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Critics Call OSHA Whistleblower Initiative a ‘Shaming Program’

Business leaders across a wide range of industries are criticizing a new Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) program that “shames” employers who have allegedly violated their workers’ whistleblower rights. The Read More

Texas Agency Seeks Dismissal of Employee’s Claims

The Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services (DADS) wants the state Supreme Court to disallow a former employee to bring a lawsuit against the agency for failing to accommodate Read More

Attorney Steve Kardell Offers Input on Ailes Case to Wall Street Journal

Attorney Steve Kardell has been was cited in a recent Wall Street Journal article covering the recent issues at Fox News related to the ouster of Chairman and CEO Roger Read More

Employee at Regional Jail Files Retaliation Lawsuit

A former sergeant at the Southern Regional Jail near Charleston, West Virginia has filed a lawsuit against the state’s Regional Jail Authority, alleging employer retaliation. The man, Jason Hefner, says he Read More

Whistleblower Alleges Retaliation After Reporting Issues with Flint Water Last Year

Miguel Del Toral works as a regulations manager for the Environmental Protection Agency and was assigned to investigate the water issues in Flint, Michigan in early 2015. According to Del Read More

Common Steps Whistleblowers Take When Filing Claims Against Employers

When an employee alleges that he or she faced retaliation after attempting to report misconduct within your organization, there are a number of protections afforded to that person. There are Read More

Bank of America Subsidiary Pays $36 Million Settlement in Overtime Lawsuit

Lansafe Appraisal Services Inc., an appraisal subsidiary of Bank of America, recently agreed to pay a $36 million settlement in a class action lawsuit in which the company was accused Read More

How to Reduce Risk Associated with Employees Leaving Your Company

There has been a growing amount of litigation under the False Claims Act in recent years, with many more cases being brought by current or former employees against their companies. Read More

Attorney-Client Privilege Also Protects Employee-Employee Communications

The protections available in terms of attorney-client privilege often depend on the type of content found in the communications. Because of this fact, privilege logs almost never play a dispositive Read More

Whistleblower Claim Arises from Food Safety Concerns at High School

A recent whistleblower lawsuit against the David Douglas School District near Portland, Oregon alleges that its high school was not engaging in proper food safety practices. The suit was filed Read More

SEC Brings First-Ever Enforcement Action Regarding Employee Confidentiality Agreements

In April, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) initiated the very first enforcement action regarding employee confidentiality agreements against KBR, Inc., a technology and engineering company based in Houston, Texas. Read More

When Do Reports Not Constitute Whistleblower Actions?

Not all reports of internal wrongdoing are technically considered whistleblower actions. In 2013, the First Circuit Court established an important “job duties” exception related to the Maine Whistleblowers Protection Act. Read More

SEC Offers More Guidance on How to Interpret Whistleblower Rules

In early August, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) issued some clarification on rules regarding internal whistleblower reporting. According to the agency, whistleblowers are to be protected under the Dodd-Frank Read More

A Brief Overview of the New Dodd-Frank CEO Pay Ratio Disclosure Rules

On August 5, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) officially approved what has been called the “CEO pay ratio disclosure rule” under the Dodd-Frank Act. This new rule will require Read More

New OSHA Directive to Help Resolve Whistleblower Complaints Early

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued a number of new procedures and policies August 19, outlining how a new process will be established to resolve whistleblower disputes more Read More

Watch Out for Drastically Increased Overtime Expenses

A recent proposal from the U.S. Department of Labor would double the minimum salary for the overtime exemption for white collar workers, but would still keep the same complicated duties Read More

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