An advisory group created by law to make recommendations to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has recommended that the agency expand the amount of information covered companies must disclose publicly regarding their human capital.
The Securities and Exchange Commission has fined a company $225,000 for using a separation agreement that the agency alleges deprived departing employees of being able to exercise their “bounty hunter” rights under the Dodd-Frank financial reform law
A new law enacted by Congress late last year entitled the “No TikTok on Government Devices Act” has compliance implications for federal contractors. Our memo explains.
Joining two other federal circuit courts, the Fourth Circuit has ruled that retaliation claims brought under the Americans with Disabilities Act are limited to “equitable” relief only.
As expected, the Department of Labor has issued final revised regulations under the federal Davis-Bacon Act that will make it much easier for unionized construction companies to win federal contracts.
MEMBER FEEDBACK REQUESTED. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has proposed regulations to implement the recently enacted PWFA. The proposed regulations are not without controversy, however, as our memo explains.
In one of the relatively rare decisions issued by a federal appeals court interpreting the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act, the Second Circuit addresses the key term “operating unit.”
MEMBER FEEDBACK REQUESTED. CWC members are reminded that the PWFA goes into effect this week, and will require reasonable accommodation of known limitations related to pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions.
The High Court has ruled that a company can be liable under the FCA for making a false claim against the government if the company knew or should have known that the claim was false, even if the claim was objectively reasonable.
The influential D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals has rejected an attempt by a group of states arguing that the Equal Rights Amendment to the U.S. Constitution first proposed back in 1972 has been ratified. The ruling thus further constrains the already
The “Ending Forced Arbitration of Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment Act (EFAA)” was enacted a year ago by Congress to prohibit employers from enforcing pre-dispute agreements to arbitrate sexual harassment claims. The first rulings interpreting th
The four federal agencies with statutory authority over federal whistleblower protection/bounty hunter laws report that activity increased in fiscal year 2022 as compared to the previous year, with two of those agencies receiving a record number of t
MEMBER FEEDBACK REQUESTED. The Labor Department’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has issued an Interim Final Rule spelling out the procedures under which it handles whistleblower retaliation complaints filed under the Criminal Antitrus
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, an agency not normally associated with workplace enforcement, recently announced that it had secured a $35 million enforcement settlement with a publicly traded company for failing to disclose certain pers
Coming nearly 20 years after a similar ruling by another federal appeals court, the D.C. Circuit has ruled that the whistleblower anti-retaliation provisions of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act do not apply extraterritorially.
Employment-related lawsuits filed in federal court dropped for the fourth straight year in FY 2022, with declines especially notable in ADA- and FMLA-related filings.
A new law approved by the last Congress shortly before it adjourned expands the 2010 “Break Time for Nursing Mothers Act” to cover executives, managers, and professionals who were previously exempt from the law’s protection.
Contained within the massive government spending bill recently approved by Congress is a new law that expands protection for pregnant workers. Our memo analyzes the new law, which goes into effect at the end of June.
As we predicted, the final version of the “must-pass” National Defense Authorization Act approved by Congress earlier this month stripped out most of the labor union wish list provisions that the House of Representatives loaded into its version of th
Congress has approved and sent to President Biden for his signature a bill that codifies the protections regarding same-sex marriages that were articulated earlier in two landmark U.S. Supreme Court rulings.
With the results of the 2022 mid-term elections now in, CWC has dusted off its crystal ball to take a look at what the changed political dynamic might mean for employment policy issues.
A bill approved by the House of Representatives before lawmakers recessed for the elections would expand whistleblower retaliation protection for employees of the federal government. Such measures sometimes set a precedent for possible changes to the
The Biden Administration has taken additional steps to implement a new “Trans-Atlantic Data Privacy Framework” that was negotiated with the European Union in an attempt to resolve EU concerns that U.S. data protection safeguards are inadequate.
A bipartisan bill that would bar the use of pre-dispute nondisclosure agreements involving sexual assault or harassment claims has been approved by the U.S. Senate and could become law this year.
Two different Presidential Executive Orders set a higher minimum wage rate on certain government contracts depending on when the contract was executed. Pursuant to an escalator clause contained in each E.O., the minimum wage rate under each will incr
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