American Bar Association 9th Annual Section of Labor and Employment Law Conference

Philadelphia, PA
November 04, 2015

The American Bar Association hosts its 9th Annual Section of Labor and Employment Law Conference on November 4 - 7, 2015.

Partner Jordan A. Thomas joins experienced practitioners and government officials on the panel titled "Settlement Issues in Whistleblower Cases." The panel will address challenging settlement issues that arise in the release of retaliation claims, focusing on the tensions between the obligation to keep corporate secrets versus the rights to blow the whistle and exercise protected rights. Topics will include: unlawful gag clauses; the non-waivable right to file an EEOC charge or report unlawful conduct to regulatory authorities and law enforcement; waiver of the right to collect a whistleblower reward; SEC rules barring the use of confidentiality agreements to impede disclosures to the SEC; no-rehire clauses; and non-cooperation clauses. The panel will focus on SEC, DOL and EEOC guidance, recent case developments, and a rulemaking petition pending at the SEC.