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Ninth Circuit Expands Reach of Dodd-Frank Anti-Retaliation Protections
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • USA
  • March 9 2017

Adding to an existing a split among the federal appeals courts, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled on March 8, 2017 that employees

OSHA Addresses Sarbanes-Oxley Whistleblower Releases
  • Stinson Leonard Street LLP
  • USA
  • September 24 2016

We have written about SEC enforcement actions related to severance and confidentiality agreements that restrict reporting matters to the SEC. OSHA has

U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Surpasses $100 Million in Awards Through Whistleblower Program
  • Jackson Lewis PC
  • USA
  • September 22 2016

On August 30, 2016, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) announced that it surpassed the $100 million mark in monetary awards for

Wisconsin District Court Follows 5th Circuit: Internal Tipsters Are Not Considered “Whistleblowers” Under Dodd-Frank
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • August 16 2016

On August 12, 2016, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin in Lamb v. Rockwell Automation Inc., No. 15-CV-1415-JPS (E.D. Wis

Protecting Food Industry Whistleblowers: FDA, OSHA team up under FSMA
  • Thompson Coburn LLP
  • USA
  • August 1 2016

In 2011, when the Food Safety Modernization Act was passed, it sought to revamp food safety in the United States. Since then, the Food and Drug

4 Anti-Retaliation Laws Whistleblowers Should Know
  • Katz Marshall & Banks LLP
  • USA
  • July 14 2016

If you have recently been fired, demoted or harassed at work because you objected to conduct you believed was wrong - or if you are considering

Eighth Circuit Joins Other Courts in Adopting Less Rigorous Standard for Violation of Securities Laws
  • Ogletree Deakins
  • USA
  • June 23 2016

The Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 (SOX) prohibits a publicly traded company from discharging an employee in retaliation for providing information to a

ICE issues new wave of I-9 inspection notices
  • Morgan Lewis
  • USA
  • November 7 2011

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) recently issued a wave of Notices of Inspection (NOI) to selected employers requiring the employers to provide I-9 forms, payroll information, and business information for inspection

Sarbanes-Oxley whistleblower protections apply to non-tangible employment action
  • Duane Morris LLP
  • USA
  • November 2 2011

The U.S. Department of Labor Administrative Review Board (ARB) has concluded in Menendez v. Halliburton, Inc., that an employer's release of a whistleblower's identity to other employees violated the whistleblower's right to confidentiality, which by itself constituted an adverse action against the whistleblower and thus violated the anti-retaliation provisions of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 (SOX).

Retaliation claims under SOX and Dodd-Frank: final rules adopted under the Dodd-Frank Act and other recent developments
  • Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP
  • USA
  • October 13 2011

Section 806 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 protects employees of public companies who “blow the whistle” by reporting conduct that they reasonably believe constitutes a violation of federal law relating to financial, securities or shareholder fraud.