Topic: Retaliation

SCOTUS Says SOX Whistleblower Protections Cover Employees at Private Companies, Too

“… the Lawson decision should be a sobering one for employers.” (Jeffrey Dunlaevy of Ogletree Deakins) Private contractors across the country now need to adopt new procedures for responding to employees who blow the whistle. That’s because the US Supreme Court ruled earlier this week in Lawson v. FMR that the whistleblower protections of the… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Non-competition Agreements, Workplace Retaliation, E-Verify Misuse, Stolen Kisses

It’s true: you can’t always get what you want. Unless of course what you want is the JD Supra Corporate Brief delivered to your inbox every weekday morning. Sign up here. Enforcement of non-competition agreements is like dating – here’s how… (Renee Inomata at Burns & Levinson) According to Forbes, 2014 is the year of… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Proxy Guidance, Whistleblower Tips, Legalized Marijuana, DOL Investigations

Email delivery of the JD Supra Corporate Brief is the new black. It’s that time of the year again. And this 230-page guide has everything you need for a successful proxy season… (Morrison & Foerster) Employers should consider specialized insurance for responding to the dramatic increase in wage and hour lawsuits… (Kami Quinn and Jason… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Cybersecurity Checklist, Tax Reform, Iran Sanctions, Confidential Documents

Cold, colder, coldest? Fight the Arctic chill with a hot cup of coffee, a wool sweater, and the JD Supra Corporate Brief: Here’s a Top Ten cybersecurity checklist for boards of directors… (Ed Batts at DLA Piper) Canada is about to implement the harshest anti-spam law in the G-8 – and you need to know… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: HR Priorities, Patent Law, Bank Regulations, Proxy Statements

On this day in 1977, Apple Computers was incorporated. Protecting employee and customer data should be an HR priority in 2014… (Megan Anderson at Gray Plant Mooty) “Old Compound + Known Purpose + Prior Art Concentrations = Obvious“ – the new patent law math? (Jeffrey Gargano at McDermott Will & Emery) Get your bank regulation… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Attorney-Client Privilege, Brazil Corruption Law, Patent Troll Bill, JP Morgan Settlement

Dateline, November 22, 1963: President John F. Kennedy is assassinated in Dallas, Texas. Avoid embarrassment! Impress your friends! Know the difference between warranty and indemnity! (Richard Hsu at Shearman & Sterling) Who owns attorney-client privilege after a merger? (Herbert Kozlov and Edward Prokop at Reed Smith) Brazil’s new anti-corruption law goes into effect soon –… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: FATCA Regime, Securities Dealers, EU Data, Vicarious Liability

Keep your eye on the markets today: both 1929’s Black Thursday and 2008’s Bloody Friday happened on October 24. You’ve got just enough time to read the JD Supra Corporate Brief before the opening bell … The FATCA tax regime will introduce US tax withholding risk into financial transactions that have almost no nexus to… Read more »

What’s New in Whistleblower Law? A $14 Million SEC Bounty, SOX and Dodd-Frank Lawsuits, False Claims Act, Accounting Fraud…

Earlier this week, the Securities and Exchange Commission announced that it had awarded an anonymous source $14 million under its whistleblower bounty program, the largest award ever given out by the SEC. That’s just one of the many developments attorneys on JD Supra are covering on the broad topic of whistleblower and the law: SEC… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Mandatory Vaccinations, Retaliation Claims, Religious Beliefs, Cybersecurity Framework

Happy birthday, California! On this day in 1850, the Golden State is admitted as the 31st US state. Want to impose mandatory vaccinations on your employees this flu season? Tread carefully… (BakerHostetler) Three weeks isn’t a lot of time to prepare for the new HIPAA rules. But it’s all you’ve got… (Spilman Thomas & Battle)… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Deceptive Acts, Listing Standards, Safe Harbor, Open Enrollment

L’Shana Tova! Seems like every regulatory agency wants to monitor unfair or deceptive acts or practices at large banks these days… (Morrison & Foerster) These six factors will help you determine if your company is complying with the NYSE and Nasdaq listing standards… (Manatt, Phelps & Phillips) The Richmond, CA, eminent domain seizure program violates… Read more »