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Government's Message to Corporate America — "We Want Your Whistleblowers!"

On September 22, 2014, the Securities and Exchange Commission's (SEC) Office of the Whistleblower announced that it had issued a $30 million bounty payment to a foreign whistleblower. This award is more than double the amount…more
| Civil Rights, Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law, Securities Law

OFCCP Issues New Scheduling Letter and Itemized Listing

On October 1, 2014, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) released its new compliance evaluation scheduling letter and accompanying Itemized Listing, which the OFCCP will begin using to schedule new audits…more
| Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law, Government Contracting

Buyer Beware – Continuing Its Controversial Changes, NLRB Increases the Price Tag of a Successor's Unlawful Failure to Hire Its Predecessor's Employees

On September 30, 2014, the National Labor Relations Board overruled established precedent once again. The Board’s decision enhanced the liability to which a successor employer is exposed when it fails to hire employees of its…more
| Administrative Law, Civil Remedies, Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law

Ninth Circuit Joins First Circuit in Finding that the Elimination of a Pension Transfer Option does not Violate ERISA's Anti-Cutback Rule

In Anderson v. DHL Retirement Pension Plan, the Ninth Circuit followed the First Circuit in finding that the elimination of the right to transfer an account balance from a defined contribution plan to a defined benefit plan does…more
| Civil Procedure, Labor & Employment Law, Finance & Banking

Final Regulations Implementing Minimum Wage Increases on Federal Contractors

On October 1, 2014, the Department of Labor issued final regulations implementing Executive Order 13658 that raises the minimum wage for workers and tipped employees of federal contractors. The new minimum wages, which will be…more
| Labor & Employment Law, Government Contracting

Gubernatorial Writer's Cramp: 2014 California Employment Legislation Affecting Private Sector Employers

Does his hand hurt? Between signing and vetoing bills this year, California Governor Jerry Brown exercised his executive signature on the highest number of bills sent to a California governor since 2008. The California…more
| Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Civil Rights, Health, Labor & Employment Law, Privacy

Bullying Be Gone – New California Law Makes Anti-Bullying Training For Employers' Supervisors A Must

Since 2004, California employers with 50 or more employees have been required to provide their supervisors with sexual harassment training. Effective January 1, 2015, these employers will have an additional responsibility. …more
| Labor & Employment Law

The Ebola Exposure: U.S. Workplace Considerations

The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared that the Ebola outbreak in West Africa has reached the proportions of an international health emergency and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) confirmed that the…more
| Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law, Health

Ninth Circuit Rejects EEOC's Challenge of Tribal Hiring Preferences

Tribal hiring preferences based on political classifications are permissible under Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit recently held in EEOC v. Peabody W. Coal Co. The first…more
| Civil Rights, Indigenous Peoples, Labor & Employment Law

DC Sick and Safe Leave Act Amendments Take Effect; DC Issues Revised Poster

Revisions to the District of Columbia's Accrued Sick and Safe Leave Act ("the Act") adopted last February have become fully effective following the District's adoption of a 2015 budget. The District of Columbia Department of…more
| Labor & Employment Law

Ninth Circuit Case Portends Implications for Alien Tort Claims Act Liability Throughout Corporate Supply Chains

The U.S. Supreme Court's recent decision in Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum upholding the dismissal of an Alien Tort Claims Act (ATCA) suit, left a great deal unanswered. The Kiobel decision did, however, limit the potential…more
| Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law, Personal Injury, International Law & Trade

Missouri Courts Scrutinize Employment Arbitration Agreements

Demonstrating once again that Missouri may be the most difficult state in which to enforce an employment arbitration provision, the Missouri Supreme Court in Baker v. Bristol Care, Inc., et al. invalidated an employment…more
| Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Labor & Employment Law

The Epidemic Continues: California Enacts Statewide Paid Sick Leave Law

On September 10, 2014, California Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr. signed into law the Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act of 2014 ("California paid sick leave act") with an effective date of January 1, 2015. With the signing…more
| Labor & Employment Law

Texas Supreme Court Rules for Exxon: A New Day for Noncompete-Triggered Forfeitures in Texas?

On August 29, 2014, the Texas Supreme Court in Exxon Mobil Corp. v. Drennen upheld a noncompete-triggered forfeiture provision in an executive compensation plan that applied New York law. This is a landmark decision in a number…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law

Washington Supreme Court Decision May Spur Joint Employer Class Actions

In a matter of first impression, the Washington Supreme Court has held that the "joint employer doctrine" is a viable theory under Washington's Minimum Wage Act (WMWA), and adopted the Fair Labor Standards Act's economic reality…more
| Civil Procedure, Labor & Employment Law
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