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Capital Insider interviews Attorney Adam Augustine Carter about What Employees Should Know for 2012

Morris Jones of Capital Insider interviewed The Employment Law Group® law firm attorney Adam Augustine Carter on the recent changes in whistleblower and employment law that will affect employees in 2012.

The points Mr. Carter makes are that:

  1. There are almost 2 million home health aides and in-home care providers working in our country. Now with new regulations these workers will get overtime and minimum wage protections.
  2. There are now in effect regulations that implement the amendments to the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADAAA) that broaden the definition of who is covered as having a disability and the key change is that an impairment does not need to prevent or severely or significantly restrict a major life activity to be considered to be “substantially limiting” the activity.
  3. Revisions to the Sarbanes-Oxley whistleblower regulations clarify and improve the procedures for handling Sarbanes-Oxley whistleblower complaints and implement statutory changes enacted into law as part of the 2010 Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reforms.
  4. The Department of Labor’s Administrative Review Board has changed the landscape in 2011 for whistleblowers under Sarbanes-Oxley and the new Dodd Frank amendments to make these laws more powerful for whistleblower claims to succeed and for whistleblowers to be protected so that they don’t have to choose between their job and doing the right thing.
In the interview, Mr. Carter states that “no person should have to choose between their job and doing the right thing.”


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