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Foley & Lardner Labor and Employment Law Weekly Update (Week of June 13, 2011)

Final Dodd-Frank Rules Confirm Whistleblower Protections By Paul R. Monsees On May 25, 2011, the SEC issued final rules to clarify certain whistleblower provisions in the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act . The key feature...

Jon Hyman
Ohio Recognizes Public Policy Tort for Workers Compensation Retaliation in Limited Circumstances

Ohio has a specific statute against workers' compensation retaliation- R.C. 4123.90 . It prohibits an employer from retaliating against an employee who files a claim, or institutes, pursues, or testifies in any proceeding under the workers'...

Ashley Kasarjian
Gone Fishing – Pennsylvania District Court Reels in the EEOC

Over the last few months I have written about EEOC systemic investigations . As part of the investigative process, the EEOC will frequently issue administrative subpoenas. If you have ever responded to a request for production or a subpoena, you know...

David S. Rich
New Jersey Supreme Court Allows Convicted Drunk Drivers To Sue The Bars And Restaurants That Served Them Alcohol

On June 1, 2011, in Voss v. Tranquilino , No. A-110-09 (N.J. June 1, 2011) , the New Jersey Supreme Court, affirming the judgment of New Jersey's Appellate Division, held, in a per curiam opinion from which two Justices dissented, that a driver...

Jon Hyman
A Love Letter to Connecticut (or, a Modest Proposal To Bring Jobs to Ohio)

Dear Connecticut, I read on the Connecticut Employment Law Blog that your state legislature passed its controversial paid sick leave bill . Your Governor supports the measure and is expected to sign it. Beginning January 1, 2012, the law will mandate...

State Net
Union Power Struggle Still Not Over in WI

Things have quieted down a bit in Madison, Wisconsin since March, when the state's Republican majority pushed a bill through the Legislature curbing the collective bargaining rights of most public employees amid raucous protests. But the battle over...