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Annual Labor & Employment Update 2013
SEC Whistleblower Program: What Employers Need to Know
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- LinkedIn has more than 277 million members in over 200 countries and territories.
5 employment law challenges that in-house counsel will face in the coming year and how to get out ahead of them....more
After repeated warnings over the last few years that it had both the authority and willingness to do so, on June 16, 2014, the SEC brought its first enforcement action for retaliation against a whistleblower under the...more
The SEC recently charged a hedge fund advisory firm, which we refer to as the employer, for the first time using its new authority to bring anti-retaliation enforcement actions. The head trader for the employer reported to...more
John F. Kennedy once quoted Dante: “The hottest places in hell are reserved for those who, in times of great moral crisis, maintain their neutrality.” Unfortunately, on Wall Street, maintaining neutrality — or feigned...more
Employment is heavily regulated in the U.S., where it is illegal to discriminate against a job applicant or an employee because of the person's race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age (40 or...more
On April 3, 2014, the United States Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) issued an interim final rule that establishes procedures and time frames for handling retaliation complaints under the Consumer...more
This week, ethics and compliance departments at organizations across the country will celebrate Corporate Ethics and Compliance Week, an opportunity to highlight the essential connection between business integrity and ethics....more
Medical Practice Fired Receptionist Who Complained About Pregnancy Discrimination, Federal Agency Charged -
BALTIMORE - Annapolis Internal Medicine, a large Annapolis-based internal medicine practice, will pay $22,500...more
On Tuesday, April 8, 2014, President Obama took two executive actions, designed (in the White House’s words) “to help combat pay discrimination and strengthen enforcement of equal pay laws.” The “Fact Sheet” on the White...more
We all know we’re supposed to have an ethical culture, just like we all know we’re not supposed to follow the dress code and we’re supposed to turn in our expense reports on time. But in the crazy, hectic, fast-paced way of...more
Last spring I was speaking with several of our clients at an event in Atlanta and the discussion was around ethics and compliance program effectiveness. Specifically, these clients were saying that more and more often they...more
Whistleblowing has become a highly charged term, stirring up emotive rhetoric ranging from “ethical hero” to “treasonous traitor” with very little substantive evaluation of the real impact on the corporation and the broader...more
Each year, LP’s Labor & Employment Practice Group is pleased to provide a short checklist of steps that all companies should consider taking to measure their readiness for the coming year. We hope that you find this 2014...more
As you may have read in our previous blog post, prudent employers should embrace the “righteous whistleblower” in service of their culture of compliance. But what is an employer to do when a whistleblower has engaged in...more
The California Legislature had a busy year in 2013 and produced a great deal of employment-related legislation which just took effect on January 1. Because retaliation claims against employers have been on the rise for...more
A continuation of our recent coverage on ethics and compliance trends to watch in 2014, we’re taking a deeper look at whistleblowing and retaliation trends today. ...more
The economy may be improving, but challenges remain for employers in the financial services industry. From ever-increasing whistleblower claims to new diversity and inclusion regulations and recent IRS determinations...more
2013 was a busy year for whistleblowing and retaliation law in New Jersey. This blog post summarizes noteworthy statutory and judicial developments for employers to consider in the new year....more
The holidays have come and gone. I hope everyone enjoyed them, and I hope everyone received the gifts and presents they asked for. I come from a big family—three siblings, 14 aunts and uncles, and nearly twenty cousins....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
Could an employee be fired by his employer for actions he claimed were done in self-defense? In Leeds v. BAE Systems, No. 2012-599 (November 5, 2013), the New Hampshire Supreme Court found that he could where the employee’s...more
The California Legislature passed and Governor Brown approved the following new statutes impacting California employment law that shortly take effect in 2014....more
Kris was forced to endure the unthinkable: her daughter had just become the victim of a sexual assault.
In the weeks that followed, Kris alerted her employer of the assault and the care her daughter would require in...more
The recent announcement of SEC whistleblower awards is an important reminder on the need for companies to devote time and attention to proactive whistleblower policies and practices. Every organization adopts the...more
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