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U.S. Supreme Court expands SOX whistleblowing protection as SEC cautions companies against incentivizing employees to keep complaints internal

USA - March 25 2014 The enactment of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 led to significant changes in corporate governance and financial reporting policies at public…

Kyle T. Fogt, Michael MacPhail

FLSA settlements: is DOL or court approval required?

USA - October 4 2013 After decades of relative clarity, one area of complex employment litigation that has seen some change — and potentially significant change…

Thomas W. Carroll

Securities and Exchange Commission awards $14 million to whistleblower

USA - October 3 2013 The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced October 1, 2013, that it awarded more than $14 million to a whistleblower. This is the largest…

Michael MacPhail

Minimum wage and overtime provisions to be extended to home health care workers

USA - September 18 2013 On September 17, 2013, the United States Department of Labor announced a final rule which will extend the Fair Labor Standards Act's minimum wage…

Colorado Court of Appeals upholds employer's termination of employee for off-duty use of medical marijuana

USA - April 26 2013 On April 25, 2013, the Colorado Court of Appeals upheld an employer's termination of an employee as a result of the employee's use of marijuana…

Michael A. Maciszewski