Whistleblower Law for Managers

SEC Launches Investigation into Employment Contracts that Prevent Whistleblowing

A February 25 article in the Wall Street Journal reports that the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) will begin investigating the kinds of agreements that certain companies make with their employees. The article…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law, Securities Law

U.S. Department of Labor Hands Down Final Ruling on SOX Whistleblower Processes

On March 5, the U.S. Department of Labor gave its Final Rule in a case dealing with the types of procedures that govern the handling of retaliation complaints under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX). The Final Rule indicates that all…more
| Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law, Finance & Banking

Is Asking Employees to Do a Small Amount of Work During FMLA Leave a Form of Interference?

There’s an interesting story that’s been in the news recently regarding what the limitations are for employers when their employees go on FMLA leave. The Family and Medical Leave Act allows employees who meet certain standards…more
| Labor & Employment Law

Southwest Airlines Reaches Settlement in Whistleblower Lawsuit

A Southwest Airlines employee claims that he was retaliated against for uncovering and reporting two cracks while investigating the fuselage of a Boeing 737-700 during his regular maintenance checks. Now, Southwest has agreed to…more
| Civil Remedies, Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law, Transportation

Quick Facts You Should Know About Workplace Retaliation

Whether you think that you have a workplace retaliation case or you simply want to arm yourself with information before you decide to blow the whistle on shady company practices, there are a few facts that you should know about…more
| Labor & Employment Law

SEC Whistleblower Investigation Leads to Concern Over Protecting Confidential Information

A recent article from the Wall Street Journal indicates that the Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC) began a formal inquiry into whether corporations are setting up their confidentiality agreements in ways that prevent their…more
| Labor & Employment Law, Securities Law

Maine to Pay Out $142,500 to Settle Whistleblower Suit

The state Department of Health and Human Services in Maine will pay $142,500 to a former employee as a part of a settlement for a federal whistleblower suit. That employee is Sharon Leahy-Lind, who was at one time a…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law, Health

OSHA Requests $39 Million in Additional Funding for 2016

According to the 2016 Fiscal Year budget proposals in the Department of Labor, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has requested an additional $39 million of funding for next year. The funding would help the…more
| Administrative Law, Labor & Employment Law

Fox Hollow Technologies Agrees to Settle False Claims Act Allegations

The United States Department of Justice recently announced that ev3 Inc., a company that recently acquired Fox Hollow Technologies, agreed to pay a $1.25 million penalty to settle accusations that Fox Hollow had committed…more
| Labor & Employment Law, Health, Government Contracting

Dignity Health Pays $37 Million After Claims of Overbilling

Major whistleblower claims have been occurring in a wide variety of industries lately. One of the industries in which fraud is most prevalent is the health care industry, and this past fall an instance of fraud cost a hospital…more
| Civil Remedies, Government Contracting, Health, Labor & Employment Law

Whistleblower Exposes Wrongdoing at Arizona Corporation Commission

One employee of the Arizona Corporation Commission claims to have uncovered wrongdoing within the agency, and that he was offered a promotion to keep silent about it. But now various allegations against former commissioner Gary…more
| Elections & Politics, Labor & Employment Law

Recent NLRB Decision Focuses on Business Email Use

A recent decision made by the National Labor Relations Board ruled that the board will presume that any employees that have access to their employer’s email system during their work also have a right to use that email to engage…more
| Labor & Employment Law, Privacy

Citigroup Whistleblower Continues to Make an Impact

Richard Bowen has been the subject of a lot of attention in recent years. He’s been featured in the New York Times and was a subject of a segment on CBS’s 60 Minutes. While today he is a senior lecturer of accounting for the…more
| Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law, Finance & Banking

Ex-Dallas ISD Employees Say HR Department Operated Through Fear, Retaliation

Shortly after Chrystal Thierry refused to approve some extremely high pay raises for several top administrators within the Dallas Independent School District, she says she became the victim of retaliation. As the compensation…more
| Civil Rights, Education, Labor & Employment Law

Supreme Court Issues Major Ruling Affecting Federal Workers Violating Agency Regulations

On January 21, 2015, the United States Supreme Court issued a ruling determining that federal workers that violate agency regulations are still covered by federal whistleblower protections. The case was DHS v. MacLean, and…more
| Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law, Transportation
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