Given the country’s current social and political climate, there has been a significant public focus recently on, among other things, sexual harassment and sexual assault, public corruption, fraud against the Government, and the wage gap:
- Sexual harassment claims have skyrocketed in the wake of #metoo;
- Federal and state departments of labor are enforcing ever-changing compensation rules;
- Federal courts increasingly recognize an expanded reach of workplace non-discrimination laws; and
- State attorneys general are opening large-scale, policy-driven investigations in an effort to alter the employer-employee dynamic.
Based on these trends, we foresee substantial increases in the number of individual employee claims and government investigations over the next several years, presenting a growing threat to your business, no matter the industry in which you compete. And, for government contractors, the False Claims Act (“FCA”) presents additional risks, with the filing of FCA matters having doubled over the last fifteen years.
Companies should therefore reasonably expect to become involved in some sort of investigation or private claim and, as a result, to receive a subpoena or other document request, whether from a state attorney general, an agency or inspector general, or a party in private litigation.
Join litigators Paul Mengel and Matt Feinberg for this webinar as they discuss what you can do to protect your company before, during, and after you receive a subpoena, with tips for limiting liability and attorneys’ fees during the process.
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