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Management Alert: DOJ Files Motion To Dismiss Eleven False Claims Act Suits
Seyfarth Synopsis: The United States Department of Justice recently filed a seismic motion to dismiss in a series of healthcare fraud-related cases.
United States
3 Jan 2019
What Will Be New In New York In The New Year?
Seyfarth Synopsis: Democrats now control both houses of the New York Legislature as well as the Governor's office. A host of new employment-related legislation may be in the offing,.
United States
13 Dec 2018
Upcoming Atlanta Event: OSHA Trends And Developments: One Year Into The Trump Administration (Register To Reserve Your Spot)
On August 23, 2018, our Atlanta office is hosting a hot-topic event in which our panelists will lead an interactive discussion on the trends we are seeing in OSHA regulation a year into the Trump administration.
United States
9 Aug 2018
Defend Trade Secrets Act First: Claim Tossed Based On Whistleblower Immunity
In what appears to be a first under the DTSA, a United States District Judge has thrown out claims against an alleged trade secret thief on the basis of the DTSA's immunity for confidential disclosures to attorneys...
United States
25 Apr 2018
Supreme Court Unanimously Confirms Scope Of Whistleblower Protection Under Dodd-Frank
The United States Supreme Court ruled 9-0 today that whistleblowing employees seeking to sue for retaliation under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and CPA must bring their concerns to the SEC before suing their employer.
United States
23 Feb 2018
New Jersey's Conscientious Employee Protection Act Requires Election Of Remedies Before Summary Judgment
The U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey recently held that the proper time for a plaintiff to elect whether to proceed with a statutory whistleblower claim under CEPA, or a common law Pierce claim for...
United States
12 Feb 2018
The Supreme Court To Clarify Who Is A Whistleblower Under The Dodd-Frank Act; Employers Have A Reason To Be Hopeful
Following oral argument, employers can be cautiously optimistic that the U.S. Supreme Court will hold that the Dodd-Frank Act's anti-retaliation protections apply only to those employees ...
United States
1 Dec 2017
Unpaid Volunteers Are Not Covered By New Jersey's Whistleblower Law
New Jersey's Appellate Division upheld summary judgment dismissing a claim of whistleblower retaliation under the Conscientious Employee Protection Act ("CEPA"), finding that plaintiff...
United States
22 Sep 2017
Second Shot At Anti-SLAPP Motion Fails In Trade Secrets Dispute Involving Former Beer Worker
A California federal district court has recently given employers a small victory against former employees who misappropriate trade secrets and assert whistleblower immunity or the litigation privilege as after-the-fact defenses.
United States
13 Apr 2017
SEC Claws Back Award For Dawdling Whistleblower, As Feds Signal Changes In Award Eligibility
Last week, the Securities and Exchange Commission released an Order Determining Whistleblower Award Claim holding that the whistleblower's award should be reduced to 20% of the monetary sanctions...
United States
20 Mar 2017
Federal Whistleblower Laws Collide With The Attorney-Client Privilege: The Bio-Rad Case Study
Federal whistleblower laws collide with the in-house attorney-client privilege.
United States
27 Feb 2017
OSHA Procedures For Retaliation Complaints Under The Affordable Care Act Await New Administration
The Affordable Care Act faces an uncertain future under the Trump administration, which will affect whistleblower provisions enforced by OSHA.
United States
23 Jan 2017
OSHA Publishes Recommended Practices For Anti-Retaliation Programs
Employers that are regulated under any of the 22 federal whistleblower protection laws are encouraged to review company policies...
United States
20 Jan 2017
Financial Services – Preparing Your Global Workforce For The New UK Whistleblowing Rules
Seyfarth Synopsis: The trend of increased regulation of the financial services industry continues apace in the UK with the recent introduction of mandatory rules on whistleblowing governance.
United States
25 Oct 2016
Financial Services - Preparing Your Global Workforce For The New UK Whistleblowing Regime
New rules on whistleblowing have come into effect which impact certain Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and Prudential Regulatory Authority (PRA) regulated financial services firms.
13 Oct 2016
OSHA Pilots New Expedited Whistleblower Process – Will Allow Complainants To Request Judicial Review
The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) is launching a new "Expedited Case Processing Pilot" process in its Region 9.
United States
26 Aug 2016
SEC Targets Employment Agreements Requiring Waiver Of Whistleblower Awards
The SEC's Office of the Whistleblower continues to examine employee severance, settlement and confidentiality agreements for language that might chill reporting of securities violations to the SEC and other regulators.
United States
25 Aug 2016
Tenth Circuit Orders Truck Driver Who Abandoned Trailer On Interstate Highway To Be Reinstated With Backpay
The Tenth Circuit held that a trucking company unlawfully retaliated against a truck driver after he abandoned a trailer on a public highway, finding that his actions constituted a protected refusal...
United States
19 Aug 2016
We Traced The Trade Secret Leak … It's Coming From Inside The Business
Protecting trade secrets from employee theft requires more than using an NDA when onboarding employees.
United States
9 Aug 2016
SEC Issues Near Record-Breaking Whistleblower Award
On June 9, 2016, the Securities and Exchange Commission announced it awarded over $17 million to an ex-employee of a financial services firm.
United States
24 Jun 2016
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