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On December 18, 2013, almost six months after the Non-Profit Revitalization Act of 2013 (the “Act”) passed the New York State Legislature, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed the Act into law. The Act amends the patchwork...more
2013 has been a significant year for UK employment law. In particular, an abundance of new legislation (both about substantive law and Employment Tribunal procedure) has heralded a number of important changes.
On December 12, 2013, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York granted an employer summary judgment on a long-running SOX whistleblower claim. Sharkey v. J.P. Morgan Chase & Co., No. 10-cv-3824 (S.D.N.Y....more
The Non-Profit Revitalization Act of 2013 (the Act) (S5845/A8072), which effects the first major overhaul of the New York Not-for-Profit Corporation Law (the NPCL) in four decades, will be signed into law by New York Governor...more
On October 12, 2013, California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law SB 496, which, along with two other new laws (SB 666 and AB 263), expands protections for whistleblowers in California by significantly altering California...more
On December 5, 2013, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) announced its intent to launch an online complaint system that will provide workers another avenue to file...more
The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration ("OSHA") recently made it easier for disgruntled employees to file whistleblower complaints against their current or former employers. Going forward, employees who...more
Last week, we identified five important questions employers should ask themselves to test whether they are ready for key changes in California law that are coming in 2014. Here, we take a closer look at one of those changes:...more
The Public Interest Disclosure Act 2013 (Cth) (Act), which establishes a new public interest disclosure scheme for the Commonwealth public sector, comes into force on 15 January 2014.
By then, Commonwealth agencies...more
As first reported by Law 360 reporter Kat Greene on December 5, 2013, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) unveiled a new online complaint form to complement its telephone...more
Whistleblowers covered by one of the 22 statutes administered by the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) will now be able to file complaints online. Previously, workers could make...more
Reflecting its renewed emphasis on "whistleblower" protection under the Obama administration, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has launched an online whistleblower complaint system. The new feature on...more
The process of filing whistleblower complaints just became a lot easier. On December 5, 2013, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) launched a new system that will allow workers...more
First, the kerfuffle surrounding the Citi matter has wholly obfuscated the SEC staff’s achievement. Understand that these structured products cases are extremely complicated. Even when assisted by whistleblowers, the facts do...more
In a recent order denying a whistleblower’s award claim,1 the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission upheld the prospective application and discovery limitations of two of its rules implementing the Dodd-Frank Wall Street...more
Companies need to recognize the importance of responding effectively to a whistleblower complaint. The Enron case, and many others after that, started with a whistleblower complaint which the company either ignored or...more
Whistleblowers covered by one of 22 statutes (including Sarbanes-Oxley and Dodd-Frank) administered by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration will now be able to file complaints online. ...more
In This Issue:
A Decade of Lessons Learned from State Tax False Claims Act Cases; Second Circuit Reaffirms Taxpayer’s Use of Protective Refund Claims; and Challenging Regulations After Mayo and Home...more
The California Legislature was unusually active this year. Significantly, California increased the state minimum wage, created new “unfair immigration-related practices,” and expanded protections for whistleblowers. All laws...more
If you have employees in California, you are, no doubt, aware that California laws are constantly changing and have a tendency to sneak up on even the best companies. To help prepare you for the year ahead, here are five...more
The Dodd-Frank Act – signed by President Barack Obama more than three years ago, and since then advanced with a host of rules and regulations – has been widely viewed as a law that addresses systemic risk in the financial...more
Legislation proposed by a member of the New Jersey Senate would amend the Law Against Discrimination, Conscientious Employee Protection Act, and Worker Freedom from Employer Intimidation Act to extend legal protections and...more
Sandra Wallace, Partner and Employment group head, highlights the most important legislative and case law developments from 2013 and identifies the key cases to watch out for in 2014. ...more
In a SOX whistleblower case of first impression, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia ruled that front pay may be ordered in lieu of reinstatement. However, the court ultimately determined that front...more
This month, the U.S. Senate unanimously approved proposed legislation which would protect whistleblowers who alert authorities or their employers to suspected criminal antitrust activity (referred to as the Criminal Antitrust...more