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Managing the Modern Workplace
Managing the Modern Workplace

It is a common misconception that the First Amendment protects a person’s right to say whatever they want, whenever they want.

Managing the Modern Workplace

January 24, 2019
Managing the Modern Workplace
Managing the Modern Workplace

Loyalty to one’s employer is a fast disappearing quality it seems and it is not hard to imagine the following scenario: After terminating an especially difficult employee, you have learned that she…

Managing the Modern Workplace

September 27, 2018
Managing the Modern Workplace
Managing the Modern Workplace

Not to be outdone by the SEC’s recent landmark whistleblower awards (discussed here and here ), the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (“CFTC”) just awarded its fifth and largest whistleblower…

Managing the Modern Workplace

July 17, 2018
Managing the Modern Workplace
Managing the Modern Workplace

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) made additional waves since last month’s post , by recently announcing the first monetary award under the Dodd-Frank safe-harbor provisions. The…

Managing the Modern Workplace

May 8, 2018
Managing the Modern Workplace
Managing the Modern Workplace

Following the financial crisis and the discovery of Bernie Madoff’s Ponzi scheme, Congress passed the Dodd Frank Act, which expanded substantially the SEC’s whistleblower program and established the…

Managing the Modern Workplace

March 27, 2018
Managing the Modern Workplace
Managing the Modern Workplace

As you may have heard, the Supreme Court decided last week that Dodd-Frank’s whistleblower protections (along with its 6-year statute of limitations and direct-to-court enforcement procedure) only…

Managing the Modern Workplace

March 1, 2018
Managing the Modern Workplace
Managing the Modern Workplace

We have become well-conditioned to respond to the sound of a fire drill or a tornado warning. But to rumors of sexual harassment? Not so much.

Managing the Modern Workplace

October 24, 2017
Managing the Modern Workplace
Managing the Modern Workplace

It is natural (and logical) to assume that United States laws do not apply to an individual’s actions in another country. Although this is not always the case — federal discrimination laws, for…

Managing the Modern Workplace

October 10, 2017
Managing the Modern Workplace
Managing the Modern Workplace

As labor lawyers, we tend to think of our professional years as starting and ending on Labor Day. In order to celebrate the new Labor year, I intended to send this post early last week, but a storm…

Managing the Modern Workplace

September 13, 2017
Managing the Modern Workplace
Managing the Modern Workplace

Whistleblowing claims have a funny way of sneaking up on employers. When an employee makes a complaint or raises a grievance, the legal risk is sometimes obvious at the start. But it can often catch…

Managing the Modern Workplace

July 25, 2017
Managing the Modern Workplace
Managing the Modern Workplace

A small client recently told me that they did not like to have a lot of written policies because they believe that every policy is one more opportunity for disputes to arise. When I started to argue…

Managing the Modern Workplace

January 19, 2017
Managing the Modern Workplace
Managing the Modern Workplace

If you’re an HR manager, director, or vice president, you’ve probably not only got a pretty long holiday wish list , but also a fairly sizable list of New Year’s resolutions. It probably includes…

Managing the Modern Workplace

December 29, 2016