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U.S. Supreme Court: does SOX protect employees of a public company’s private contractor?

USA - June 14 2013 The United States Supreme Court agreed to review whether the Sarbanes-Oxley Act whistleblower protections apply to employees of a public company's…

Michael A. Sands, Saundra L. M. Riley.

Termination over derogatory Facebook comments not unfair labor practice

USA - June 14 2013 A medical office lawfully terminated its employee for sharing profanity-laced, derogatory comments on Facebook. A former employee set up a group…

Michael A. Sands, Saundra L. M. Riley.

Record EEOC $240m verdict for severely abused disabled workers

USA - June 14 2013 An Iowa jury awarded the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission $240 million in damages — the largest verdict in the EEOC's history &mdash…

Michael A. Sands, Saundra L. M. Riley.

Latest California appeals court: PAGA claims not subject to mandatory arbitration

USA - June 14 2013 Since the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in AT&T Mobility LLC v. Concepcion (see Fenwick's April 28, 2011 Litigation Alert), California appellate…

Michael A. Sands, Saundra L. M. Riley.

U.S. Supreme Court upholds classwide arbitration, finding arbitrator “arguably” (even if incorrectly) construed agreement

USA - June 14 2013 In Oxford Health Plans LLC v. Sutter, the United States Supreme Court affirmed an arbitral decision allowing the plaintiff to proceed with classwide…

Michael A. Sands, Saundra L. M. Riley.