The Minnesota Supreme Court recently held that the 2013 amendments to the Minnesota Whistleblower Act (“MWA”) abrogated the requirement that a report be made for the purpose of exposing an illegality in order to be protected under the statute.
On June 30, 2017, Missouri Governor Eric Greitens signed into law Senate Bill 43, which corrects the Missouri Human Rights Act (MHRA) by bringing it into closer alignment with federal and other states' anti-discrimination statutes.
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Administrative Review Board recently issued its highly anticipated decision in Palmer v. Illinois Central Railroad Company, correcting its much-criticized decision in Fordham v. Fannie Mae.
On September 15, 2016, the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) released new policy guidelines for its review of private settlement agreements presented to the agency for approval in whistleblowing actions.
The SEC has issued a cease-and-desist Order and imposed remedial sanctions against a company for severance agreement language requiring outgoing employees to agree to waive recovery of any monetary award from the SEC after filing a whistleblower complaint
On August 5, 2016, the U.S Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit held that the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) does not preclude a First Amendment retaliation claim under section 1983 of the federal Civil Rights Act.
In keeping with Assistant Secretary of Labor Dr. David Michaels’ promise to “shame” employers into compliance, on May 12, 2016, OSHA published its final rule on electronic reporting of workplace injuries and illnesses.