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Whistleblower protection for employees of public company contractors

  • Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 24 2014

For over a decade, the Department of Labor has interpreted Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 as protecting employees of public company contractors. This was

Protecting internal investigations: a cautionary tale

  • Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 13 2014

A cringe-worthy order recently issued in a whistleblower case in the D.C. district court against Kellogg Brown & Root and related entities is worth

Supreme Court clarifies that whistleblower protection for public company employees also protects employees of contractors and subcontractors of public companies

  • Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 13 2014

To safeguard investors in public companies and restore trust in the financial markets following the collapse of Enron Corporation, Congress enacted

Federal court rules temp-to-hire employee's hours before and after hire must be counted in determining FMLA eligibility

  • Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 21 2014

The interplay between staffing agencies and client companies continues to be a common source of litigation, including an increase in cases under the

Fifth Circuit clarifies FMLA obligations relating to staffing agency employees

  • Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 17 2014

Companies use temporary or leased employees for many reasonsto assist with seasonal work or temporary projects, to afford flexibility with a

Former employee had valid access, not guilty of violating federal & state laws

  • Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 7 2014

"When a former employee uses a customer's working log-in credentials to access his former employer's scripts, are he and the customer hackers?" No

State of Texas requests court to block EEOC enforcement of criminal records check guidance

  • Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 9 2013

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's Enforcement Guidance on the Consideration of Arrest and Conviction Records in Employment Decisions

5th Circuit rejects NLRB's position on classcollective action waivers

  • Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 5 2013

On December 3, 2013, in a landmark decision, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit ("Fifth Circuit") in D.R. Horton, Inc. v

Using Facebook "like" is free speech

  • Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 20 2013

A court ruled that "like" is "is the Internet equivalent of displaying a political sign in one's front yard" and that a former employee

Genesis Health Care Corp. v. Symczyk--a magic bullet for FLSA class actions?

  • Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 24 2013

On April 16, 2013, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled that a defendant employer's settlement offer to a plaintiff mooted the plaintiff's