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Judge Blocks Enforcement of Pregnant Workers’ Fairness Act in Cases Involving Texas State Employees

Congress passed the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act of 2023 (PWFA) to provide basic accommodations to employees who are expecting. However, a question about the procedure used to pass the law Read More

How the Bank Secrecy Act Aids in the Fight Against Fraud

In the realm of financial regulation, the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) stands as a cornerstone in combating money laundering, terrorist financing and other illicit activities. Enacted in 1970, the BSA Read More

New Pregnancy and Nursing Laws Provide More Protection for New Parents

In December 2022, President Biden signed into law two important pieces of legislation: the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PWFA) and the Providing Urgent Maternal Protections for Nursing Mothers Act (PUMP Read More

Employers May Face Higher Whistleblower Risks Under New Law

A new law regarding whistleblowers could mean new risks for employers. The Anti-Money Laundering Whistleblower Improvement Act was passed last year as part of Congress’s omnibus spending bill. The Act Read More

How the Speak Out Act Affects Employment Contracts and Severance Agreements

President Joe Biden signed the Speak Out Act into law in December 2022. This law renders unenforceable nondisclosure and non-disparagement clauses in employment contracts and severance agreements, regarding allegations of Read More

Congress Expands Whistleblower Eligibility to Include Auditors and Compliance Professionals

Congress recently included the Anti-Money Laundering Whistleblower Improvement Act as part of the omnibus budget, which President Biden has signed into law. This new Act includes measures to expand enforcement Read More

New Bill Would Create Shorter Wait Time for SEC Whistleblower Awards

The Whistleblower Program of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has been a significant success since its implementation in the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform Act, but there have been some Read More

New York Boosts its Whistleblower Protections

As of January 26, 2022, some new, enhanced whistleblower protections went into effect in the state of New York. The changes to the law were as follows: The state change the definition Read More

West Virginia Passes COVID Liability Shield Law

West Virginia recently became the latest state to pass COVID liability protection legislation. Republican Governor Jim Justice signed the bill that will afford greater protections to businesses, healthcare providers, universities Read More

Paid Leave Under the Biden Administration’s American Rescue Plan

One of the very first steps President Joe Biden took upon assuming the presidency was to attack the COVID-19 pandemic and lay out plans for relief for Americans who have Read More

Washington, D.C. Passes Tax Fraud Qui Tam Statute

On January 13, Mayor Muriel Bowser of Washington, D.C. signed into law the False Claims Amendment Act of 2020. It will become effective as soon as the 30-day congressional review Read More

New Legislation Requires Shell Companies to Disclose Their Owners

A new law passed in Congress in December that will, for the very first time, require shell companies to provide the names of owners, or face jail time and/or stiff Read More

LA County Board of Supervisors Enhances COVID-19 Whistleblower Protections

This fall, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors passed an ordinance protecting employees against retaliation for reporting violations of COVID-19 health protocols in workplaces. The county had seen a significant Read More

Long Island City Council Creates New Law for Greater Whistleblower Protections During Pandemic

Members of the City Council for Long Island City developed new legislation to offer greater protections for whistleblowers who speak out about workplace safety issues during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Read More

Frisco Firm Fires Employee After She Shelters in Place in Dallas County, Suit Says

In her article published April 23, 2020, on, Diana Zoga discusses a lawsuit filed in Dallas County in mid-April. The suit was filed by Amy Reggio, a woman who says Read More

New Special Counsel Will Increase Efficiency of Whistleblower Retaliation Cases

Under federal law, it is illegal for agencies or offices to take any sort of action against an employee who reports wrongdoing or safety concerns. Of course, retaliation still unfortunately Read More

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