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  • SEC Reports Significant Increases In FY2021 Whistleblower Program

    Fiscal Year 2021 was a record year for the Whistleblower Program (the “Program”) of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC” or the “Commission”). The Commission released its 2021 Annual Report to Congress (the “Report”) last Monday and it reflects substantial increases in many different metrics. The Program has already awarded more than $1.1... Continue Reading
    November 19, 2021
  • Alabama Legislature Approves Equal Pay Law; Law Awaits Governor Signature

    Yesterday, Alabama’s Governor, Kay Ivey, signed a new law that would prohibit employers from paying less for the same work on the basis of gender or race. After both the House and the Senate approved the bill, it was sent back with an executive amendment from Governor Ivey on May 30, 2019. Upon approval of...… Continue Reading
    June 12, 2019
  • Considerations for an Aging Physician Policy

    Aging is inevitable. As the general population trends older, so do the physicians providing care across the United States. While data differs depending on the source, somewhere between one in three and one in four practicing physicians are over the age of 65, with this percentage rising even higher in many specialties. With this aging...… Continue Reading
    April 24, 2019
  • Illinois Jury Rejects Transgender Worker’s Discrimination Claim

      A federal jury in Illinois has rejected a transgender employee’s claim that she was discriminated against and illegally fired after she told her employer that she was transitioning. In 2016, the EEOC filed a lawsuit against Rent-A-Center East, Inc., alleging the company discharged Megan Kerr illegally in 2014, after over a year’s worth of...… Continue Reading
    July 17, 2018