In our firm's January 2016 Client Alert, "Prohibitions Against Pay Secrecy Policies," we discussed the impact of President Obama's Executive Order 13665 ("EO") and a Final Rule issued by the Department of Labor expounding upon the EO. The EO requires government contractors to amend confidentiality agreements to eliminate restrictions prohibiting employees from questioning other workers about their pay. The January Client Alert is available at /Client-Alert-Pay-Secrecy-Policies-Jan-2016.pdf.
Virginia readers may have heard about the defamation lawsuit last month involving a University of Virginia administrator and Rolling Stone magazine. The case involved a two week trial over whether Rolling stone and one of its authors defamed the administrator in an article which raised national attention on sexual assault on college campuses.