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October Brings Changes to D.C. Universal Paid Leave Law and D.C. Family and Medical Leave Act

The District of Columbia has enacted emergency legislation expanding the District’s Universal Paid Leave Act (UPLA). The legislation takes effect on October 1, 2021, and lasts for no more than 90 days. In addition, the D.C. Mayor signed legislation to make these changes permanent. That legislation is in its 30-day Congressional review period. The legislation... Continue Reading
October 5, 2021

Make Room on Your Bulletin Board for Virginia’s Notice on Reasonable Accommodations for Disability

The Virginia Office of Civil Rights has issued its new poster for employers regarding reasonable accommodations for employees with disabilities. Starting July 1, 2021, covered Virginia employers must post this poster in a conspicuous location and provide a copy of the poster to any employee who discloses they have a disability, within 10 days of that disclosure.... Continue Reading
July 2, 2021

Virginia Employers Soon Must Adopt, Provide Accommodation Policies to Employees With Disabilities

Starting on July 1, 2021, most Virginia employers must include information in their employee handbooks about reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities and provide that information directly to any employee within 10 days after receiving notice that the employee has a disability. Read more about this new requirement. Continue Reading
June 29, 2021

Virginia Paid Sick Leave for Home Health Workers

Effective July 1, 2021, Virginia joins the District of Columbia and many other states with paid leave for designated workers (Virginia’s Paid Sick Leave Law), home health workers in this case. Paid sick leave is compensated at the same hourly rate and with the same benefits, including healthcare benefits, as an employee normally earns during... Continue Reading
April 13, 2021

Virginia Expands Disability Discrimination Protections and Adds Domestic Worker Protections

Effective July 1, 2021, Virginia further expands the scope of the Virginia Human Rights Act (VHRA) to prohibit discrimination on the basis of disability. The state also enacted protections and benefits for domestic workers. Read more about the  expanded law and next steps for employers here. Continue Reading
April 13, 2021

SEC Announces Largest Whistleblower Award of 2020 – Over $27 Million

The Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) announced a whistleblower award of more than $27 million, representing the largest SEC whistleblower award of 2020.  This is the sixth largest award overall since the inception of the SEC whistleblower program in 2011. Congress established the whistleblower program to incentivize whistleblowers to report specific, timely, and credible...… Continue Reading
April 24, 2020

Best Practices for Boards and Individual Directors

In today’s climate, boards are under increased scrutiny and governance continues to be a key compliance function. As a result, sound governance practices are an important focus for organizations. Boards are expected to set organizational culture and foster an environment that encourages ethical conduct and a commitment to legal compliance. These expectations have played out...… Continue Reading
March 22, 2019

CFTC Has Banner Year For Enforcement Actions in FY2016

The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) recently released its enforcement results for fiscal year 2016.  In FY 2016, the CFTC filed 68 enforcement actions and obtained restitution, disgorgement and penalty orders totaling approximately $1.29 billion.  The CFTC collected and deposited at the U.S. Treasury over $484 million in civil monetary penalties, nearly double the … Continue Reading
February 3, 2017

Court Dismisses NCAA from Lawsuit Related to UNC’s Academic Fraud Scandal

District Court Judge Loretta Biggs has dismissed the NCAA from the putative class action filed by former UNC-Chapel Hill women’s basketball player Rashanda McCants and former UNC football player Devon Ramsay alleging state law claims against the NCAA and UNC. McCants, et al. v. NCAA, et al., No. 1:15-cv-176 (M.D. N.C. Aug. 12, 2016). The … Continue Reading The post Court Dismisses NCAA from Lawsuit Related to UNC’s Academic Fraud Scandal appeared first on Collegiate & Professional Sports Law Blog.
August 15, 2016

Best Practices When a Current Employee Complains

Written by Misti Mukherjee and Alyson J. Guyan It is vital that all employers investigate internal complaints that may be covered under a variety of laws, including EEO laws (for example, Title VII, ADA, ADEA, and state EEO laws), whistleblower laws such as, Sarbanes-Oxley, Dodd Frank (and state whistleblower laws), OSHA, the False Claims Act, … Continue Reading
August 28, 2015

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