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Commodity Whistleblowers May Hit the Jackpot: Enhanced Bounty Rules in the Works

USA - September 2 2016 The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (“CFTC”) is proposing amendments to its Dodd-Frank whistleblower regulations to bring them more in line with…

Life in the Fast Lane: New OSHA Pilot Program Offers Expedited Review of Whistleblower Complaints

USA - August 18 2016 OSHA’s San Francisco region, which includes California, Nevada, and Arizona, launched a new pilot program on August 1, 2016 that would allow…

SEC Bounty Hunters Take Heart: SEC Fines Company $265,000 For Using Severance Agreements That Provided a Waiver of Any Monetary Recovery For Filing a Tip

USA - August 10 2016 Today, the SEC announced that an Atlanta-based company, BlueLinx Holdings, is settling charges that its severance agreements contained provisions…

Mike Delikat, David Harvey

Germany’s Financial Regulator Establishes New Whistleblower Platform

Canada, USA - July 11 2016 Last week, Germany’s Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin) unveiled a centralized platform for receiving whistleblower complaints, including…

Mike Delikat, André Zimmermann

It’s All a Matter of Degree - Fourth Circuit Upholds Four-Year Front Pay Award and Tuition Reimbursement in SOX Case

USA - June 17 2016 Affirming a SOX victory for an employee, the Fourth Circuit in a 2-1 decision in Gunther v. Deltek upheld a Department of Labor award of four-years…

Ashley Gambone