Thursday, August 25, 2016

4th Circuit Broadens Grounds for Whistleblower Retaliation Suits Under the FCA

A new decision from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit seems to confirm that recent amendments to the whistleblower retaliation provision of the False Claims Act have substantially broadened the grounds under which a claim can be maintained.

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Employment Law: 2016 Comprehensive Guide

On August 24, 2016, Jim Hammerschmidt, Jeffrey Hord, former Associate, and Jessica Summers will be featured presenters at a National Business Institute CLE seminar on employment law.

Thursday, August 4, 2016

D.C. Circuit Holds that Quicken Loans Workplace Policies Violate NLRA

By former Associate Jeffrey Hord

Over the past decade, the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) has increasingly and aggressively enforced Section 7 of the National Labor Relations Act (“NLRA”) against private, non-union employers.  Our blog has previously noted this trend and discussed the possible risks and consequences to employers accused of unlawfully restricting their workers’ protected “concerted activities” (e.g., here and here).  However, as many recent Board decisions have shown, employers continue to run afoul of the NLRA by implementing well-intentioned work rules and policies that might inhibit employees from engaging in these protected activities.