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Entries from December 2009

Fourth Circuit Holds SOX Whistleblowers Entitled to De Novo Review in Federal Court

December 31st, 2009 · No Comments

TweetOn December 31, 2009, in a case of first impression, the Fourth Circuit held in Stone v. Instrumentation Laboratory Company that a Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) complainant may seek de novo review in federal court after the complaint has been pending before DOL for over 180 days without a final decision by the Secretary of Labor.  In […]

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Tags: Retaliation · Sarbanes-Oxley · The Employment Law Group, P.C.

DC City Council Unanimously Approves the DC Whistleblower Protection Amendment Act of 2009

December 17th, 2009 · No Comments

TweetMonday, the DC Council approved the Whistleblower Protection Amendment Act of 2009, which strengthens the DC Whistleblower Protection Act (DC Code § 1-615.51 et seq.) and The Employees of District Contractors and Instrumentality Whistleblower Protection Act of 1998 (DC Code § 2-223.01 et seq.).  The Whistleblower Protection Amendment Act of 2009 eliminates loopholes in the […]

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Tags: D.C. Whistleblower Protection Act · Public Employee Whistleblower Protection · Retaliation · State Whistleblower Legislation · Whistleblower Protection Act

Voices for Corporate Responsibility Kicks Off

December 16th, 2009 · No Comments

TweetOn December 15, 2009, The Employment Law Group® law firm participated in the launch of Voices for Corporate Responsibility (Voices).  Voices is a project sponsored by Grant & Eisenhofer P.A., Mehri & Skalet, PLLC, and The Employment Law Group® law firm.  Its mission is to help and encourage corporate employees to take a stand against […]

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Tags: Federal Whistleblower Legislation · Retaliation · State Whistleblower Legislation · The Employment Law Group, P.C.

TELG Associate Quoted by The Raleigh News & Observer

December 10th, 2009 · No Comments

TweetTom Harrington, an associate at The Employment Law Group® law firm, was quoted in a December 3, 2009 article published by The Raleigh News & Observer.  The article, “Tony Rand accused of insider trading,” discusses accusations of insider trading by Paul Feldman, the former President of Law Enforcement Associates.  Mr. Feldman claims he was unlawfully […]

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Tags: Retaliation · Sarbanes-Oxley · The Employment Law Group, P.C. · Whistleblower Protection Act

TELG Client Wins Right to Pursue Case Against CA School District, and Superintendent and Board Member Individually, for Alleged Sec. 1983 and Due Process Violations

December 7th, 2009 · No Comments

TweetOn November 30, 2009, Judge Jeffrey S. White of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California partially denied the defendants’ motion to dismiss in Galli v. Pittsburg Unified School District.  The Court held that an employee’s wrongful termination constitutes an ongoing violation and that reinstatement is prospective injunctive relief from unconstitutional state […]

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Tags: Public Employee Whistleblower Protection · Retaliation · The Employment Law Group, P.C.