NLRB Outlook, NY Whistleblower Protections Take Effect, DOJ to Focus on Cyber-Fraud – Employment Law This Week [VIDEO]
Wednesday, February 2, 2022

As featured in #WorkforceWednesdayThis week, we’re focusing on what employers can expect from the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) in 2022.

The Biden NLRB: What to Expect in 2022

The NLRB is headed in a new direction this year under Biden appointee General Counsel Jennifer Abruzzo. Employers can expect more employee-friendly decisions out of the agency, as well as a new partnership with the Department of Labor. Attorney RyAnn Hooper tells us more.

New York’s Expanded Whistleblower Protections Now in Effect

Legislation amending and significantly expanding the scope of New York State’s whistleblower law is now in effect. New York employers should review any whistleblower policies and complaint procedures for compliance, train managers on the changes, and address new notice posting requirements. Read more.

DOJ’s Civil Cyber-Fraud Initiative

As part of the national response strategy to thwart ransomware attacks, the Department of Justice has announced plans to leverage its broad enforcement authority under the False Claims Act to pursue cybersecurity-related fraud involving government contracts and federal grantees. This effort will affect every contractor—running the gamut from defense companies to providers who participate in federally funded health care programs. Read more.


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