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Department Of Justice Releases Guidelines For Effective Corporate Compliance Programs
On May 1, 2019, the Criminal Division of the U.S. DOJ released updated guidance for prosecutors to utilize in assessing whether an organization had in place "an adequate and effective corporate compliance program."
United States
22 May 2019
"Purloined Letters": Management Options When A Departing Employee Puts A Business Entity At Risk By Collecting Confidential Business Or Personnel Information For Use In The Employee's Personal Litigation
The following scenario is more common—and more troubling—than ever before. A high-ranking employee who has signed an agreement to preserve the confidentiality of business plans...
United States
17 May 2018
OSHA Joins The SEC In Attacking Confidentiality And Other Provisions In Private Settlement Agreements
On September 15, 2016, the federal OSHA released new policy guidelines for its review of private settlement agreements presented to the agency for approval in whistleblowing actions.
United States
21 Sep 2016
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
EEOC's Proposed (Anti) Retaliation Guidance: Is Your Whistleblower Response System Ready?
The EEOC's January 21, 2016 "Draft Proposed Enforcement Guidance on Retaliation and Related Issues" continues the pattern of governmental agencies probing deeply into your whistleblower program.
United States
12 Feb 2016
Fifth Circuit Holds Refusal To Accept Employee's Rescission Of Resignation Can Be Considered Retaliation
The plaintiff, an employee for the defendant for several years, submitted her resignation.
United States
23 Nov 2015
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
Second Circuit Rules Internal Whistleblowers Are Protected Under Dodd-Frank
This circuit split increases the likelihood that the U.S. Supreme Court will enter the arena and make a decision on what many have called ambiguous language in the statute.
United States
11 Sep 2015
Fleet-Footed Investigations And Prompt Remedial Action: The New Normal
Does your company respond to all internal concerns immediately, investigate them thoroughly and remediate them with unmatchable speed?
United States
4 Mar 2015
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
OSHA Issues New Rule For Food Safety Whistleblowers
Effective Thursday, February 13, 2014, the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration published a final rule governing the agency's future handling of whistleblower complaints under Section 402 of the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act, which protects workers who disclose food safety concerns.
United States
24 Feb 2014
Retaliation And Whistleblower Claims By In-House Counsel
With recent legislative efforts to expand whistleblower rights and protections, many employers have found themselves confronting an increase in the number of whistleblower reports, complaints, and lawsuits.
United States
3 Apr 2013
U.S. Department Of Justice And SEC Release Long-Awaited Guidance On Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
On November 14, 2012, the Department of Justice and the Securities and Exchange Commission released their long-awaited guidance on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.
United States
28 Nov 2012
Mum's Not Necessarily The Word: NLRB Complicates Employers' Internal Investigations
In a ruling that affects both union and non-union employers, the National Labor Relations Board held that an employer must establish a specific legitimate business justification for requiring employees to maintain confidentiality during internal investigations of employee complaints.
United States
15 Aug 2012
Increasing Levels Of Workplace Retaliation Reported In National Survey
The 2011 National Business Ethics Survey® was published last week by the Ethics Resource Center. Over the last two decades this biannual report has become a mainstay for tracking trends, assessing data and gathering research on the state of ethics in the American workplace.
United States
17 Jan 2012
A Blue-Ribbon Panel Commissioned By The Ethics Resource Center Makes Bold Suggestions To Improve The Federal Sentencing Guidelines For Organizations
For the past two decades, employers have gradually taken steps to implement compliance and ethics programs.
United States
16 Nov 2011
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