In January, the First Circuit ruled that a plaintiff sufficiently alleges protected activity under the FCA whistleblower protection provision where he or she claims to have reported concerns about an employer’s conduct that could reasonably lead to a viable FCA action.
The case is a reminder about the importance of having effective internal procedures for handling, investigating and responding to complaints.
Effective July 1, 2018, New Jersey employers are prohibited from offering or compensating women and minorities at lower pay and benefits rates unless employers can demonstrate a bona fide reason under the law why the rate differential exists.
The Seventh Circuit holds that an employer’s obligations under the FMLA applies even to situations where an employee is telecommuting from home.
All employers can benefit from reviewing OSHA’s Recommended Practices for Anti Retaliation Programs and implementing the recommendations as necessary, whether covered by the 22 whistleblower statutes that OSHA enforces or not.