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SEC Issues Cease-And-Desist Order Against Severance Agreement Clause Limiting Whistleblowers' Rights To Recover Bounty Awards
On August 10, 2016, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission issued a cease-and-desist Order and imposed remedial sanctions against a publicly traded company...
United States
18 Aug 2016
SEC Report Indicates Whistleblower Program Going Strong
The number of tips rose to 3,923 in 2015, the highest ever, and payouts to whistleblowers increased to $37 million, also a record amount.
United States
19 Nov 2015
SEC Continues Its Efforts To Make Dodd-Frank Whistleblowing Easier
The SEC admits the scope of the employment retaliation provision in Dodd-Frank is ambiguous.
United States
17 Aug 2015
Sixth Circuit Changes Course On Proof Required To Show Protected Whistleblower Activity Under SOX
The Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX) provides anti-retaliation protection to whistleblowers who engage in "protected activity."
United States
15 Jun 2015
SEC's Attack On Confidentiality Agreements
The SEC Office of the Whistleblower ("OWB") prosecutes claims against companies that violate the prohibitions against whistleblower retaliation.
United States
8 Apr 2015
SEC Targeting Broad Employee Confidentiality Clauses
In the SEC's view, these agreements can represent a form of systemic retaliation if they are overly broad and serve to silence would-be whistleblowers.
United States
2 Mar 2015
Whistleblower Claims And Awards On The Rise, According To SEC Report
In its Annual Report to Congress on the Dodd-Frank Whistleblower Program, the Securities and Exchange Commission reports that both the number of whistleblower claims and the magnitude of the financial awards stemming from those claims "were record-breaking" in FY 2014.
United States
21 Nov 2014
Government's Message To Corporate America — "We Want Your Whistleblowers!"
On September 22, 2014, the SEC's Office of the Whistleblower announced that it had issued a $30 million bounty payment to a foreign whistleblower.
United States
14 Oct 2014
Supreme Court's First Sarbanes-Oxley Decision Promises Expansion of Coverage To Most Privately Held Businesses
In "Lawson v. FMR LLC", the Supreme Court massively expanded the scope of the anti-retaliation provision of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act.
United States
7 Mar 2014
SEC Proposes Pay Ratio Disclosure Rule
As part of the ongoing rulemaking efforts to implement portions of the 2010 Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, the Securities and Exchange Commission on Wednesday narrowly voted in favor of a proposal that would require public companies to disclose the ratio of their CEO’s compensation to the median compensation of their employees.
United States
25 Sep 2013
Department Of Labor Issues Opinion Letter Recognizing Mortgage Loan Officers As Exempt Administrative Employees
For the past several years, employers in the mortgage lending industry have faced increasing litigation pressure over the decision to classify loan officers as exempt from the overtime requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act pursuant to the administrative exemption.
United States
5 Oct 2006
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