Category Archives: Employment and Labour Law

Ninth Circuit affirms $8 million SOX Whistleblower Award

On February 26, 2019, the Ninth Circuit affirmed $8 million of an $11 million jury award to a former general counsel whistleblower, vacating his Dodd-Frank Act claim, vacating and remanding his Sarbanes-Oxley Act claim, and affirming his California wrongful termination … Continue reading

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The Next Big Thing in California — The CCPA (California Consumer Privacy Act)

I attended a seminar at my firm last week that set forth the next big thing in California — the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA).  It is California’s version of the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). If you … Continue reading

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DOL Overtime Proposals—Part II: Salary Change Consequences and “Discretionary” Bonus Clarification

Double-Barreled Rulemaking. Last month, we commented on the Department of Labor’s (DOL) March 7, 2019, proposed rulemaking to increase the salary test threshold for overtime exemptions, potentially making another million or so people eligible for overtime pay. Next, in a companion rulemaking … Continue reading

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Could This Be Your Retirement Plan?

As reported by CBC, B.C. Pension Corporation announced a data breach involving pension plan records after discovering a box containing microfiche could not be found following a recent office move. The box contained personal information (names, social insurance numbers and dates … Continue reading

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FLORIDA ARBITRATION LAW: WHEN CAN THIRD PARTY BENEFICIARIES TO A CONTRACT BE COMPELLED TO ARBITRATE?

An important trend in business contracts today involves the use of arbitration provisions to resolve some or all contemplated disputes that may arise between parties to the contract and sometimes “third-party beneficiaries” of the contract.  Contracts are often made for … Continue reading

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