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"Supreme Court: A Term-End Review"

As the U.S. Supreme Court’s 2014-15 term draws to a conclusion, the Court has resolved — or will resolve in a matter of days — several cases with potentially wide-reaching implications for a range of important policy and...more

Supreme Court Continues to Advance Broad View of Whistleblower Protections

by Littler on

Various whistleblower laws protect employees who "lawfully" disclose confidential information in good faith to bring to light illicit or illegal activity. Generally, therefore, employees do not receive whistleblower...more

Supreme Court Delineates Federal Whistleblower Protections in TSA Disclosure Case

On January 21, 2015, the Supreme Court of the United States decided whether a federal air marshal, who publicly disclosed that the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) had decided to cut costs by removing air marshals...more

Supreme Court Decides Department of Homeland Security v. MacLean

by Faegre Baker Daniels on

On January 21, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court decided Department of Homeland Security v. MacLean, holding that an Air Marshal was entitled to whistleblower status after disclosing plans to remove Air Marshals from certain...more

Whistleblower Protection Extends To Federal Workers Who Violate Agency Regulations

by Fisher Phillips on

Yesterday the U.S. Supreme Court held that an agent of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) who disclosed information that was prohibited by TSA regulations, was nonetheless protected under the Whistleblower...more

Agencies Beware: Supreme Court Leans Toward Air Marshal Whistleblower in Oral Argument

by BakerHostetler on

On November 4, 2014, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Dep’t of Homeland Security v. MacLean, bringing closer to an end the lengthy dispute between Robert MacLean and his former employer, the Transportation Security...more

Wage and Hour Cases to Watch at the Supreme Court: Part 1--Integrity Staffing

by Franczek Radelet P.C. on

This month marked the opening of the Supreme Court’s new term. For employment law practitioners, this session will be particularly busy with seven cases analyzing a range of employment questions, from the scope of the EEOC’s...more

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