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The new Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) emergency temporary standard mandating various COVID-19 policies and procedures for employers with at least 100 employees (“ETS”) has an uncertain future in light of recent legal challenges.

November 12, 2021
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As discussed in our recent blog post, the Criminal Antitrust Anti-Retaliation Act of 2019 (“CAARA”) was, earlier this year, assigned for implementation to Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (“OSHA”) Whistleblower Protection program.

March 23, 2021
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At this point, most employers probably know that the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) is charged with investigating far more than workplace safety. Indeed, OSHA has a robust Whistleblower Protection Program that oversees worker retaliation complaints pursuant to over 20 different federal whistleblower laws.

March 3, 2021
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It is a common misconception that the First Amendment protects a person’s right to say whatever they want, whenever they want.

January 24, 2019
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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…

September 27, 2018
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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…

July 17, 2018
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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…

May 8, 2018
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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…

March 27, 2018
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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…

March 1, 2018
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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.

October 24, 2017
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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…

October 10, 2017
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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…

September 13, 2017