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Expanded Whistleblower Protections Impact Confidentiality Policies and Agreements

by Akerman LLP - HR Defense on

All employers should review their confidentiality policies and agreements to ensure adequate protections for whistleblowers in the wake of recent actions by both the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) and the National...more

Executive Labor Summary - April/May 2015

NLRB “quickie election” rule takes effect - On April 6, President Obama vetoed a joint resolution of Congress that sought to block the “quickie election” rule issued by the National Labor Relations Board....more

Federal agencies attack employment agreements, and what you can do about it: 8 steps to consider

by DLA Piper on

The US Securities and Exchange Commission recently caused shockwaves when it announced its first enforcement action against a company for using an allegedly improper confidentiality agreement during internal investigations....more

Can You Keep a Secret? The SEC Says to Ask Carefully

by Baker Donelson on

Employers have a lot to be worried about. Employees are given access to trade secrets, customer lists, financial accounts, and other highly sensitive, confidential information. Most employers attempt to deter improper use of...more

The SEC Joins the NLRB and EEOC in the Assault on Employee Confidentiality Agreements and Policies in Workplace Investigations

by Winstead PC on

On April 1, 2015, the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced its first settlement of a whistleblower enforcement action against a company for using confidentiality agreements to stifle the...more

NLRB and SEC Impose Restrictions on Workplace Policies and Confidentiality Agreements

by Williams Mullen on

During the last few years, the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) has been aggressively reviewing employers’ confidentiality policies, as well as other work rules regarding, among other things, social media, use of the...more

SEC Cracks Down on Agreement Requiring In-House Reporting of Fraud Complaint

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced today that it had made good on its prior promises to take a hard look at employment agreements and policies that could be viewed as attempting to keep securities fraud...more

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