When Congress overrode President Trump’s veto of the National Defense Authorization Act on January 1, 2021, it enacted the Anti-Money Laundering Act (AMLA), which was part of the defense authorization bill.
Employers are facing multiple challenges in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, including an increased risk of whistleblower/retaliation claims from employees who allege they were disciplined or discharged for complaining about health of safety concerns.
When the Democrats took control of the General Assembly in addition to the governorship in the November 2019 election, many predicted an expansion of workers’ rights. That prediction was realized with the 2020 Virginia General Assembly session.
On April 3, 2020, Michigan Governor Whitmer issued an Executive Order prohibiting employers from discharging, disciplining, or otherwise retaliating against an employee for reasons related to COVID-19.