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A new bill unanimously passed the U.S. Senate in July that could make it significantly more difficult for general counsel when considering whether to self-report antitrust issues. The Criminal Antitrust Anti-Retaliation Act...more
Welcome to the August 2015 edition of Red Notice, a publication of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP.
This month on the anticorruption front, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and the U.S. Securities and Exchange...more
As of July 1 of this year, Spain becomes the latest in a string of nations with a corporate compliance defense. Article 33 of Spain’s criminal code will provide an exemption from corporate criminal liability where the company...more
Further reflecting the divide amongst courts regarding the definition of “whistleblower” under the Dodd-Frank Act, the District Court of New Jersey recently held that an employee who internally reports an alleged securities...more
As a veteran of the AWP litigation era, I am struck by the recent state efforts to legislate transparency into pharmaceutical pricing. Multiple states have introduced bills that would require pharmaceutical manufacturers to...more
On August 19, 2015, OSHA issued new policies and procedures (Compliance Directive: CPL 02-03-006) for applying a new process for resolving whistleblower disputes. This directive is OSHA’s attempt to institute an early...more
Various state and federal statutes exist to protect and compensate employees whose employers retaliate against them after they disclose certain fraudulent practices to the employers or government agencies. These are known as...more
Notes from the Chair and Executive Editor -
Welcome to the third quarter edition of SuperVision Today, the quarterly e-newsletter published by Spilman's Labor & Employment Group...
...In this edition of SuperVision...more
A directive to establish nationwide policies and procedures aimed at speeding up the resolution of “whistleblower” complaints handled by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) was issued on August 19, 2015....more
Reversing a lower court decision, the D.C. Circuit recently concluded – for a second time – that certain internal audit documents are protected from disclosure by the attorney-client communication and work production...more
RESPONDING TO SUBPOENAS AND OTHER REQUESTS FOR PERSONAL HEALTH INFORMATION: TAKE THEM AT FACE VALUE -
Healthcare providers and other HIPAA covered entities receive requests for protected health information (“PHI”) from...more
Former employees and their attorneys have become increasingly creative when it comes to suing past employers. In addition to filing wrongful termination or discrimination lawsuits, discharged employees have sued their former...more
Who knew? When you park for free at your doctor’s office, you may be a pawn in a scheme to violate the Anti-Kickback Statute, the Stark Law, and the False Claims Act. It’s enough to make you sick....more
On July 15, 2015, the New Jersey Supreme Court held that the protections of the Conscientious Employee Protection Act (CEPA) extend to so-called “watchdog” employees—those employees whose regular job duties involve monitoring...more
On August 3, 2015, the United States District Court in the Southern District of New York issued a long-awaited opinion and order rejecting a motion to dismiss filed by the defendants in U.S. ex rel. Kane v. Continuum Health...more
One of the points we mention fairly frequently on this blog is that proactive regulatory compliance is critical for businesses. One reason for this is that the costs for failing to comply with federal laws and regulations can...more
In a potential expansion of protections afforded to whistleblowers under the federal False Claims Act (“FCA”), a federal judge in the Eastern District of Virginia reserved ruling on whether the anti-retaliation provision of...more
Regulatory Developments -
FinCEN Rules Digital Precious Metal Certificates Provider is a Money Transmitter:
On Aug. 14 FinCEN issued a ruling applying its virtual currency rules to an e-precious metals company. The...more
This Glossary is designed to provide law students taking Securities Regulation with a tool that will assist them in learning the basic language of securities law and achieve a working knowledge of the fundamental principles...more
Resources to help you engage your board of directors in the success of your ethics and compliance program. A successful board engagement strategy can help ethics and compliance professionals gain significant program...more
The ability to preserve privilege for highly sensitive internal investigations conducted at the direction of attorneys is alive and well. In a closely watched decision on the scope of the attorney-client privilege as applied...more
How global events shape local labour laws -
Giving employers the better deal?
The global economic crisis squeezed corporate profits, reduced demand for goods and services and shrank workforces. Now, new labour laws...more
The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) recently issued interpretative guidance intended to advance the agency's position that a whistleblower is entitled to the anti-retaliation protections of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street...more
Finding that Community Hospital Systems had been “too clever by half” in negotiating a global settlement agreement for seven whistleblower suits, a federal judge ordered the chain to pay the attorneys’ fees of all the...more
The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York recently found that two former employees of Eihab Human Services (Company) raised a genuine issue of material fact as to whether they were discharged in retaliation...more
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