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Seventh Circuit Affirms Summary Judgment Ruling Against Illinois Employee Who Refused to Participate in Sale of Product Banned in New York

USA - June 13 2022 A recent Seventh Circuit decision interpreting Illinois law affirmed the district court’s ruling that an employee’s refusal to engage in activity…

ESG Taking Center Stage At The SEC - What Can Publicly Traded Employers Expect?

USA - May 16 2022 A phrase first coined in 2005, environmental, social, and corporate governance (“ESG”) is making headlines. ESG is a lens applied by investors to…

Goodbye to McDonnell Douglas Under the Minnesota Whistleblower Act?

USA - May 16 2022 On April 6, 2022, Minnesota’s Supreme Court in Lori Dowling Hanson v. State of Minnesota, Department of Natural Resources affirmed the lower courts’…

Challenges to California’s Board Diversity Statutes

USA - March 17 2022 Building on board gender diversity requirements, California passed Assembly Bill (AB) 979 in 2020. This statute requires publicly held corporations…

U.S. Supreme Declines to Resolve Circuit Split on False Claims Act Anti-Retaliation Provisions

USA - March 7 2022 The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to settle a split among federal appeal courts on whether former employees are covered by whistleblower…

Fifth Circuit Cases Underscore Need for Attention to Detail in Arbitration Agreements Covering Whistleblower Claims

USA - March 7 2022 In the last ten years alone, SCOTUS and Circuit Courts have shaped the way employers craft and use arbitration agreements with their workforce, and…

Blowing The Whistle May Not Act As A Shield: The Consequences of Misconduct

USA - February 11 2022 That an employee may have engaged in protected activity under The Sarbanes-Oxley Act (“SOX”) does not render their employer unable to address the…

Diversity, Inclusion & Equity Training for Boards - Not Just a Compliance Exercise

USA - January 21 2022 Boards play a pivotal role in establishing an organization that champions, highlights, and capitalizes on diversity, inclusion and equity. Boards…

SCOTUS Declines to Decide Whether Objective Falsity is Required to Establish Liability Under FCA

USA - March 19 2021 The question of whether the False Claims Act (FCA) requires a showing of objective falsity will continue to divide the circuit courts following the U…

California Requires Board Diversity and Additional Company Disclosures

USA - October 31 2020 On September 30, 2020, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed a bill into law requiring publicly held corporations to further diversify their boards…