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05
March
2018

Supreme Court unites to side with corporations over whistleblowers

The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (“Dodd-Frank”), 12 U.S.C. §§ 5301, et seq., prohibits an employer from retaliating against a person who provides information to the Securities and Exchange Commission (“… Read More
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05
February
2018

The handouts for corporations continue

After pushing through a tax law that will cause a dramatic transfer of wealth to the richest individuals and largest corporations, the Trump administration is now evidently seeking to take more money out of the pockets of ordinary Americans.  In par… Read More
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01
January
2018

Federal tax “reform” will deform the economy and undercut workplace rights and other core protections

Without any public hearings, Congress rushed to pass a tax “reform” law that will likely cause the largest redistribution of wealth in the nation’s history.  In particular, tax rates for country’s most wealthy individuals and corporations wi… Read More
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04
December
2017

Entrenched sex harassment culture more fully exposed

In recent months, an increasing number of courageous women and men have come forward to report unwanted and otherwise inappropriate sexual conduct in the workplace and elsewhere.  This misconduct has been carried out largely by powerful white men in… Read More
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01
November
2017

Minnesota Supreme Court delivers another victory for employees

In Burt v. Rackner, Inc., the Minnesota Supreme Court affirmed the Minnesota Court of Appeals and ruled that employers cannot fire employees who refuse to share the tips they earned.  The employer told the plaintiff, who was a bartender, that he mus… Read More
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02
October
2017

While tweets distract, Trump administration dismantles vital protections

Since assuming power, the Trump administration has sent a barrage of messages on a regular basis through social media.  Such communications, particularly tweets from President Donald Trump, have often included aggressive and even inflammatory rhetor… Read More
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13
September
2017

Whistleblowers win in important False Claims Act cases

The Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals, which typically has sided with employers and other defendants rather than with whistleblowers and other plaintiffs, recently reversed the district court that had ruled in favor of defendants in a high-profile whis… Read More
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09
August
2017

Minnesota Supreme Court upholds legislative fix of whistleblower law

In the wake of several recent pro-plaintiff rulings in employment law or civil rights cases, the Minnesota Supreme Court has just ruled in a unanimous decision authored by the Chief Justice that a “good faith” report by a whistleblower means any… Read More
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03
July
2017

Anti-retaliation protections apply to all employees

The Minnesota Supreme Court just reaffirmed a longstanding legal principle that helps to promote workplace fairness for all.  In Sanchez v. Dahlke Sales, Inc., the Minnesota Supreme Court ruled that the anti-retaliation protections under the State w… Read More
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05
June
2017

The law continues to reward whistleblowers who fight fraud

The courts have long recognized the vital role that whistleblowers play in the nation’s system of justice.  Without the assistance of whistleblowers, significant and costly legal violations would happen without any meaningful accountability for th… Read More
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