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Synthetic Reality & Deep Fakes: Considerations For Employers And Implications Of The Rise Of Deep Fakes In The Workplace
Developments in various fields within artificial intelligence have allowed for remarkable advancements in different types of automation tools.
United States
28 Jun 2019
How To Conduct An International Internal Investigation
Imagine an anonymous worker at a multinational's Egypt factory contacts the global whistleblower hotline and accuses the Cairo plant manager of dumping chemicals into the Nile.
United States
25 Jun 2019
Kentucky Supreme Court Rejects Conditioning Employment On Agreement To Arbitrate
On September 27, 2018, the Kentucky Supreme Court in Northern Kentucky Area Development District v. Snyder1 held that the Federal Arbitration Act
United States
11 Oct 2018
"Actual Damages" Interpreted To Include Non-Economic Damages Under Pennsylvania's Whistleblower Law
This decision serves as a cautionary tale to employers that are evaluating liability exposure in cases arising out of the Law.
United States
6 Apr 2018
Supreme Court Limits Dodd-Frank Retaliation Protections To Employees Who Blow The Whistle To The SEC
On February 21, 2018, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its decision in Digital Realty Trust, Inc. v. Somers, Case No. 16–1276, resolving a circuit split on whether the Dodd-Frank Act...
United States
27 Feb 2018
DOL Flip-Flop: SOXs Anti-Retaliation Provisions Apply To Overseas Conduct After All
In a late-August decision with potentially far-reaching implications for foreign and multinational employers, the United States Department of Labor Administrative Review Board (ARB) held that the (SOX) whistleblower provisions...
United States
25 Sep 2017
Does Making Any Complaint About Work Now Turn An Employee Into A Possible Whistleblower Under Minnesota Law?
The Minnesota Supreme Court issued a unanimous opinion on August 9, 2017 in Friedlander v. Edwards Lifesciences, LLC, finding that the 2013 amendments to the Minnesota Whistleblower Act...
United States
15 Aug 2017
Restoring Decades-Old Precedent, The DOL Blows The Whistle On Fordham's "Fundamental Error"
On Friday, September 30, 2016, U.S. Department of Labor's (DOL's) Administrative Review Board (ARB) issued its highly anticipated decision in Palmer v. Illinois Central Railroad Company.
United States
17 Oct 2016
OSHA Joins The SEC In Attacking Confidentiality And Other Provisions In Private Settlement Agreements
On September 15, 2016, the federal OSHA released new policy guidelines for its review of private settlement agreements presented to the agency for approval in whistleblowing actions.
United States
21 Sep 2016
SEC Issues Cease-And-Desist Order Against Severance Agreement Clause Limiting Whistleblowers' Rights To Recover Bounty Awards
On August 10, 2016, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission issued a cease-and-desist Order and imposed remedial sanctions against a publicly traded company...
United States
18 Aug 2016
Recent Developments From The Occupational Safety And Health Administration
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is the government agency tasked with setting and enforcing workplace safety standards.
United States
12 Jul 2016
Supreme Court Endorses FCA Implied False Certification Theory Of Liability With Limitations
In a unanimous decision, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its highly anticipated False Claims Act ("FCA") opinion in Universal Health Services, Inc. v. United States ex rel. Escobar.
United States
29 Jun 2016
OSHA's Final Rule On Electronic Tracking Of Workplace Injuries And Illnesses
In keeping with Assistant Secretary of Labor Dr. David Michaels' promise to "shame" employers into compliance, on May 12, 2016, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration published its final rule...
United States
19 May 2016
Trade Secrets Finally Get Federal Law Protection
On April 27, 2016, Congress passed the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 (S.1890) (DTSA) and sent it to President Obama, who has indicated he will sign it into law.
United States
4 May 2016
OSHA Continues To Turn Up The Volume On Whistleblowing
Rushing to put final rules in place before the current Administration's term ends, on March 17, 2016, OSHA published its final rule for implementing the whistleblower protections under Section 1057 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Financial Protection Act of 2010.
United States
6 Apr 2016
EEOC's Proposed (Anti) Retaliation Guidance: Is Your Whistleblower Response System Ready?
The EEOC's January 21, 2016 "Draft Proposed Enforcement Guidance on Retaliation and Related Issues" continues the pattern of governmental agencies probing deeply into your whistleblower program.
United States
12 Feb 2016
Minnesota Supreme Court Holds Six-Year Statute Of Limitations Applies To Reporting Claims Under The Minnesota Whistleblower Act
On January 20, 2016, the Minnesota Supreme Court affirmed the Minnesota Court of Appeals' decision in Ford v. Minneapolis Public Schools in a narrow holding that leaves unanswered some important questions regarding whistleblower liability.
United States
25 Jan 2016
Agencies Issue Final Rules Governing Contractor Minimum Wage, Whistleblower Protections
On December 4, 2015, three federal agencies published a final rule amending the Federal Acquisition Regulation to implement Executive Order 13658, Establishing a Minimum Wage for Contractors.
United States
9 Dec 2015
SEC Report Indicates Whistleblower Program Going Strong
The number of tips rose to 3,923 in 2015, the highest ever, and payouts to whistleblowers increased to $37 million, also a record amount.
United States
19 Nov 2015
Connecticut Bolsters Employee Whistleblower Protection
Based on a new and unique interpretation of the state constitution, the Connecticut Supreme Court has greatly increased the potential exposure of employers to damage claims by whistleblowers.
United States
7 Oct 2015
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