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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
Today, the SEC announced that an Atlanta-based company, BlueLinx Holdings, is settling charges that its severance agreements contained provisions that it in its view might impede employees from communication...
United States
17 Aug 2016
It's All A Matter Of Degree – Fourth Circuit Upholds Four-Year Front Pay Award And Tuition Reimbursement In SOX Case
Although the Fourth Circuit in Gunther v. Deltek affirmed liability and a generous front pay award to an employee under SOX, it is important to recognize that the court was not reviewing the case de novo.
United States
24 Jun 2016
Bonus Points: ARB Upholds Whistleblower Order Challenging Bonus Plan
In Dietz v. Cypress Semiconductor Corp., the company hired the complainant as a program manager after acquiring his former employer.
United States
4 May 2016
Where Have You Gone Dennis Kozlowski? Third Circuit Dismisses Tyco Employee's Whistleblower Claim Over Excessive Corporate Spending
On February 2, 2016, the Third Circuit affirmed the dismissal of a long-running SOX whistleblower suit filed by Jeffrey Wiest, a former accounts payable manager for Tyco Electronics.
United States
11 Feb 2016
Sixth Circuit Affirms $250K Victory To SOX Whistleblower And Provides Broad Interpretation Of SOX
On May 28, 2015, the Sixth Circuit in Rhinehimer v. U.S. Bancorp Investments, Inc. affirmed a $250,000 jury verdict in favor of a former financial advisor for U.S. Bancorp Investments...
United States
15 Jun 2015
$6 Million Verdict For SOX Whistleblower Leads To Malpractice Suit Against Defense Counsel
Playboy Enterprises is suing its former defense counsel Sheppard Mullin after being hit with a $6 million jury verdict in a SOX whistleblower case, the highest jury award in a SOX case to date.
United States
27 Apr 2015
High Court Says "Let It Ride"; Limo Company Fails To Flag Down Enough Justices To Hear PAGA Carve-Out Case
On January 20, the United States Supreme Court denied certiorari in CLS Transportation Los Angeles LLC v. Iskanian, leaving intact a decision by the California Supreme Court holding that representative Private Attorney General Act (PAGA) claims cannot be waived in arbitration agreements. Enacted in 2004, PAGA deputizes private citizens to seek penalties on behalf of the state by bringing representative suits for workplace violations.
United States
4 Feb 2015
No Good Deed Goes Unpunished: Document Preservation Notices Can Lead to SOX Violation!
On November 12, 2014, the Fifth Circuit affirmed a Department of Labor finding that Halliburton retaliated against a whistleblower by including his name in a document preservation notice. The court also held that emotional distress damages are available under SOX.
United States
23 Nov 2014
Second Circuit Rejects Definitively And Specifically Standard But Upholds Dismissal Of SOX Whistleblower Complaint In Nielsen v. AECOM
Last week, the Second Circuit upheld a district court’s dismissal of a plaintiff’s Sarbanes-Oxley ("SOX") whistleblower claim – but not before rejecting the "definitively and specifically" standard on which the district court’s decision relied.
United States
28 Aug 2014
PDA And Young: Pregnancy Discrimination Law To Break From Its Infancy
On the heels of the Hobby Lobby decision in late June, the Supreme Court has signaled that women's health issues in the workplace will continue to be a central issue.
United States
21 Jul 2014
Complaint About Foreign Tax Violations Sunk Under SOX
On February 12, 2014, the Fifth Circuit in Villanueva v. U.S. Department of Labor held that an employee did not engage in protected activity under SOX when he reported alleged violations of Columbian tax laws to U.S. executives at his employer.
United States
23 Feb 2014
ENDA Prevails In The Senate, But Will It End In The House?
Discrimination, Employment Law, Employment Non-Discrimination Act, ENDA, LGBT, U.S. Senate
United States
21 Nov 2013
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