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Fifth Circuit Rejects SOX Whistleblower Claims Not Raised in Administrative Complaint; Adopts Liberal "Reasonable Belief" Pleading Standard With Respect to Protected Conduct
Mary E. Pivec; Ford & Harrison LLP;
August 12, 2015
, previously published on August 11, 2015
Executive Summary: On July 31, 2015, the Fifth Circuit issued a decision that may have both a positive and negative impact on employers defending whistleblower retaliation claims under the Sarbanes Oxley Act (SOX). In this decision, the court held that a former employee could not proceed with the...
Is Mandatory Paid Sick Leave on the Horizon for Federal Contractors?
Linda Cavanna-Wilk, Karen M. Tyner; Ford & Harrison LLP;
August 7, 2015
, previously published on August 6, 2015
The next big change for federal contractors may be a requirement that they provide paid sick leave to employees. According to the New York Times, President Obama has drafted an executive order that would require federal contractors and subcontractors to provide a minimum of 56 hours of paid sick...
New Texas Law: Is it Enough to Ease Concern Over Franchise Liability for Employment-Related Claims?
Jennifer Jones; Ford & Harrison LLP;
August 4, 2015
, previously published on July 29, 2015
In response to concerns of franchisors that recent National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) actions threaten to undermine the common understanding of a franchisor-franchisee relationship, the Texas Labor Code was amended by the Texas Legislature. The amendment, which goes into effect on September 1,...
Multiemployer Pension Plans - Withdrawal Liability is Mounting
Kevin M. Williams; Ford & Harrison LLP;
August 4, 2015
, previously published on July 28, 2015
There are approximately 1,400 multiemployer pension plans and nearly 10 percent are projected to become insolvent within the next 15 years. Plan insolvency will trigger a termination and the assessment of withdrawal liability. Collectively, these plans have over $30 billion in unfunded liabilities....
USCIS Issues Final Guidance on When to File an Amended or New H-1B Petition After Matter of Simeio Solutions, LLC - But Cautions the Public: ‘Don't Rely on It'
Geetha Nadiminti Adinata, Mary E. Pivec, Charles A. Roach; Ford & Harrison LLP;
July 31, 2015
, previously published on July 27, 2015
Executive Summary: On July 21, 2015, USCIS issued Final Guidance for agency adjudicators regarding applying the precedent decision, Matter of Simeio Solutions, LLC. As we previously reported, Matter of Simeio radically reinterpreted the agency's H-1B regulations retroactively to require filing an...
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