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3rd Circuit Affirms Dismissal in Long-Running Weist SOX Whistleblower Case
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • February 8 2016

On February 2, 2016, the Third Circuit affirmed the dismissal of the SOX whistleblower retaliation claim in the closely watched case of Weist v. Tyco


“Put Up or Shut Up:” The Third Circuit Denies Former Tyco Employee’s SOX Whistleblower Claim
  • Jackson Lewis PC
  • USA
  • February 8 2016

There have been a series of legal battles since 2009 between Tyco Electronics Corp. and its former accounts payable manager, Jeffrey Wiest, fired for


Employment Law This Week: Equal Pay Data, HIV-Positive Employees, DOL’s Fiduciary Rule, NJ Harassment Defense
  • Epstein Becker Green
  • USA
  • February 7 2016

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) wants your pay data. The EEOC has proposed changing its EEO-1 forms. The forms currently require


Friendly reminder: Reverse discrimination is against the law, too
  • Constangy Brooks Smith & Prophete LLP
  • USA
  • February 5 2016

Pretty obvious, but a decision issued this week serves as a good reminder to employers that allrace discrimination is illegal, whether it's against


Employer Which Wanted “Young Blood” Settles Case With Fired Older Employee
  • FisherBroyles
  • USA
  • February 5 2016

There's not much to add to the title of this post - it pretty much says it all. Except that, according to the EEOC, the company owner also claimed


On the Right Track: Railroad Whistleblowers Came Out on Top in 2015
  • Katz Marshall & Banks LLP
  • USA
  • February 5 2016

Employees, contractors and subcontractors who report or oppose railroad safety concerns andor the fraudulent use of federal grants or funds


Use The "Rolling" Method to Calculate FMLA Leave! This Employer Learned the Hard Way
  • Franczek Radelet PC
  • USA
  • February 5 2016

Every once in awhile, I find myself counseling an employer with either no FMLA policy or one completely lacking in any meaningful details


EEOC Retaliation Guidance, Part 2: Was your employment action “adverse”?
  • Constangy Brooks Smith & Prophete LLP
  • USA
  • February 5 2016

What's a "materially adverse employment action"? This is the second part in what should be a three-part series (it's possible that we'll need four


Labor - Employee Handbook - Is Your Tape Recording Rule Lawful or Unlawfully Overly Broad?
  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • USA
  • February 5 2016

Does your Employee Handbook prohibit recordings? If so, can your employees reasonably construe the work rule to restrict their right to talk about


NLRB Issues New Captive Audience Rule for Mail-Ballot Elections
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • USA
  • February 5 2016

The NLRB opened a busy February by overruling a rule it established in 1959 governing when captive audience meetings may be held for mail-ballot