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Employment Law – revealing whistleblower’s identity is retaliation, employment related lawsuits are on the rise, affordable care act-countdown to compliance for employers and more.



Revealing Whistleblower’s Identity is Retaliation by Stephen M. Quinlivan published on JDSupra

The United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit held that revealing a whistleblower’s identity is prohibited retaliation under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act in Halliburton, Inc. v. Administrative Review Board, United States Department of Labor.The facts were pretty straightforward.  Anthony Menendez, an employee of Halliburton, used the company’s internal procedures to submit a complaint to management about what he thought were “questionable” accounting practices...  [ Read More ]


Employment Related Lawsuits Are on the Rise. Are You Covered? by João Santa-Rita published on National law review

As discrimination litigation evolves, it is important to know whether your insurance coverage is evolving with it. Coverage for employee-related lawsuits has always been important, but the increase in suits brought by the EEOC over the last several years (and the last several decades) has made EPL insurance of particular importance to protecting your company… [ Read More ]


The Affordable Care Act—Countdown to Compliance for Employers, Week 6: Labor and Treasury Departments Play Whack-a-Mole with Employer Payment Plans by Alden J. Bianchi published on National Law review

Last year, the Department of Labor and the Treasury Department/IRS (Departments) issued guidance on the application of certain of the Affordable Care Act’s insurance market reforms to health reimbursement arrangements (HRAs), certain health flexible spending arrangements (health FSAs) and certain other employer health care arrangements… [ Read More ]


11th Circuit: The EEOC Can’t Always Get What It Wants by Andrew Gordon  published on JDSupra

The Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals recently shouted down the EEOC’s broad subpoena powers when it held that the Commission wasn’t entitled to hiring and firing information relating to Royal Caribbean’s workers and job applicants who were not U.S. citizens, because that information had no bearing on the charge before the EEOC… [ Read More ]


Location of employees can be monitored with privacy restrictions by Giulio Coraggio published on JDSupra

It is possible to collect location data relating to employees through smartphone Apps if used in order to optimize the usage of resources and improve their management, coordination and timing provided that this practice complies with the stringent obligations imposed by the Italian privacy authority… [ Read More ]


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