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- Potential Bigger Rewards For Wall Street Whistleblowers
Attorney General Holder proposes an increased cap for awards to Wall Street whistleblowers.
- How Do I Know If I Have Been Wrongfully Terminated?
If you are a victim of wrongful termination, you may have a case against your former employer. A successful lawsuit may mean that you have the right to recover back pay, statutory damages and expenses that you incurred to find another job.
- Wrongfully Terminated UC Davis Whistleblower Awarded $730,000
Whistleblower Janet Keyzer awarded $730,000 after being wrongfully terminated for reporting unethical research methods used at UC Davis.
- Handling Wrongful Termination and Other Employee Claims: A California Employer’s Guide
It is common knowledge that lawsuits brought by current or former employees are generally bad for an employer’s business. Employee lawsuits not only disrupt the daily operations within the company or organization, but they also are extremely costly to defend.
- Navigating the FMLA Minefield: Seven Common Mistakes Employers Make
The Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 (“FMLA”) provides up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave to an eligible employee for his or her own serious health condition or the serious health condition or military service of a family member.[i]
- Fourth Circuit Broadens Definition of Disability Under the ADAAA to Include Temporary Impairments
Fourth Circuit Broadens Definition of Disability Under the ADAAA to Include Temporary Impairments - Article on a recent decision by the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals on a disability discrimination case and the interpretation of what types of temporary impairments constitute a "disability" under the Americans with Disabilities Act ("ADA").
- I Left My Job and Now I Can't Make a Living - Non-Competes and Employees
Many employees have to sign "non-compete" agreements, often as a clause in initial hiring paperwork. Such clauses can throw a wrench in the hunt for new employment, and can cause you to be terminated from your new job. Here's what you need to know.
- What Are the Recoverable Damages for California Employees Who were Wrongfully Terminated?
In California, the general rule is that employment is “at will” and therefore employers may terminate employees at any time and even for no reason. However, many employers fail to realize that an employee cannot be terminated for illegal reasons pursuant to applicable federal and state employment laws. In particular, California employers are prohibited from discharging employees because of their inclusion in a protected class.
- Navy Again Requires Self-Reporting of Arrests and Prosecutions
As part of its personnel management directed by Congress, the Navy is using civilian misconduct as a indicator for discharging persons.
- Aetna Disability Benefit Denial Overturned by Court Due to Flawed Vocational Assessment Report
An Arkansas Court recently overturned an Aetna denial of long term disability benefits because Aetna relied on a flawed vocational assessment report which listed jobs that the claimant was not actually qualified to perform.