Legal Update for New Jersey Employers on New Jersey’s Conscientious Employee Protection Act (CEPA) Whistleblower Statute
Cost: There is no cost to attend this program, however, registration is required.
On July 15, 2015, in Lippman v. Ethicon Inc., No. A-65/66-13, the Supreme Court of New Jersey dramatically expanded the state's whistleblower law, the Conscientious Employee Protection Act or "CEPA." In doing so, the Court held that so-called "watchdog" employees—who monitor, advise, or report to upper management concerning corporate conduct—may invoke the whistleblower protections of CEPA based upon the same consulting, advice, and reporting performed as part of their normal job functions. In rejecting more than a dozen appellate and federal cases dating back nearly a decade, the Court's decision confirms that CEPA likely is the most far-reaching whistleblowing statute in the U.S.
This is but one of the recent legal developments regarding CEPA that New Jersey employers should be watching. The New Jersey Supreme Court is poised to rule in other cases regarding federal preemption of and limitations periods applicable to these claims.
Join Seyfarth’s Whistleblower Team and New Jersey Practice Group, on Thursday, November 12, at 1:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, for a high-level discussion of CEPA claims and how employers can best prevent against and defend such claims.
The Seyfarth panel will specifically address the following topics:
The Makings of a CEPA Claim
Recent Legal Developments And Expansion of the Statute in Lippman v. Ethicon
Legal Developments on the Horizon
Best Practices and Other CEPA Compliance
*CLE Credit for this webinar has been awarded in the following states: CA, IL, NJ and NY. CLE Credit is pending for GA, TX and VA. Please note that in order to receive full credit for attending this webinar, the registrant must be present for the entire session.