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A contractor may not retaliate against its own employees for engaging in protected whistleblower activity.
The Supreme Court recently passed down the ruling in Lawson v. FMR LLC. According to the Sarbanes-Oxley Act Sec. 806, whistleblower protection is extended to employees of privately held contractors and subcontractors who perform work for public companies.
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On January 9, 2014 By bandw
Singled out of more than 80,000 lawyers in the Washington area for inclusion in the Washingtonian’s Best Lawyers list were Lynne Bernabei and David Wachtel for their work with employment law.
The yearly list only includes around 1,000 lawyers from a variety of practices. After sending out initial surveys in [...]Continue Reading →
The partners for Bernabei & Wachtel have been named as part of the 2013 Super Lawyers list. The list, featured on their website and in their magazine, recognizes the top lawyers across the country in over 70 practice areas. This marks the second consecutive year all three partners have been named by Super [...]Continue Reading →
On October 7, 2013 By bandw
In Employment Law Daily’s Top Story from September 30, 2013, David Wachtel weighed in on EEOC vs Boh Brothers Construction Co. LLC, in which a male ironworker was subjected to the chauvinistic views of his male superior. His superior repeatedly harassed the employee for not being manly enough, hurling derogatory terms at him before the [...]Continue Reading →
On August 28, 2013 By bandw
On July 9, 2013 By bandw
In last week’s Employment Law Daily Wrap Up, David Wachtel was featured discussing an important development resulting from the recent American Medical Association’s (AMA) annual meeting.
On June 18, the AMA formally recognized obesity as a disease.
“Recognizing obesity as a disease will help change the way the medical community tackles this [...]Continue Reading →
In early 2009, a former Administrative Collection Unit Supervisor in Pennsylvania, Thomas D. Kimmett, filed suit claiming his attempts to uncover the systemic abuses in the Office of Attorney General’s Financial Enforcement Section were shut down.
However, Federal Magistrate Thomas M. Blewitt alleged that because Mr. Kimmett’s position was an elevated one with access [...]Continue Reading →
The 2012 edition of “Washington, D.C. and Baltimore’s Top Rated Lawyers,” created by LexisNexis / Martindale-Hubbell, and distributed with the National Law Journal, listed Lynne Bernabei and Dave Wachtel as among the top lawyers for Labor and Employment law and Alan Kabat as among the top lawyers for Civil Law.Continue Reading →
On May 8, 2012 By bandw
Once again, the Super Lawyers has listed Lynne Bernabei, David Wachtel, and Alan Kabat as among the top attorneys in the Washington, D.C. area for employment litigation. Lynne was also listed as one of the “Top 100” lawyers in Washington, D.C., based on a vote by her peers. This was also [...]Continue Reading →
On March 22, 2012 By bandw
In a recent CCH Employment Law Daily article, David Wachtel comments on the case of nine whistleblower employees, doctors and scientists, who raised concerns about the effectiveness of the FDA’s process for approving medical devices. The Office of Special Counsel has opened an investigation into the allegations and there is a lawsuit pending, filed by [...]Continue Reading →