With more attention being given to corporate rule-breaking and stronger laws supporting those who report it, employment lawyers are seeing more workers claiming that they lost their jobs because they complained about wrongdoing in the workplace.Read More »
A portion of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act violates the Constitution’s Appointments Clause because it limits the president’s ability to remove members of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board. U.S. Supreme Court. Free Enterprise Fund v. Public Company Accounting Oversight Bd., No. ...Read More »
An alleged whistleblower who filed a retaliation complaint under Sarbanes-Oxley after the 90-day period for doing so had expired was entitled to equitable tolling, the Administrative Review Board of the U.S. Department of Labor has ruled.Read More »
As the year comes to a close, here’s a look back at 10 of the most ground-breaking decisions issued by federal and state courts in 2009.
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An attorney’s duty to protect client confidences does not necessarily prevent two in-house lawyers from bringing a federal whistleblower suit against their former employer, the 9th Circuit has ruled in reversing a summary judgment.Read More »