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February 2011 Archives

Whistleblowers to Holder: appoint special prosecutor for Scott Bloch case

A group of government whistleblowers recently wrote in a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder, expressing their desire that a special prosecutor be appointed to manage the case against former Bush administration official Scott Bloch

Dual role of caregiver and employee: Know your rights

Your right to take time off to care for your own serious health condition or the serious health condition of your immediate family is undeniable. However, requesting time off under the Family and Medical Leave Act to care for a personal illness or to assist a relative in need may present a few challenges.

Undocumented day laborers vulnerable to employer abuse

In a previous post we discussed the issue of exploitation of undocumented workers. In that post, we noted that while it is illegal for employers to hire undocumented workers, they are bound by the Fair Labor Standards Act to provide minimum wages, overtime pay, and other protections to all workers, even undocumented ones.

Employee fired for Facebook comments settles with employer

Facebook is well known for its addictive effect, as well as for its ability to get people in trouble. But it isn't only employees who can get in trouble for utilizing Facebook. Employers need to be careful about taking adverse action against employees when the latter engage in discussion of work-related matters.

Dodd-Frank ushers in increased whistleblower complaints

The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, the product of last year's Congressional effort to reform regulation of the financial industry, gave the Securities and Exchange Commission the power to write rules requiring large payments to whistleblowers in cases settling for over $1 million.

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