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Where the Whistle Blows: Justices Express Doubt That Dodd-Frank Protection Shields Internal Whistleblowing
  • Zuckerman Spaeder LLP
  • USA
  • December 1 2017

When Congress passed the Dodd-Frank Act in 2010, it bolstered protections for whistleblowers who report certain kinds of misconduct, such as

SCOTUS to decide: Who is a Protected “Whistleblower” Under Dodd-Frank?
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • USA
  • November 29 2017

This week, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Digital Realty Trust v. Sommers, a case that will decide whether employees who report suspected

SASClaim Institution Supreme Court Oral Argument Observations
  • Haug Partners LLP
  • USA
  • November 28 2017

On November 27, 2017, the Supreme Court heard oral argument in SAS Institute Inc. v. Matal, No. 16-969. At issue is whether in inter partes reviews

Is an Internal Whistleblower a “Whistleblower” Entitled to Anti-Retaliation Protection Under the Dodd-Frank Act?
  • Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP
  • USA
  • November 22 2017

Who is a “whistleblower” entitled to protection under the anti-retaliation provisions of the Dodd-Frank Act (the “Act”)? In Digital Realty Trust, Inc

What employers can learn from metoo
  • Rubin Thomlinson LLP
  • USA, Canada
  • November 2 2017

I started seeing the metoo hashtag being posted by friends and acquaintances on Twitter and Facebook one Sunday evening, and by the next morning it

Federal Circuit Clarifies the Requirements for a Teaching Away by the Prior Art
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • October 23 2017

In a precedential opinion issued on October 11, 2017, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit reversed the Patent Trial and Appeals

California Now Among States Banning Salary History Inquiries
  • Duane Morris LLP
  • USA
  • October 18 2017

California joins Delaware, Puerto Rico, Oregon, Massachusetts, New York City, Philadelphia (pending legal challenge) and San Francisco as

Appellate Division Second Department Declines to Defer to NYSDOL Opinion Letter and Rules That Home Healthcare Attendants May Be Entitled to Wages for Hours Worked in Excess of 13 Hours a Day
  • Epstein Becker Green
  • USA
  • September 22 2017

In New York, State Department of Labor (“DOL”) regulations provide that the minimum wage must be paid for each hour an employee is “required to be

Non-Compete News - Florida Supreme Court Holds Referral Sources Are Legitimate Business Interests Under Florida's Non-Compete Statute
  • Ford & Harrison LLP
  • USA
  • September 18 2017

On Thursday, September 14, 2017, the Florida Supreme Court held that referral sources can be valid legitimate business interests

Nursing Home Residents Deprived of Right to Sue for Abuse and Neglect
  • Stark & Stark
  • USA
  • August 21 2017

The current administration has set its sights on another federal rule, seeking to eliminate the ban on pre-dispute arbitration agreements for nursing