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Pennsylvania Commission Comments On Proposed Amendments To The Commonwealth's White Collar Exemption Regulations
In June, we reported that the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry submitted to the Pennsylvania Independent Regulatory Review Commission a proposed rulemaking package that seeks to update the EAP exemptions ...
United States
4 Oct 2018
New USCIS Policy Memo And Efforts To Combat Fraud In The H-1B Visa Program
Starting October 1, 2018, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will begin implementing its June 28, 2018 policy memorandum1 to prioritize the removal of foreign nationals ...
United States
3 Oct 2018
Criminal Record Screening Policies Continue To Raise Important Multi-Jurisdictional Compliance Issues
Employers that use criminal record screening policies must continue to be vigilant about compliance with all applicable laws.
United States
23 Sep 2018
FDIC Loosens Restrictions On Hiring Bank Personnel With Criminal Histories
The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) recently published its final rule on modifications to the Statement of Policy (SOP) for Section 19 of the Federal Deposit Insurance Act
United States
12 Sep 2018
It's W-2 Phishing Season: How To Stop, And Respond To, Tax-Related Identity Fraud Aimed At Your Organization's Employees
Employers should take steps immediately to reduce the risk that HR and payroll professionals, eager to demonstrate their responsiveness to senior management, do not fall prey to these scams.
United States
16 Mar 2017
Supreme Court Endorses FCA Implied False Certification Theory Of Liability With Limitations
In a unanimous decision, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its highly anticipated False Claims Act ("FCA") opinion in Universal Health Services, Inc. v. United States ex rel. Escobar.
United States
29 Jun 2016
Sixth Circuit Changes Course On Proof Required To Show Protected Whistleblower Activity Under SOX
The Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX) provides anti-retaliation protection to whistleblowers who engage in "protected activity."
United States
15 Jun 2015
District Court Holds False Claims Act Applies To Employee Allegedly Terminated For Engaging In Protected Activity Against Unrelated Former Employer
On July 10, 2013, the United States unsealed the pleadings in the plaintiff's case against Cephalon, and the plaintiff's identity as the realtor in the case became public knowledge.
United States
12 Jun 2015
DOL Issues Its Final Rule For SOX Whistleblower Complaints
On March 5, 2015, the U.S. Department of Labor issued a Final Rule implementing protections for employees of securities companies and their subsidiaries, as well as employees of national credit-rating agencies.
United States
10 Mar 2015
Fleet-Footed Investigations And Prompt Remedial Action: The New Normal
Does your company respond to all internal concerns immediately, investigate them thoroughly and remediate them with unmatchable speed?
United States
4 Mar 2015
Brazil's New Anti-Corruption Law: What Every Multinational Employer Should Know
Brazil recently enacted Law 12.846, a new anti-corruption law that establishes a comprehensive system of corporate and individual liability for acts of corruption against Brazilian and foreign public officials or governmental bodies
28 Aug 2013
The 2012 Global Employer: Highlights Of Littler’s Fifth Annual Global Employer Institute
In November 2012, Littler Mendelson conducted its Fifth Annual Global Employer Institute in Washington, D.C. Attorneys and human resources professionals from 14 countries participated in the GEI.
1 Mar 2013
U.S. Department Of Justice And SEC Release Long-Awaited Guidance On Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
On November 14, 2012, the Department of Justice and the Securities and Exchange Commission released their long-awaited guidance on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.
United States
28 Nov 2012
SEC And DOJ Release Guidance On The U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
The 130-page guide discusses such topics as who and what is covered by the FCPA’s anti-bribery and accounting provisions.
United States
27 Nov 2012
U.K. Bribery Act "On-Line" As Of July 1 – U.S. Employer Impact
This Insight Article examines the main compliance issues from an employment perspective and highlights where U.S. organizations, used to complying with the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act ("FCPA") and the patchwork of U.S. anti-bribery laws, should focus their attention.
United States
17 Aug 2011
Whistleblowers Cannot Rely On Documents Received In Response To FOIA Requests To Maintain A "Qui Tam" Action
The U.S. Supreme Court issued a significant decision on May 16, 2011, in "Schindler Elevator Corp. v. United States ex. rel. Kirk", holding that whistleblowers cannot rely on documents obtained in response to a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request in bringing a "qui tam" action under the federal False Claims Act (FCA).
United States
15 Jun 2011
Ninth Circuit Issues Its First Ruling Setting Forth The Elements For Sarbanes-Oxley Whistleblower Claims
The Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, ("Sarbanes-Oxley" or "SOX") protects employees of publicly traded companies from retaliation for providing information related to possible acts of fraud against shareholders.
United States
10 Sep 2009
International Legal Trends For Encouraging Employee Whistleblowing
In a recent report, the International Chamber of Commerce's (ICC) Commission on Anti Corruption ("the Commission") offered its view that "fraud remains one of the most problematic issues for business worldwide, no matter the company's country of operation, industry sector or size."
United States
8 Oct 2008
The Deficit Reduction Act of 2005: Requiring Health Care Employers to Educate Employees in Whistleblowing
On February 8, 2006, President Bush signed into law the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005 (DRA). Included in the DRA are little known but sweeping obligations likely affecting entities receiving or making $5 million or more in Medicaid payments each year.
United States
25 Aug 2006
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