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New Law Gives Student-Athletes Mandatory Whistleblower Protections
In the aftermath of concerns on student-athlete safety following the death of a Maryland football player during conditioning drills last year.
United States
30 May 2019
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District Court Grants Protection Under DTSA Whistleblower Immunity For First Time
The Eastern District of Pennsylvania recently granted immunity under the whistleblower provision of the Defend Trade Secret Act in what appears to be the first decision of its kind under the new federal trade secret statute.
United States
9 Apr 2018
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The Bubbler – March 2018
Phew – it has been a whirlwind of a month in the employment law world!
United States
9 Mar 2018
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SCOTUS: Whistleblowers Who Complain Only Internally To Employers Are Not Protected By Dodd-Frank
On Wednesday this week, all nine justices agreed that the Dodd-Frank Act's anti-retaliation provision does not extend to an individual who has not reported a violation of the securities laws...
United States
27 Feb 2018
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Trade Secrets Going Federal: President Obama Signs Into Law Landmark Defend Trade Secrets Act Requiring Immediate Action By All Employers
On Wednesday, President Obama signed into law the groundbreaking Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA), which for the first time creates a federal civil remedy for trade secret misappropriation...
United States
20 May 2016
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Court Enforces Arbitration Agreement, Requiring Employees To Arbitrate Whistleblower Claims
We have frequently written about the increasing likelihood that courts will enforce arbitration agreements to resolve a broad range of issues arising out of the employment relationship.
United States
6 Aug 2015
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Qui Tam Update Highlights Failed Compliance Program And Dermatology Sweetheart Deals
Mintz Levin's Health Care Enforcement Defense Practice has published its most recent Qui Tam Update, analyzing overall trends in 36 recently unsealed health care related whistleblower cases.
United States
23 Jul 2015
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SEC Announces Action Against Company For Using Confidentiality Agreements That Allegedly Could Deter Whistleblowers
As we discussed in a post last month, the SEC has been closely scrutinizing whether companies may be using non-disclosure and confidentiality agreements that could discourage employees from acting as whistleblowers.
United States
7 Apr 2015
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It’s Not Boilerplate Anymore: SEC Order Serves As Reminder To Carefully Consider Language Used In Employee Confidentiality Agreements And Policies
The Securities and Exchange Commission instituted cease and desist proceedings against KBR, Inc. for the purpose of entering an agreed Cease and Desist Order which is likely to affect the drafting of all confidentiality agreements...
United States
2 Apr 2015
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2015 Employment Law Issues Tournament: First Round Results And Recaps
This past weekend, while college basketball teams across America finished up their conference tournaments, 64 employment law issues played in the first round of our tournament, and boy did it live up to the hype.
United States
20 Mar 2015
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SEC Whistleblower Inquiry Raises Concerns About Protection Of Confidential And Privileged Information
As we have discussed in previous posts, Section 922 of the Dodd-Frank Act established a whistleblowing program under the auspices of the SEC.
United States
18 Mar 2015
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Reported Compliance Problems: The Six Stages Of Corporate Grief
Last week, I had the honor of participating in a panel discussion about how health care entities deal with reported compliance concerns...
United States
13 Mar 2015
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FCA Supreme Court Case To Watch For In 2015
The Supreme Court heard oral arguments on January 13, 2015 in a government contracts whistleblower case that could have a far-reaching impact on more than just federal contractors.
United States
16 Jan 2015
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Federal Judge Awards Attorneys’ Fees To Defendant In Dismissed Qui Tam Case, Calls Whistleblower A "Serial Relator"
In November 2013 and this past October, our Health Care Qui Tam Update highlighted three separate qui tam False Claims Act cases filed by Fox RX, Inc.
United States
9 Dec 2014
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Sixth Circuit Decision Confirms That Employers May Lawfully Choose Not To Hire A Job Applicant With A Prior History As A False Claims Act Whistleblower
Some employers in the health care and other industries who regularly deal with the federal government and are subject to the False Claims Act ("FCA")...
United States
23 Nov 2014
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Sixth Circuit Decision Confirms That Employers May Lawfully Choose Not To Hire A Job Applicant With A Prior History As A False Claims Act Whistleblower
Some employers in the health care and other industries who regularly deal with the federal government and are subject to the False Claims Act ("FCA")...
United States
23 Nov 2014
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The High Cost Of Whistleblowing
The SEC’s whistleblower program offers awards of 10%-30% of the money collected where a whistleblower provides high-quality, original information.
United States
4 Nov 2014
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SEC Awards $30 Million To Overseas Whistleblower
Last week, the SEC announced its largest-ever whistleblower award – more than $30 million.
United States
30 Sep 2014
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SEC Gives $300,000 Whistleblower Award To Audit And Compliance Employee
Last week the SEC announced that, for the first time, it had made a whistleblower award to an employee who performs audit and compliance functions at a company.
United States
4 Sep 2014
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What’s Happening With Whistleblowing?
This summer the SEC and the Wall Street Journal have reported several noteworthy items concerning the SEC’s whistleblower program, one of the most controversial components of the Dodd-Frank Act of 2010.
United States
19 Aug 2014
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