On November 3, 2010, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") issued proposed rules for implementing the whistleblower program established by Section 922 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act ("Dodd-Frank Act").
By Douglas Darch
, Ryan Vann
While labor law legislation such as the Employee Free Choice Act has stalled in Congress, unions continue to push for labor law reform through the NLRB.
By Brian Arbetter
, Peter Gillespie
Experts from around the globe predict that a pandemic flu outbreak could cause U.S. businesses to suffer 40% absence rates over a period of six to eight weeks, resulting in a national loss of productivity in the range of 5%. Although transmissions of the H5N1 avian influenza virus from person to person remain extremely rare – preventing avian flu from being considered a pandemic – the World Health Organization reports that there have been 256 cases of avian flu as of October 16, 2006.