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Supreme Court to Decide if DOL Review Board Properly Expanded SOX Whistleblower Protection to Public Company Contractor Employees

On June 4, 2013 by Schnader in Labor and Employment

By Scott J. Wenner Commentators, including this blog, have observed that since Obama Administration appointees assumed majority status on the Administrative Review Board (ARB), an appellate panel established within the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), the panel has shifted its stance dramatically and in favor of increasing employee rights and employer […]

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Whistleblowers Recover $122,500 in False Claims Act Settlement of $700,000

On February 14, 2013 by Schnader in Labor and Employment

By Rebecca Lacher The Department of Justice announced on Febuary 13, 2013, that three whistleblowers will collectively receive $122,500 of a $700,000 settlement payment to resolve alleged violations of the False Claims Act.The trio will be paid by a nursing home accused of submitting false claims to Medicare for non-reimbursable rehabilitation […]

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13 Labor & Employment Resolutions for 2013, Part 1

On January 22, 2013 by Schnader in Labor and Employment

By Scott J. Wenner and Alizah Z. Diamond Schnader’s end-of-year employer Alert – a “to-do” list of 13 resolutions for 2013 – garnered enough interest to prompt us to share our suggestions here. Today we post the first seven resolutions for 2013. We will post the final six next week. As […]

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SEC Report Confirms Substantial Dodd-Frank Whistle-blowing Activity, Illustrating Need for Employers to be Proactive — and Careful

On November 26, 2012 by Schnader in Labor and Employment

By Scott J. Wenner   On November 15, the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission released its 2012 Annual Report on the Dodd-Frank Whistleblower Program mandated by the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. The bottom line is neither surprising nor comforting to covered employers: a steady stream of “whistleblower […]

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