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DOJ Intends to Criminally Prosecute No Poaching Agreements

The Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice (DOJ) has recently confirmed that it intends to bring criminal antitrust prosecutions of companies that have entered into “wage-fixing” or “no poaching” agreements. At a...more

SCOTUS Ruling: Whistleblowers Must "Tell the SEC" for Dodd-Frank Protection

On February 21, 2018, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its long-awaited opinion in Digital Realty Trust, Inc. v. Somers resolving the circuit split on whether the anti-retaliation provision of Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and...more

[Event] CLE Event: "Whistling at Work" - December 7th, Columbus OH

The Top 5 Issues for Navigating the Employment Relationship to Avoid and Defend Whistleblower Retaliation Complaints Topics - - Whistleblower 101: Law and Process - Whistleblower and Compliance Policies: Prevention...more

Supreme Court to Determine Whether Internal Whistleblowers Are Protected From Retaliation

On June 26, 2017, the Supreme Court granted certiorari on an issue that has long divided the federal courts: whether a whistleblower is entitled to protection from retaliation for blowing the whistle internally even if he or...more

DOL Joins SEC in Attack on Severance Agreement Clauses

Companies cannot prohibit their former employees from collecting whistleblower awards, says the DOL in a recently released memo. Moreover, even asking employees to disclaim any knowledge of any legal violations by the...more

SEC Confirms That Whistleblowers Will Continue to Carry a Baton in Its Race to Enforce SOX

This summer, viewers of the Olympics in Brazil will watch track and field events, in which the members of each team will carry a baton for a leg of the race in their collective effort to win the gold. In case there remained...more

It's Not Over Until the Last Whistle Blows: Beware of the Mid-Investigation Tip

On May 13, 2016, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) caught many off guard when it issued an award to a whistleblower whose mid-investigation tip “significantly contributed” to the success of the resulting...more

This Is Not a Test: The CFTC Joins the SEC and IRS in Awarding Substantial Whistleblower Bounties

Who can tune out those periodic blaring interruptions to our favorite television programs? This is a test. For the next 60 seconds, this station will conduct a test of the Emergency Broadcast System. This is only a test. In...more

Supreme Court "SOX" it to Employers by Extending Statute's Whistleblower Provision to Private Contractors of Public Companies

On March 4, 2014, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a decision in Lawson v. FMR LLC expanding the class of persons protected under the anti-retaliatory provisions set forth in the Sarbanes Oxley Act of 2002 ("SOX"). The Court...more

There She Blows!: Another Court Rules Against Extraterritorial Application of Whistleblower Protections

Last week, whistleblowers reporting potential violations occurring outside of the United States again found themselves on the outside looking in at protections afforded to domestic whistleblowers when the Southern District of...more

Employer-Sponsored Volunteerism: Doing Right When Employees are Doing Good

Along with back-to-school events and apple picking, corporate-sponsored volunteer opportunities are a hallmark of the Fall season. September and October traditionally bring runs and walks for charity; nationally and locally...more

10/1/2013  /  Corporate Culture , DOL , FLSA , Volunteers , Wages
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