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Former General Counsel of Bio-Rad is Awarded $8 million for Employer Retaliation Claim Following Whistleblower Report
  • Osler Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
  • USA, Canada
  • February 10 2017

While massive awards paid out by regulators to whistleblowers continue to dominate headlines, a U.S. jury recently awarded a significant damages

The Rise of OSHA Whistle-Blower Cases
  • Cozen O'Connor
  • USA
  • January 24 2017

In the last blog, we took a look data showing a decrease in OSHA workplace safety and health inspections in 2016. Although this may be true for safety

Former CFO Awarded $1.9 Million In SOX Case
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • December 8 2016

An ALJ at the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) recently ruled that a former CFO was entitled to approximately $1.9 million in back pay, front pay, and

Sometimes a Complaint is Just a Complaint: Eighth Circuit Applies Reasonableness Standard to Reject Employee’s SOX Retaliation Claim
  • Jackson Lewis PC
  • USA
  • August 19 2016

Earlier this summer, in Beacom v. Oracle, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit affirmed summary judgment dismissing the SOX and Dodd

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

8th Circuit Relies on 'Sylvester' Standard in Recent Whistleblower Case
  • Katz Marshall & Banks LLP
  • USA
  • June 23 2016

My colleagues and I have written frequently about the complex web of legal issues facing corporate whistleblowers. A recent decision out of the 8th

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

Eighth Circuit Joins in Lowering the Bar for SOX Whistleblower Retaliation Claims
  • Haynes and Boone LLP
  • USA
  • June 20 2016

In Beacom v. Oracle America, Inc., No. 15-1729, 2016 WL 3144730 (8th Cir. June 6, 2016), the Eighth Circuit joined the Second, Third, and Sixth

Sixth Circuit rules that a reasonable belief about unlawful conduct is enough to state a Sarbanes-Oxley retaliation claim
  • Epstein Becker Green
  • USA
  • June 5 2015

In its May 28th, 2015 decision in Rhinehimer v. U.S. Bancorp Investments, Inc. (pdf), the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that an employee who

Expansion of protected activity under Sarbanes-Oxley continues
  • Epstein Becker Green
  • USA
  • April 10 2012

Continuing its trend from 2011, the Department of Labor (DOL) Administrative Review Board (ARB) seems intent on extending whistleblower protection under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 (SOX) beyond allegations of securities fraud even where that means reversal of its own administrative law judges who believe they are applying the law as Congress intended and consistent with ARB precedent.