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SEC Issues Another Multi-Million Dollar Whistleblower Award
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • Ireland, USA
  • September 22 2016

Less than one month after issuing a $22 million award, the SEC issued another multi-million dollar whistleblower award on September 20, 2016. The

Labor and Employment Alert: SEC Gives Employers 265,000 Reasons to Revise Their Separation Agreements
  • Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP
  • Ireland, USA
  • September 6 2016

The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform Act and Consumer Protection Act incentivizes and protects whistleblowers to encourage reporting of possible

SEC Settles Enforcement Cases with Two Companies for Whistleblower Violations
  • Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP
  • Ireland, USA
  • August 30 2016

In mid-August, the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") issued cease-and-desist orders against BlueLinx Holdings Inc. ("BlueLinx") and Health

The OSC whistleblower program and employment agreements
  • Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP
  • Canada, Ireland, USA
  • August 29 2016

On July 14, 2016, the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) launched the Office of the Whistleblower, the first paid whistleblower program by a

SEC Continues Crackdown on Severance Agreements
  • Manatt Phelps & Phillips LLP
  • Ireland, USA
  • August 26 2016

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) continued its efforts against anti-whistleblowing provisions in severance agreements, fining one employer

Recent SEC Enforcement Activity Demonstrates Agency’s Continued Effort to Protect Whistleblowers
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • USA, Ireland
  • August 26 2016

A spate of recently settled enforcement actions by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) serves as a reminder to companies of the SEC's focus

You May Not Stack the Deck: SEC Announces Penalties Against Companies Requiring Employees to Waive Whistleblower Protections to Receive Severance
  • Bryan Cave LLP
  • Ireland, USA
  • August 25 2016

The Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") recently announced that two companies agreed to pay penalties of more than $500,000, combined, for

SEC Targets Severance Agreements that Silence Whistleblowers
  • Haynes and Boone LLP
  • Ireland, USA
  • August 19 2016

Protecting and encouraging whistleblowers is a priority for the enforcement division of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") as well as

SEC Targets Employment Agreements Requiring Waiver of Whistleblower Awards
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • Ireland, USA
  • August 19 2016

The SEC's Office of the Whistleblower continues to examine employee severance, settlement and confidentiality agreements for language that might

Companies Should Revisit Severance and Other Agreements as the SEC Steps Up Enforcement Actions to Protect Whistleblower Rights
  • Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice LLP
  • Ireland, USA
  • August 18 2016

In less than one week, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) announced enforcement actions against two companies that had required their