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New York City Councilman Members Rory I. Lancman and Helen K. Rosenthal introduced legislation to prohibit employers from requiring low-wage employees to enter into non-competes as a condition of employment. In its current version, Introduction No. 1663 provides, “No employer shall enter into a covenant not to compete with any low-wage employee of such employer.” […]Continue Reading →
On June 27, 2017 By bandw
On April 7, 2017 By bandw
On April 13, 2017, the Hyattsville City Council introduced and voted 8-2 to advance Ordinance 2017-02, which, if adopted, would establish the City as a sanctuary city.
The Ordinance parallels Title VII in forbidding discrimination on the basis of nationality and also forbids disparate treatment on the basis of citizenship or immigration status.
Additionally, it […]Continue Reading →
On March 8, 2017, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled that the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act’s anti-retaliation protections extend to whistleblowers who report employers’ SEC violations internally, regardless of whether they report the violations to the SEC. In Somers v. Digital Realty Trust, Inc., No. 15-17352, slip op. (9th Cir. Mar. 8, […]Continue Reading →
On March 15, 2017 By bandw
We are pleased to report that the D.C. Superior Court Judge John Mott recently denied the defendant’s summary judgement motion in an employment discrimination case brought against American University. Lynne Bernabei, Christopher Sousa, and Kristen Sinisi took the lead in representing Ms. Ivancin, although nearly all of our attorneys and law clerks have pitched in […]Continue Reading →
On November 28, 2016 By bandw
The National Law Journal recently published an opinion piece by Kristen Sinisi and Alan Kabat, “What’s Next for Whistleblowers” They discussed whether the new administration – which wants to dismantle the Dodd-Frank Act – will also do away with its whistleblower provisions, and conclude that there is strong bipartisan support that should preserve […]Continue Reading →