5 Dos And Don'ts For Employers After NJ's Ethicon Ruling

By Martin Bricketto (August 28, 2015, 1:21 PM EDT) -- A recent New Jersey Supreme Court decision that the state's whistleblower law covers watchdog employees in performing their regular duties could spell more lawsuits from compliance personnel unhappy with management decisions. But clear policies, consistency and extra diligence can protect companies if a demotion or firing blows up into litigation.

The court's hotly anticipated decision on July 15 that watchdog employees can invoke the Conscientious Employee Protection Act — and that they can do so without having to first exhaust all internal avenues for trying to fix alleged wrongdoing — has left companies with new questions over how they should manage such...

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