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Executive Order Requires Federal Contractors to Provide Paid Sick Leave

On Labor Day, President Obama unveiled the latest executive branch action taking aim at federal government contractors. As labor and employment legislation has stalled in a divided Congress, the White House has again turned...more

9/23/2015 - Employee Benefits Executive Orders Federal Contractors Healthy Families Act Obama Administration PTO Service Contract Act Sick Leave Wage and Hour

Blacklisting Proposed Rule and DOL Guidance Could Have Serious Repercussions for Those Doing Business with the Federal Government

On May 28, 2015, the Federal Acquisition Regulatory (FAR) Council published in the Federal Register its highly anticipated Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) regarding the so-called "blacklisting" procedures ordered by...more

6/2/2015 - Barack Obama Blacklist Comment Period Corporate Counsel DOL Employer Liability Issues Executive Orders Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces FAR Federal Contractors New Guidance NPRM Proposed Regulation

Agencies Issue Proposed Rule, Guidance on Blacklisting Executive Order

The federal agencies charged with implementing President Obama's July 31, 2014 Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Executive Order have released their much-anticipated proposed rule on this directive. On May 27, 2015, the Department...more

5/27/2015 - ALJ Compliance DOD DOL EEOC Executive Orders Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces FLSA Government Contractors GSA Labor Law Violations LCA NASA NLRB OFCCP OSHA Subcontractors Unpaid Wages Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act

DOL Issues its Final Rule for SOX Whistleblower Complaints

On March 5, 2015, the U.S. Department of Labor issued a Final Rule implementing protections for employees of securities companies and their subsidiaries, as well as employees of national credit-rating agencies. The Final...more

3/9/2015 - Dodd-Frank Final Rules Sarbanes-Oxley Whistleblower Protection Policies

DOL Issues Final Rule Implementing Executive Order Prohibiting LGBT Discrimination in Government Contracting

On December 3, 2014, the Department of Labor (DOL) released its final rule implementing Executive Order (EO) 13672, “Further Amendments to Executive Order 11478, Equal Employment Opportunity in the Federal Government, and...more

12/8/2014 - Discrimination DOL Employer Liability Issues Executive Orders Federal Contractors Final Rules LGBT Sexual Orientation Discrimination

New "Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces" Executive Order Dramatically Increases Risks for Government Contractors

The White House has issued another Executive Order (EO) aimed at federal contractors, and it is the most sweeping order to date. The EO, titled "Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces," was issued July 31, 2014 and is intended –...more

8/4/2014 - Corporate Counsel Executive Orders Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Federal Contractors Safety Precautions Wage and Hour Wages

Fourth Circuit Breathes Life into Summary Judgment for Employers Defending SOX Whistleblower Claims

On May 12, 2014, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit issued a ruling upholding a grant of summary judgment in favor of the employer in Feldman v. Law Enforcement Assocs. Corp., a Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX)...more

6/6/2014 - Dodd-Frank Employer Liability Issues Sarbanes-Oxley Summary Judgment Whistleblower Protection Policies Whistleblowers

OSHA Issues New Rule for Food Safety Whistleblowers

Effective Thursday, February 13, 2014, the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) published a final rule governing the agency's future handling of whistleblower complaints under Section 402 of the FDA Food...more

2/24/2014 - FDA Food Safety FSMA OSHA Whistleblowers

Lawyers' Ethics Committee Deems New York Lawyers Ineligible for Dodd-Frank Whistleblower Bounties

The issue of whether attorneys may "blow the whistle" on conduct they reasonably believe violates securities laws, and thereby collect bounties under federal whistleblower laws, is controversial. ...more

10/24/2013 - Dodd-Frank Eligibility Legal Ethics Whistleblower Awards Whistleblowers

Virginia Supreme Court Reverses Dismissal of Non-Compete Case, Emphasizing Need for Case-by-Case Analysis

In Assurance Data, Inc. v. John Malyevac, No. 121989 (Sept. 12, 2013), the Supreme Court of Virginia held that the Fairfax County Circuit Court had been too quick to rule on the enforceability of a covenant not to compete,...more


Retaliation and Whistleblower Claims by In-House Counsel

In This Issue: - Whistleblower protections and in-House Counsel - Sarbanes-oxley - The Dodd-Frank Act - The False Claims Act - Common Law Wrongful Discharge Claims - The Ethical...more

4/1/2013 - After-Acquired Evidence Attorney-Client Privilege Confidentiality Agreements Conflicts of Interest Corporate Counsel Dodd-Frank False Claims Act (FCA) Hiring & Firing Injunctions Protected Activity Retaliation Sarbanes-Oxley Termination Whistleblowers

The Virginia Supreme Court on Damages, Equity Valuation, and the Significance of Delaware Corporations Law in the Termination and...

The Virginia Supreme Court has spoken again on the calculation of damages in a complex employment contract case. In Online Resources Corp. v. Lawlor, No. 120208 (Va. Jan. 10, 2013), the court addressed the expert...more

2/4/2013 - Calculation of Damages CEOs Change in Control Employment Contract Equity Claims Expert Testimony Publicly-Traded Companies Removal Valuation

Supreme Court of Virginia Defines Damages Calculation for Breach of Noncompete

In Preferred Systems Solutions, Inc. v. GP Consulting, LLC, Nos. 11906, 11907 (Sept. 14, 2012), the Supreme Court of Virginia, for the first time, defined how to calculate damages for the breach of a noncompete provision...more

11/27/2012 - Non-Compete Agreements

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