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Alberta Securities Commission Implements Whistleblower Program
On November 20, 2018, the Alberta Securities Commission (ASC) announced the creation of its whistleblower program and the Office of the Whistleblower (OWB).
Canada
29 Nov 2018
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SEC Cracks Down On Whistleblower Retaliation As OSC Whistleblower Program Ramps Up
On September 29, 2016 the SEC announced that it had issued orders in relation to settled proceedings with casino-gaming company, IGT, in relation to charges of whistleblower retaliation.
Canada
20 Oct 2016
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Newly Introduced OSC Whistleblower Program Receives Over 30 Tips Since Coming Into Effect
The OSC has now reported that in the month and a half since its rollout, its Office of the Whistleblower has received more than 30 tips reporting potential violations of securities laws.
Canada
10 Oct 2016
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SEC Continues To Penalize Companies Which Restrict Whistleblowing Or Seek Waiver Of Payment Of Whistleblower Incentive Payments
Moreover, employees were only permitted to provide information if compelled to do so by law or legal process and there was no exemption to permit an employee to provide information voluntarily to the SEC...
Canada
30 Aug 2016
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A Review Of New Whistleblower Protections Under Ontario's Securities Act
The Ontario government has approved amendments to the Securities Act (Ontario) (the "Act") to provide additional protection to persons who report a potential violation of Ontario securities law...
Canada
11 Aug 2016
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Three Scotia Dealers Reach No-Contest Settlement With OSC
On July 29, 2016, the Ontario Securities Commission approved a no-contest settlement agreement with three Bank of Nova Scotia dealers in connection with fee overcharges that had gone undetected by the dealers' internal control systems, and that had affected thousands of clients dating back to 2009.
Canada
9 Aug 2016
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The Long-Awaited OSC Whistleblower Program Is Now In Force
On July 14, 2016, the Ontario Securities Commission (the "OSC") broke ground in Canada when it officially launched its widely anticipated Office of the Whistleblower and its Whistleblower Program.
Canada
26 Jul 2016
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Whistleblowers: The AMF Will Not Offer Any Reward
On February 18, 2016, after a thorough and rigorous analysis which included closely monitoring the rewards-based whistleblower programs offered by the U.S. and Ontario, the Autorité des marchés financiers announced...
Canada
30 Jun 2016
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OSC Announces Launch Date For Its Whistleblower Program
In a much-anticipated announcement, the Ontario Securities Commission said on June 16th that it will officially launch its rewards-based Whistleblower Program on July 14, 2016, less than a month from now.
Canada
24 Jun 2016
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The SEC Makes Another Huge Whistleblower Award
On Thursday June 9, 2016 the SEC announced that it would be paying $17 million to an individual who provided information the SEC used in proceedings against the individual's former employer.
Canada
21 Jun 2016
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Significant Developments In Whistleblower Payouts And Protections Continue To Attract Attention
Whistleblower protections and significant bounties paid to whistleblowers in the U.S. continue to make headlines, just as issuers in Canada brace for the impact of the OSC's rollout of its whistleblower program in the coming weeks.
Canada
31 May 2016
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Whistleblower Incentive Programs Continue To Gain Traction As The U.S. CFTC Announces $10-million Payout
With the Ontario Securities Commission's new incentive-based whistleblower program now on the horizon, recent awards under comparable whistleblower programs in the U.S. are increasingly relevant to boards of directors...
Canada
12 May 2016
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SEC Announces $2-Million In Whistleblower Awards
Compliance officers, in house counsel, management and board members of public companies are beginning to recognize the realities of external whistleblower incentive programs.
United States
7 Apr 2016
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Defining A ‘Whistleblower'
On December 31, 2015, U.S. District Judge T.S. Ellis III denied an employee whistleblower protection under the Dodd-Frank Act.
Canada
28 Jan 2016
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SEC Announces Record Numbers For Whistleblower Tips And Awards
Canada's largest securities regulator continues to move to implement its whistleblowing program, and investors and market participants should take note.
Canada
27 Nov 2015
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SEC Emphasizes Financial Benefits To Whisteblowers Who Come Forward Early
The SEC was successful in its enforcement action against the firm.
Canada
9 Nov 2015
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Incentives Rise In Proposed OSC Whistleblower Program
Increasingly, companies are expected to develop, implement and properly administer complaint handling and "whistleblowing" programs, especially in regulated industries and public companies.
Canada
4 Nov 2015
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Incentives Rise In The OSC Whistleblower Program
Increasingly, companies are expected to develop, implement and properly administer complaint handling and "whistleblowing" programs, especially in regulated industries and public companies.
Canada
2 Nov 2015
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UK Introduces Whistleblower Rules For Banks And Insurance Companies
How a firm deals with complaint handling and "whistleblower" reporting remains an ongoing challenge for directors, executives and the in-house counsel who advise them.
UK
19 Oct 2015
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OSC Whistleblower Roundtable Provides Food For Thought
As we have written previously, we recognize the increasing reliance and institutionalizations of whistleblower programs as one of the most significant developments in the realm of regulatory enforcement in recent years.
Canada
26 Jun 2015
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