The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has issued a decision that protects individuals who complain internally, but who do not make an external complaint to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), under Dodd-Frank's anti-retaliation provision. The decision deepens an existing circuit split.
A federal jury in California has awarded nearly $11 million in damages to the former general counsel of Bio-Rad Laboratories in a whistleblower lawsuit involving potential bribery in China. The jury found Sanford Wadler engaged in protected activity when he sent an internal memo calling for an investigation into possible bribery that could involve senior management.
Employers may face a general strike as soon as February 17. Activists and strike organizers are seeking to demonstrate against the policies of the current administration and congressional majority leaders.
A resource that guides employers on how to discipline misconduct related to marijuana use has been added. Contradictory laws across federal and state jurisdictions have complicated these types of employment decisions.
This resource guides employers on how to discipline misconduct related to marijuana use to address compliance concerns in jurisdictions that allow medical or recreational marijuana use.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued its Recommended Practices for Anti-Retaliation Programs, which applies to both public and private employers. The resource is advisory only.
Updated to reflect retaliation protections based on caregiving responsibilities and reproductive healthcare decisions, effective December 30, 2016.
Updated to incorporate the paid sick leave Executive Order, effective January 1, 2017.
HR and legal considerations regarding fair and consistent employee discipline. Advice on disciplining with effective results, no discrimination.