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Illinois Enacts Legislation Prohibiting Non-Competes with Low-Wage Workers
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • August 29 2016

On August 19, 2016, Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner signed S.B. 3163 into law, creating the Illinois Freedom to Work Act. The new law (Public Act


Illinois Enacts Child Bereavement Leave Act
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • August 26 2016

Illinois recently became the second state (following Oregon) to enact legislation requiring covered employers to provide eligible employees with


Illinois Enacts Employee Sick Leave Act
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • August 24 2016

On August 19, 2016, Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner signed House Bill 6162, creating the Employee Sick Leave Act (Act). The Act takes effect January 1


Massachusetts Passes New Pay Equity Law
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • August 23 2016

On August 1, 2016, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker signed into law “An Act to Establish Pay Equity.” The Massachusetts law follows the recent


Employee Concerns Programs & Whistleblower Protections at DOE Facilities
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • August 18 2016

Most nuclear facilities in the U.S. are managed by private companies and are subject to the requirements of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission


SEC Whistleblower Actions Suggest Immediate Changes to Severance and Release Agreements
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • August 17 2016

Yesterday August 16, the SEC announced the settlement of yet another action against a company over what is, apparently, the most critical issue


SEC Continues Enforcement Actions Over Whistleblower Provisions
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • August 16 2016

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced late last week that it entered into a settlement with an Atlanta-based building products


DOE to Enforce Whistleblower Protection
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • August 15 2016

Apparently responding to a report by the Government Accountability Office in July 2016 suggesting that it must strengthen whistleblower protections


More Poor Drafting of Employment Agreements Can Lead to Litigation
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • August 15 2016

It seems like only last week I was writing about a company that could have avoid substantial legal costs and headaches through better drafting (oops


Poor Drafting of Employment Agreements Can Lead to Litigation
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • August 8 2016

A federal district court case decided last week involved an issue we see all too often. In Willis Re, Inc. v. Hearn (E.D. Pa. 2016), a Chief