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Employer response to workplace harassment—what is enough?

USA - September 11 2012 Last month the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals reinstated a $3.5 million punitive damages award against an employer for failure to “stiffen its efforts” to respond to an employee’s harassment complaints. 

Stephanie Albrecht, Gary R. Siniscalco

SEC Bounty Hunters Take Heart: SEC Fines Company $265,000 For Using Severance Agreements That Provided a Waiver of Any Monetary Recovery For Filing a Tip

USA - August 10 2016 Today, the SEC announced that an Atlanta-based company, BlueLinx Holdings, is settling charges that its severance agreements contained provisions…

Mike Delikat, David Harvey

The buck stops here!: Gristedes Foods CEO may be personally liable for FLSA claims

USA - July 16 2013 Last week, in Irizarry v. Catsimatidis, Docket No. 11-4035-cv (July 9, 2013), the Second Circuit held that Gristedes Foods CEO—and current NYC…

Byron Lau, Jill L. Rosenberg

SEC's Office of the Whistleblower begins processing tips: what companies should do now

USA - September 20 2011 Sean McKessy, Chief of the SEC's Office of the Whistleblower, and Mark Cahn, General Counsel for the SEC, recently outlined the Office of the Whistleblower's activities and priorities in public remarks.

Mike Delikat

SEC pays first ever Dodd-Frank whistleblower bounty award

USA - August 22 2012 On August 21, 2012, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced that it has awarded its first whistleblower bounty, just over one year after the SEC’s Dodd-Frank whistleblower rules became effective.

Rachel J. Coe, Mike Delikat