Cal. App. 4th 1302 (Cal. Ct. App. 2013) is on hold, at least for now. Last week, the California Supreme Court indicated it would...more

9/25/2013 - Arbitration AT&T Mobility v Concepcion Federal Arbitration Act SCOTUS

California Legislature Deliberating Changes to Remedies in Mixed Motive Cases

This past February, the California Supreme Court addressed the viability of a mixed-motive defense to employment discrimination claims brought under the Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) in the Harris v. City of Santa...more

9/5/2013 - Discrimination FEHA Mixed Motive Cases Remedies

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