How the Rise in Undercover Investigations is Changing the Law
A Moment of Simple Justice - A Prosecutor's Duty
A Moment of Simple Justice - Undercover Lover
Trial by Jury: Why It Matters in a Democratic Society
A Moment of Simple Justice - Stop Talking
Waldman: Stop Immunizing Websites That Allow Harassment
Busy Days For Voting Rights Advocates, Thanks to SCOTUS
A Moment of Simple Justice - Snitching Ain't Easy
Bringing a Lawsuit to Find Out What Happened and Why
A Moment of Simple Justice - Death by Cop
A Moment of Simple Justice - Ferguson & the Media
A Moment of Simple Justice - Revenge Porn
The Evolution of Informed Consent in U.S. Courts
FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report-Episode 71-World Cup Report-Part IV
Why Does BigLaw Have So Few Black Partners?
Friedman: Abramson Dismissal a 'Teachable Moment' for Companies
New Program Helps Women Lawyers Return to BigLaw
A More Perfect Union: Why Punish Russia for Crimea?
End Game in the Fight Over Same Sex Marriage?
Is Punishment Dead in America?
In 2014, a crewman aboard a Japanese cargo ship videotaped the vessel illegally dumping oily waste into the ocean and later turned the tape over to the U.S. Coast Guard. One year later, the resulting $1.8 million penalty for...more
Consistent with the US Government’s zero tolerance policy concerning human trafficking, a cadre of government agencies recently published a final rule amending the current Federal Acquisition Regulations provisions on human...more
In an amicus brief filed earlier this month in Berman v. Neo@Ogilvy LCC, the SEC asked the Second Circuit to defer to the Commission and hold that individuals who report misconduct internally are covered by the...more
Over the past several years, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has filed several high profile lawsuits accusing employers of retaliating against employees by requiring them to waive discrimination claims in return...more
In Celia Greengrass v. International Monetary Systems, Ltd., 2015 WL 137891, (7th Cir. Jan. 12, 2015), the Seventh Circuit relied in part on the fact that an employer identified a former employee by name in its discussion of...more
On January 30, 2015, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) published proposed updates to its Sex Discrimination Guidelines setting forth its interpretations and rules for complying with the...more
Action Item: Based on the rising number of issues related to highly communicable diseases like measles, mumps, flu, and Ebola, employers should be proactive rather than reactive in preparing and implementing an infectious...more
In this issue: Asia, China, Hong Kong, Japan, Europe, Belgium, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Slovak Republic, Spain, UK, Middle East, Qatar, North America, U.S.
An excerpt from China:...more
When whistleblowers intend to remain in their company after alerting authorities to wrongdoing, it is imperative that they are able to maintain their privacy so that they would not be the victims of retaliation by other...more
The Vermont State False Claims Act Could Be a Game-changer for Vermont Taxpayers and Businesses.
The Vermont False Claims Act, percolating through Montpelier hearing rooms and corridors, has not yet received much...more
The Ontario Securities Commission (the OSC) recently published “OSC Staff Consultation Paper 15-401” which sets out a proposed framework for an incentive-based whistleblower program. This program aims at incentivising...more
For those romantics out there, February means Valentine’s Day! And, with Valentine’s Day comes overtures of romantic feelings (assuming the best of intentions) for your significant other or for those with whom you want to...more
Ontario may soon become the first Canadian jurisdiction to implement a whistleblower program for suspected securities law violations.
On February 3, 2015, the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) issued Staff...more
A recent case from the 7th circuit, Greengrass v. International Monetary Systems, Ltd., No. 13-2901, decided January 12, 2015, may be useful to keep in mind now that it’s 10-K season. ...more
Now that we have eased into 2015, it’s time to think about the key employment law issues we’ll be facing in the year ahead.
The general election in May will, of course, hold most of our attention, but there are other...more
The Fourth Circuit recently held that SOX whistleblower retaliation claims are subject to a four-year statute of limitations and that emotional distress damages are available in SOX actions. Jones v. SouthPeak Interactive...more
As businesses are increasingly using labor contractors and staffing agencies to supply workers, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) are seeking to expand the...more
Ende letzter Woche befasste sich der Bundestag mit der Frauenquote in Aufsichtsräten. Demgegenüber haten sich bereits im November 2014 das ARbG Köln und danch das LAG Köln, welches indes letztlich keine Entscheidung trefen...more
Retailers are getting hit with a tsunami of class action litigation alleging violations of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (“FCRA”), Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) guidelines, and related state laws. ...more
Facing criticism for its predominately white, male workforce, Intel is the latest tech company to make big moves to increase workplace diversity, announcing it has allotted $300 million to increase the number of women and...more
Publically traded companies are required by law to disclose to shareholders pending legal matters that could materially affect their stock price. According to the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, an employer’s disclosure of...more
The Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 (“AODA”) which serves as the framework for the Accessibility Standards for Customer Service (the “Customer Service Standard”) and the Integrated Accessibility...more
The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank), signed by President Obama in 2010 in response to the financial crisis, includes a provision intended to remedy racial and gender discrepancies at...more
Since 2004, the California Attorney General has been required to maintain a whistleblower hotline to receive calls from persons who have information regarding possible violations of state or federal statutes, rules, or...more
Here is something to watch out for. Earlier this month, the U.S Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit held that naming an EEOC claimant in the legal proceedings section of a company’s periodic reports may constitute...more
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