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Alex Hartzband

Federal Trade Commission Proposes Nationwide Ban on Non-Compete Agreements

Posted by Alex Hartzband on 01/12/2023

On July 9, 2021, Present Biden issued an executive order insisting upon aggressive enforcement of antitrust laws. In the order, the White House specifically targeted non-compete agreements and urged both the Federal Trade Commission ("FTC") and Department of Justice to ban or at least limit their use. In recent years, roughly half of states ...

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Taylor Crabill

New York State Amends the Nursing Mothers in the Workplace Act to Provide Important Protections to Nursing Employees

Posted by Taylor Crabill on 01/11/2023

On December 7, 2022, New York State expanded protections afforded to working mothers by amending the Nursing Mothers in the Workplace Act ("NMWA"). Specifically, the updated NMWA now requires employers to (i) provide reasonable breaks to allow an employee to express breast milk each time the employee has a reasonable need to express milk for ...

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Lisa Omoto

U.S. DOJ files Lawsuit Against Major Pharmaceutical Corporation for 8+ Years of Controlled Substances Act Violations

Posted by Lisa Omoto on 01/10/2023

On December 29, 2022, the U.S. Department of Justice initiated a civil enforcement action against AmerisourceBergen Corporation and its subsidiaries, AmerisourceBergen Drug Corporation and Integrated Commercialization Solutions, LLC, for their violations of the Comprehensive Drug Abuse Prevention and Control Act of 1970 ("CSA"). AmerisourceBergen ...

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Alex Hartzband

New York Passes Legislation Prohibiting Retaliation against Workers for Taking Legally Protected Time Off

Posted by Alex Hartzband on 01/09/2023

As has been widely discussed of late, Congress recently passed legislation imposing tentative contract agreements on unionized rail workers after it appeared that a strike blocking the deal was imminent. While reporting on this issue has largely focused on the aversion of a strike that would have likely crippled the U.S. supply chain during ...

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Dylan B. Weeks

SEC Data Shows Record-Breaking Enforcement Actions and Penalties in Fiscal Year 2022

Posted by Dylan B. Weeks on 01/06/2023

In early November, the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") announced its enforcement results for Fiscal Year 2022. The results reflected a record-breaking year for the agency. The SEC announced that a total of 760 enforcement actions were filed in fiscal year 2022, including 462 new actions. The number of new actions filed in fiscal ...

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Faruqi & Faruqi

SEC Seeks Input On Proposal For Stock Buyback Plan

Posted by Faruqi & Faruqi on 01/05/2023

On December 7, 2022, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission reopened the comment period on proposed amendments to the required buyback disclosures. The SEC made the decision to call for additional public input following the passing of The Inflation Reduction Act of 2022. The Act was published after the original proposed amendments had ...

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Camilo Burr

U.S. House of Representatives Passes Bill to Ensure Equal Pay For All U.S. Athletes Engaged in International Competition

Posted by Camilo Burr on 01/04/2023

On December 21, 2022, the House of Representatives passed the Equal Pay for Team U.S.A. Act which will require all athletes, regardless of gender, representing the United States in international competition to be given equal pay and benefits in their sport. The Act stems from the U.S. women's soccer team's recent legal battle with the U.S. ...

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Thomas T. Papain

SEC FILES COMPLAINT AGAINST SAMUEL BANKMAN-FRIED FOR FRAUD

Posted by Thomas T. Papain on 01/03/2023

On December 13, 2022, the SEC filed a civil Complaint against Samuel Bankman-Fried, the disgraced former CEO of FTX Trading Ltd. ("FTX"), in the Southern District of New York, alleging that Bankman-Fried engaged in a massive years-long scheme to defraud both investors and the platform's customers whereby he misled investors about FTX's risk ...

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Taylor Crabill

The Speak Out Act Prohibits Employers from Silencing Employees with Pre-Dispute Non-Disclosure and Non-Disparagement Agreements

Posted by Taylor Crabill on 12/29/2022

If passed into law, the Speak Out Act would prohibit the enforceability of a pre-dispute non-disclosure or non-disparagement agreement in a sexual assault or sexual harassment dispute involving conduct that allegedly violates federal, tribal, or State law. For employees, the Speak Out Act would permit them to discuss any sexual assault or ...

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Annabel Stanley

The WARN Act

Posted by Annabel Stanley on 12/28/2022

The news has been consumed with massive tech company layoffs. Large companies such as Twitter, HP, Cisco, Amazon, and Roku are only a few of the companies that have recently made drastic employee cuts. While companies prepare for a recession, it is important for employees to know their rights. Under the Federal Worker Adjustment and Retraining ...

