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SEC brings enforcement proceeding relating to confidentiality agreements that may stifle whistleblowers

  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 6 2015

After repeated public statements warning companies that might seek to stifle whistleblowers, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has

SEC: companies cannot stifle whistleblowers in confidentiality agreements

  • Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 2 2015

On Wednesday, April 1, 2015, the SEC announced its first enforcement action against a company for requiring its employees to sign confidentiality

SEC cracks down on agreement requiring in-house reporting of fraud complaint

  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 1 2015

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced today that it had made good on its prior promises to take a hard look at employment agreements

SDNY holds that SOX protects employee from retaliation for activity engaged in after being terminated

  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 1 2015

A recent decision by the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York (SDNY) inKshetrapal v. Dish Network, LLC, 14-cv-3527

Fourth Circuit applies two-year statute of limitations to SOX whistleblower claim and confirms availability of emotional distress damages

  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 1 2015

In Jones v. SouthPeak Interactive Corp., 777 F.3d 658 (4th Cir. 2015), the plaintiff, the former chief financial officer of a video game publishing

Whistleblower award update

  • Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 31 2015

There was not much activity from the SEC Office of the Whistleblower (OWB) in the months since it announced the highest whistleblower award to date

OSHA issues Final Rule implementing SOX whistleblower complaint procedures

  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 10 2015

On March 5, 2015, the Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) published a Final Rule, more than three years in the

General counsel update - march 2015

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • -
  • Australia, China, European Union, Hong Kong, United Kingdom, USA
  • -
  • March 5 2015

Protecting your investments: further public consultation to be launched on Investment Protection in the USEU Free Trade Agreement

Publically traded companies beware: an SEC filing can be evidence of an adverse employment action in a claim of retaliation

  • Kelley Drye & Warren LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 4 2015

A Title VII plaintiff can prove retaliation using either the direct or indirect method. Under the direct method a plaintiff must prove (1) that she

Three Dodd-Frank whistleblower anti-retaliation claims fail

  • Stinson Leonard Street LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 3 2015

Courts recently issued three opinions on the whistleblower anti-retaliation provisions of the Dodd-Frank Act. In Murray v. UBS Securities, LLC, Mr