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New SEC Report Sheds Light on Key Trends in Whistleblower Activity and Anti-Retaliation Law - The SEC’s Office of the Whistleblower Reports Major Increases in Whistleblower Activity and Important Shifts in the SEC’s Approach to Anti-Retaliation Enforcement

What you need to know: The SEC recently released its 2015 annual report cataloguing the year’s most important trends in whistleblower activity and anti-retaliation law. The report provides a useful look at how Dodd-Frank’s…more
| Civil Rights, Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law, Securities Law

New OSHA Best Practices for Whistleblower Compliance Programs: Guidelines Can Help Organizations Design Effective Compliance Programs that Avoid Major Whistleblower Lawsuits

What you need to know: OSHA recently released for public comment a set of draft guidelines designed to help organizations design effective compliance programs that protect whistleblower rights and, by doing so, make it…more
| Labor & Employment Law

California Federal Court Expands Whistleblower Protections

What you need to know: Last week, the Northern District of California held in Wadler v. Bio-Rad Laboratories, a case of first impression, that members of a company’s Board of Directors can be held individually liable under…more
| Business Organizations, Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law, Securities Law

Connecticut’s Highest Court Expands Whistleblower Protections for Employees

What you need to know: Last Monday, the Connecticut Supreme Court ruled in Trusz v. UBS Realty Investors that private sector employees who make whistleblower statements pursuant to their official job duties are protected…more
| Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law, Labor & Employment Law, Securities Law

Second Circuit Rules Internal Whistleblowers Are Protected under Dodd-Frank, Rejecting Asadi

What you need to know: In a divided 2-1 decision, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit ruled today in Berman v. Neo@Ogilvy that employees who complain only internally, rather than complaining to the…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law, Finance & Banking, Securities Law

SEC Adopts Final CEO Pay Ratio Disclosure

What you need to know: On August 5, 2015, the SEC adopted a final rule pursuant to the Dodd-Frank Act requiring SEC reporting companies (other than emerging growth companies, smaller reporting companies, foreign private…more
| Business Organizations, Labor & Employment Law, Securities Law

DOL Proposes New FLSA Test for Employee Exemptions and Issues New Guidance for Independent Contractor Classifications

What you need to know: The Department of Labor recently proposed an important change to the Fair Labor Standards Act that would significantly reduce the number of employees who are properly deemed “exempt” from the FLSA’s…more
| Labor & Employment Law

SEC Proposes Rules on Clawback Policies

What you need to know: On July 1, 2015, the SEC proposed rules, provided for as part of the Dodd-Frank Act, that will require companies listed on US stock exchanges to adopt, enforce and disclose policies with respect to…more
| Business Organizations, Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Labor & Employment Law, Securities Law

SEC Regulation of Private Equity Funds

What you need to know: The Securities and Exchange Commission’s Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations recently issued its examination priorities for 2015, many of which impact the private equity…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Securities Law

Attorney General Issues Proposed Regulations On New Massachusetts Earned Sick Time Law

What you need to know: The Massachusetts Attorney General’s office has issued proposed regulations clarifying the rights and responsibilities of employers and employees under the new Earned Sick Time Law that goes into…more
| Labor & Employment Law

Upcoming Deadline: Benchmark Survey of US Direct Investment Abroad

What you need to know: The US government is presently conducting a comprehensive survey of US investment in foreign businesses. What you need to do: Any US person or entity that owns at least 10% of the…more
| Business Organizations, Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade

EEOC Issues Proposed Regulations Clarifying Parameters of Employee Wellness Programs

What you need to know: The EEOC recently issued proposed regulations and guidance describing how the Americans With Disabilities Act applies to employer-sponsored wellness programs. The proposed changes clarify the extent…more
| Civil Rights, Health, Labor & Employment Law, Privacy

Supreme Court Clarifies Scope of Liability Under Section 11 of the Securities Act of 1933

What you need to know: Public companies and practitioners alike have historically relied on the “bespeaks caution” doctrine, meaning that qualifying a statement as a belief was an effective disclaimer that the statement may…more
| Business Organizations, Business Torts, Civil Procedure, Finance & Banking, Securities Law

Supreme Court Creates New Framework for Deciding Pregnancy Discrimination Claims

What you need to know: The US Supreme Court recently decided a case where it created a new framework for proving pregnancy-related discrimination, making it easier for cases to reach a jury…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

2015 Hart-Scott-Rodino Requirements

What you need to know: HSR filing thresholds will be adjusted upward effective February 20, 2015. What you need to do: Parties involved in a merger or acquisition should analyze whether it will exceed the new…more
| Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Commercial Law & Contracts, Mergers & Acquisitions, Securities Law
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