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Camilo Burr

Federal Judge to Amazon: Stop Retaliating Against Union Organizers

Posted by Camilo Burr on 12/27/2022

On November 18, 2022, Judge Diane Gujarati of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York Court issued an order enjoining Amazon from retaliating against union organizers in its JFK8 Warehouse, located in Staten Island. Judge Gujarati rendered her decision after Amazon terminated, suspended, and issued performance ...

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Faruqi & Faruqi

New Hampshire Judge Rules in Favor of SEC, Finding Blockchain Tokens Were Securities

Posted by Faruqi & Faruqi on 12/26/2022

On November 7, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission obtained summary judgment in a case against LBRY Inc., a blockchain-based publisher and content-sharing platform. This is one of the latest cases testing what constitutes a security under the federal securities laws. In granting summary judgment, U.S. District Judge Paul J. Barbadoro ...

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Annabel Stanley

Jury Awards Plaintiff $366 Million for Retaliation

Posted by Annabel Stanley on 12/23/2022

Retaliation is the most frequent alleged basis of discrimination. Retaliation is when an employer takes an adverse action against an employee for engaging in protected activity. Protected activities include, but are not limited to, filing a complaint, answering questions during an employer investigation, resisting sexual advances or intervening ...

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Katherine M. Lenahan

Collapse Of FTX Cryptocurrency Exchange Prompts Investigations

Posted by Katherine M. Lenahan on 12/22/2022

On November 11, 2022, Bahamas-based FTX, one of the world's largest cryptocurrency exchanges, filed for bankruptcy and its founder, Sam Bankman-Fried, stepped down as CEO. This was a stunning turn of events for a company valued at $32 billion earlier this year and whose logo appeared on everything from Formula 1 racecars to the Miami Heat's ...

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Camilo Burr

NYC Transparency Law to Take Effect on November 1, 2022

Posted by Camilo Burr on 12/15/2022

As previously outlined here and here, in January 2022, the New York City Council enacted an amendment to the New York City Human Rights Law, requiring employers to list minimum and maximum salary ranges in job postings. The new law, which goes into effect on November 1, 2022, reflects an effort by the City to combat gender and race-based pay ...

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Thomas T. Papain

REGULATING CRYPTO: A SECURITY OR A COMMODITY?

Posted by Thomas T. Papain on 12/14/2022

In light of recent events that have occurred in the crypto world – the collapse of FTX, a cryptocurrency exchange which was forced to file for bankruptcy after suffering an $8 billion dollar shortfall, and the recent court decision in Securities and Exchange v. LBRY, Case No. 21-cv-260-PB, 2022 WL 16744741 (D. N.H. Nov. 7, 2022), where the ...

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Zachary Crane

Sam Bankman-Fried Is Charged With Fraud and Illegal Campaign Contributions

Posted by Zachary Crane on 12/13/2022

The United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York charged disgraced FTX founder Sam Bankman-Fried ("SBF") with eight criminal counts, including conspiracy and wire fraud, for allegedly misusing billions of dollars in customers' funds prior to the collapse of his "House of Cards" cryptocurrency empire.[1] The indictment, unsealed ...

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Alex Hartzband

Second Circuit Reaffirms New York Labor Law’s Protections against Retaliation for Political (and Other) Activities Outside of Work

Posted by Alex Hartzband on 12/08/2022

The Second Circuit Court of Appeals recently revived a lawsuit alleging the bank unlawfully fired an employee for engaging in political activities outside of work, thereby reaffirming the validity of and legitimate protections provided by a rarely invoked provision of the New York Labor Law ("NYLL"). In Truitt v. Salisbury Bank and Trust Company, ...

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Faruqi & Faruqi

Private Messaging Costs Big Banks almost $2 Billion in Penalties

Posted by Faruqi & Faruqi on 11/07/2022

Several Wall Street banks were financially penalized earlier this month for the use of private messaging and encrypted chats by their employees. The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission settled with units of Bank of America, Goldman Sachs, Nomura and eight other financial services giants with ...

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Annabel Stanley

The Rise in Age Discrimination Law Suits in America

Posted by Annabel Stanley on 10/31/2022

The Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) prohibits employment discrimination against individuals 40 years or older. To prove age discrimination, an employee must establish that (1) he or she is in the protected age class; (2) he or she was subjected to an adverse employment action; (3) he or she was qualified for the job; and (4) a ...

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