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ARB Denies Equitable Tolling of 180-Day Statute of Limitations Under SOX

On June 29, 2020, the Administrative Review Board (“ARB”) upheld the dismissal of a whistleblower retaliation complaint under Section 806 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (“SOX”) for failure to file within the 180-day statutory...more

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

Virginia Makes Significant Changes to State Employment Laws

Virginia employers must comply with a host of new employment laws. Virginia has enacted a number of significant changes to its employment laws to establish new protections and rights for employees. These changes...more

Proskauer - Law and the Workplace

Virginia COVID-19 Workplace Safety Rules Now In Effect

As we previously reported, Virginia became the first state to issue mandatory COVID-19 workplace safety rules when the Virginia Safety and Health Codes Board (“VSHCB”) approved an emergency temporary standard on July 15,...more

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Colorado Enacts Public Health Emergency Whistleblower (PHEW) Law Protecting COVID-19 Workplace COPs

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At a time when employers are struggling to stay current with ever-changing COVID-19 laws and public health orders, Colorado has enacted a new Public Health Emergency Whistleblower (PHEW) law on the heels of its sweeping new...more

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COVID-19 Whistleblowers Have New Rights in Philadelphia

Philadelphia recently enacted a new city ordinance protecting whistleblowers who report unsafe workplace conditions related to COVID-19. The Essential Workers Protection Act (EWPA), signed by Mayor Jim Kenney on June 26,...more

Proskauer - Whistleblowing & Retaliation

ARB Rules That Complaints about Theoretical Violations are not Protected Whistleblowing Activity under Dodd-Frank

On June 18, 2020, the U.S. Department of Labor Administrative Review Board (“ARB”) held that a complaint about a theoretical violation of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Financial Protection Act of 2010...more

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Philadelphia Enacts COVID-19 Whistleblower Protection Ordinance

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The City of Philadelphia recently enacted an ordinance providing workplace protections for employees who refuse to work in unsafe conditions if they reasonably believe that their employer is violating a COVID-19 public health...more

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Give Me Liberty, or Give Me Employment Law Reform: Virginia Enacts Sweeping Legislation Changing the Employment Law Landscape of...

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Virginia's Democratic legislative body and Governor Ralph Northam have recently enacted a myriad of new legislation, and expanded existing laws providing protections for employees in the Commonwealth. Effective July 1, 2020,...more

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Colorado Lawmakers Expand Paid Leave, Whistleblower Protections

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Evidently accepting Winston Churchill’s advice that one should never let a good crisis go to waste, the Colorado General Assembly passed, and Governor Polis has signed, two laws that, on their face, appear designed to address...more

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Colorado Passes Whistleblower Protections Relating To Workplace Safety

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The Healthy Families and Workplaces Act (HFWA), signed into law on July 14, 2020, not only requires additional paid sick leave for virtually all Colorado employees during the current COVID-19 pandemic for up to 80 hours, but...more

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Colorado Governor Expected to Sign Bill Providing New Whistleblower Protections Related to Public Health Emergencies

The Colorado General Assembly recently passed legislation intended to protect employees and certain independent contractors from discrimination and/or retaliation if they raise health and safety concerns related to a public...more

Ballard Spahr LLP

Would-Be Whistleblower Fails to Show Causation Under the Bank Secrecy Act for Termination

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The Southern District of New York (“SDNY”) recently rejected a retaliation claim brought by a former bank employee under the Bank Secrecy Act (“BSA”), granting summary judgment in favor of the employer bank because the former...more

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Pennsylvania Supreme Court Expands Ability of Certain Employees to Bring Discrimination and Harassment Retaliation Claims under...

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On June 16, 2020, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court opened a new avenue for employees to file retaliation claims.  In a majority decision, the court held that the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act (PHRA) is not the only pathway...more

Morrison & Foerster LLP

Quarterly Cartel Catch-Up: Recent Developments In Criminal Antitrust For Busy Corporate Counsel - 2nd Quarter 2020

Throughout the first half of 2020, much of the world has grappled with the reality of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, as the outbreak spread rapidly across entire countries and shut down large segments of the global...more

Mintz - Health Care Viewpoints

COVID-19 Relief Programs: The Anticipated Wave of False Claims Act Cases and Oversight Agency Enforcement Activities

Leading up to a webinar on July 15, 2020, we are publishing a blog series covering the risks of enforcement against companies that received COVID-19 relief funds under the CARES Act and strategies for mitigating these risks....more

Kelley Drye & Warren LLP

Not What The Doctor Ordered – A New Whistleblower Law for NY Healthcare Employers

Here’s the scenario – Your Ambulatory Clinic just reopened in May, and since then one of the RN’s, let’s call her Rita, has been late multiple times, and is often on her phone when she should be working. When she was called...more

K&L Gates LLP

COVID-19 (Australia): Much Has Happened on the Employment Front During COVID-19

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*This information is accurate as of 4.00 pm Tuesday 30 June 2020 and is subject to change as this situation evolves. For many of our clients the past three months passed by in a blur as they attempted to get their head around...more

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Philadelphia Enacts COVID-19 Whistleblower Legislation

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Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney has signed a COVID-19 whistleblower bill, effectively making Philadelphia the first U.S. city to enact such legislation. The Essential Workers Protection Act, also known as the “Employee...more

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Major Changes to Virginia Employment Laws Coming July 1, 2020

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On July 1, 2020, several pieces of legislation that significantly change the Virginia employment law landscape will go into effect. These laws are generally employee friendly and will have substantial and long-term impact on...more

Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP

All Philadelphia Employers Subject to New Ordinance Protecting COVID-19 Whistleblowers

Just one week after U.S. Senators introduced the COVID-19 Whistleblower Protection Bill that would prohibit employers from retaliating against workers who may blow the whistle on wrongdoing related to CARES Act relief,...more

Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP

New Philadelphia Ordinance Protects Employees Who Blow the Whistle On Unsafe Workplaces During COVID-19

On Friday, June 26, 2020, Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney signed the Essential Workers Protection Act, providing protections to workers who speak out about unsafe workplace conditions during the COVID-19 pandemic. The...more

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City of Philadelphia Adopts Ordinance Protecting Coronavirus Whistleblowers

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On June 26, 2020, after unanimous passage by the Philadelphia City Council, Mayor Jim Kenney signed an ordinance that adds a new chapter to the Philadelphia Code entitled, “Employee Protections in Connection with COVID-19...more

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New York Expands Healthcare Worker Whistleblower Protections

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On June 17, 2020, Governor Cuomo signed into law an amendment to the New York healthcare whistleblower law to create a new protected category, “improper quality of workplace safety,” and to expand protected channels to...more

Proskauer - Whistleblowing & Retaliation

Texas District Court Dismisses SOX Whistleblower Claim for Lack of Employer-Employee Relationship

On June 12, 2020, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas granted a motion to dismiss in favor of the defendant in a SOX whistleblower retaliation case, finding that the alleged whistleblower – a contractor...more

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CFTC Issues $6 Million Whistleblower Award

On June 9, 2020, the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) announced a $6 million whistleblower award to an individual under its Dodd-Frank whistleblower program. The individual was rewarded for voluntarily...more

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