President Obama Signs Law Creating Critical Whistleblower Protections for Government Contractors

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On December 14, 2016, President Obama signed SB 795 into law, making permanent critical protections for federal government contractors.   SB 795 made permanent a four-year pilot program (otherwise set to expire on January 1, 2017) that established whistleblower protections to …

Correia & Puth Accepting Applications for Associate Position

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Correia & Puth, PLLC is seeking an associate attorney who shares our commitment to civil rights and will complement our collegial firm. Applicants should have 3 to 5 years litigation experience. At Correia & Puth, we dedicate our law practice …

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 …