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DOL (yes, the DOL!) pays big settlement in whistleblower case

USA - July 1 2013 Earlier this month, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) settled a whistleblower claim brought by Robert Whitmore, a former DoL recordkeeping official…

Michael J Graham

What’s a protected “complaint” under the FLSA’s anti-retaliation provision?

USA - January 2 2013 On December 26, 2012, the Eleventh Circuit issued a ruling that strengthens defenses to "protected activity" in FLSA retaliation actions. Miller v. Roche…

Rachel S Fischer

2019 Brings Employment Law Changes for Illinois Employers

USA - December 13 2018 As 2018 draws to a close, state and local lawmakers in Illinois have been passing legislation that will further regulate a variety of employers’…

Ren Morris, Edward C Young

Illinois Governor Signs Restrictive Covenant Bill Into Law

USA - August 19 2021 On August 13, 2021, Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker signed into law an amendment to the Illinois Freedom to Work Act (820 ILCS § 90), which imposes…

Dakota D. Treece, Edward C Young

SEC Alleges Employer’s Compliance Manual Violates Rule 21F-17

USA - August 11 2021 On June 23, 2021, the SEC announced that Guggenheim Securities, LLC (“Company”) agreed to settle charges that it violated Rule 21F-17 by including…

Pinchos (Pinny) Goldberg, Scott Tan