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Unanimous Supreme Court expands whistleblower protections

The current Supreme Court has been increasingly criticized in recent years for restricting and even eliminating core rights, as illustrated by the Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization opinion discussed in a prior blog post. In sharp contras… Read More
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DOL’s political leadership continues to impede enforcement and undermine agency credibility

The head of the United States Department of Labor (“DOL”), who is the son of former United States Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, has pushed the agency in a decidedly different direction since being appointed Secretary of Labor. Under Secre… Read More

Legislative fix of Minnesota’s whistleblower law continues to have a positive impact

The Minnesota Court of Appeals recently rendered an important whistleblower ruling. In that case, Moore v. City of New Brighton, the Court reversed summary judgment for the employer and remanded the whistleblowing claims to the district court for tri… Read More

Supreme Court and Congress act in the same week to undercut the rule of law

In Epic Systems Corp. v. Lewis, the United States Supreme Court recently declared that employees can be forced to give up their rights to participate in class actions or collective actions when they face wage theft, retaliation, discrimination, haras… Read More

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

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 will… Read More

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 must… Read More

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

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

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 the… Read More