This week, we’re detailing how self-remediation can help health care employers avoid whistleblower retaliation lawsuits following company downsizing. We’re also bringing you a breaking news story on the $35 million settlement Activision Blizzard agreed to pay the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

Whistleblower Risks in an Economic Downturn

Many employers are forced to downsize, often through layoffs, during an economic downturn. This opens up health care employers and others to whistleblower retaliation lawsuits. What can employers do? Epstein Becker Green attorneys Gregory (Greg) Keating and Melissa L. Jampol tell us more.

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SEC Settles with Activision for $35 Million

Activision Blizzard has agreed to pay the SEC $35 million to settle charges of improper disclosure of misconduct complaints and violation of the whistleblower protection rule. Greg Keating tells us more.

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NIST Publishes Artificial Intelligence Risk Management Framework
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NLRB General Counsel Seeks to Restrict Employers’ Right to Permanently Replace Strikers
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Juan Larios, Catherine Kang, Corey P. Argust, Erin E. Schaefer, Neresa A. De Biasi

Retirement Savings vs. Emergency Savings: The Dual (and Competing?) Uses of 401(k) Plan Assets
Bloomberg Tax Compensation Planning Journal
Avi Bernstein

Pay Equity in Washington: Pay Transparency Comes to the Evergreen State
Workforce Bulletin
Nancy Gunzenhauser Popper, Ann Knuckles Mahoney, Nicole Zolla, Eric I. Emanuelson Jr.

The Green Mountain State Unveils Its Voluntary Paid Family and Medical Leave Insurance Plan
Workforce Bulletin
Nancy Gunzenhauser Popper, Ashley Krezmien

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