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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’...

Edward C Young, Holly Ren Morris.

Purported Whistleblower Barred from Pursuing Illinois Retaliatory Discharge Claim

USA - August 16 2017 The Northern District of Illinois recently dismissed an Indiana-based employee’s claims for retaliatory discharge in violation of common law...

Amanda C Wiley.

First SEC whistleblower award to former company officer

USA - March 4 2015 On March 2, 2015, the SEC announced an expected award of $475,000 to $575,000 to a former company officer "who reported original, high-quality...

Noa M Baddish.