On February 21, 2018, the Supreme Court resolved a circuit split on whether the Dodd-Frank Act requires employees to report externally to the SEC in order to be protected by the Act’s anti-retaliation provision.
In a recent decision with potentially far-reaching implications for foreign and multinational employers, the DOL's Administrative Review Board held that SOX's whistleblower provisions have extraterritorial application.
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.