Critical Legislation to Protect Government Contractor Whistleblowers Heads to President’s Desk

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On December 5, 2016, Congress sent to President Obama’s desk S. 795 to make permanent some of the most critical whistleblower protections available for employees of government contractors and subcontractors.  Back in 2013, Congress passed the National Defense Authorization Act …

SEC Takes First-of-its-Kind Enforcement Action in Whistleblower Case

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The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) recently brought a first-of-its-kind enforcement action in a whistleblower retaliation case, highlighting the SEC’s interests in strengthening whistleblower protections.  The SEC charged casino-gaming company International Game Technology (IGT) with retaliating against an employee who …

Jonathan C. Puth Testifies Before the D.C. Council on Wage Theft Legislation

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This week Jonathan C. Puth of Correia & Puth, PLLC testified before the Council of the District of Columbia in support of Bill 21-120, Wage Theft Prevention Clarification and Overtime Fairness Amendment Act, and in opposition to provisions of Bill …

Wells Fargo Employees Shine a Light on Federal Whistleblower Protections

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Wells Fargo has come under intense scrutiny for repeated ethical violations by employees.  As recently reported by the New York Times, recently-terminated Wells Fargo bankers contend that the ethical violations stemmed from intense pressure to meet unrealistic sales quotas set …

Student Changes Christian College’s Policy After Getting Kicked Out for Being Pregnant

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Correia & Puth client Kamaria Downs educates students and school officials about Title IX and ending discrimination against young mothers. Read NBC News profile of Ms. Downs, below. By: Susan Donaldson James, September 19, 2016, NBC News In 2015, when officials at Claflin University in …

Fourth Circuit Rules For Former Booz Allen Hamilton In-House Counsel in Sex and Age Discrimination Case

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Federal appeals court finds lower court failed to analyze “glass ceiling” evidence preventing high ranking women at Booz Allen from advancing and ultimately leading to their termination or demotion Richmond, Virginia (August 23, 2016) – The U.S. Court of Appeals …