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Seventh Circuit Rules Discouraging Employees from Taking Leave Violates the FMLA

Employees eligible for FMLA protections may take up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave per year. Employers and employees are also prohibited from denying, restraining or interfering with an employee 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

State of New York Sues Amazon Over Failure to Protect Workers from the COVID-19 Pandemic

New York Attorney General Letitia James recently sued Amazon on behalf of the State of New York, alleging the company failed to protect its workers from the pandemic and wrongfully Read More

A Candid Discussion on the Effects of COVID-19 on Employment Law

In an interview on, Whistleblower As a result of being on the other side of many disputes with Littler, I was aware of their multi-functional knowledge base, for both Read More

Employers Now Have Expanded Whistleblower Liability Under OSHA Rules

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently announced some changes to its whistleblower system that will result in employers having greater liability in whistleblower cases. OSHA has had a massive Read More

Florida Attorney General Goes After Third-Party Vendors for Gouging Prices on Amazon

Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody announced subpoenas issued to 43 third-party vendors in the state that are alleged to have gouged prices of essential items on to take advantage Read More

Amazon Worker Fired After Leading Protest Against Poor Working Conditions

Chris Smalls, an assistant warehouse manager for Amazon, was recently fired after organizing a walking protest over working conditions at the company’s facility on Staten Island. The incident quickly made Read More

Chicago Nurse Claims She Was Fired for Warning About COVID-19 Mask Inadequacies

A nurse in Chicago is claiming wrongful termination after she warned colleagues the masks they were given by Northwestern Memorial Hospital were insufficient protection against the COVID-19 virus. The nurse, Lauri Read More

Monetary Rewards Make Good Incentive for Whistleblowers, but Aren’t the Only Reason They Report Wrongdoing

Over the last decade, a variety of programs have started up in federal agencies that incentivize whistleblowers to come forward with tips about wrongdoing within their companies or organizations, and Read More

SEC Issues $1.6 Million Whistleblower Award

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) recently announced a $1.6 million award to a whistleblower who provided information that helped form the basis for charges that led to a successful Read More

Whistleblower Receives More than $760,000 in Retaliation Lawsuit

Coloplast, a Minneapolis-based medical device provider, agreed to pay more than $760,000 to Amy Lestage, who claimed the company retaliated against her after she blew the whistle on company wrongdoing. Lestage, Read More

New Whistleblower Laws and Policies In Effect for 2020

There has never been a time in American history when whistleblowers have had more protections afforded to them than they do right now. The last 10 years have seen significant Read More

Assisted Living Companies Settle Disability Bias Suit for $2 Million

An assisted living company, Prestige Care, Inc., and its subsidiaries recently agreed to settle a lawsuit from the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity commission for $2 million. In the suit, the Read More

Former Hospice Executive Claims Wrongful Termination After Blowing the Whistle on Medicare Fraud

Jake Summers, the former executive director of LHC Group Inc. (an Idaho-based health care group), claims to have been terminated for reporting what he believed to have been Medicare fraud. Read More

Judge Rules False Claims Act Suit Against Team Health Holdings, Inc. May Proceed

Team Health Holdings, Inc., a physician staffing firm, will have to face a False Claims Act lawsuit alleging the company overbilled Medicaid and Medicare for services not performed. This is Read More

Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Triples Award in Wrongful Termination Claim

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court recently ruled a worker deserved more than $1 million in compensation—more than three times what a jury awarded her—after she was terminated for complaining about Read More

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