Compliance Communications Blog

 

Senate and House Pass New Whistleblower Legislation

10/7/19: Whistleblowers and whistleblower protections have taken up room in recent headlines but two developments have escaped much attention...

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Whistleblowers Get Positive Results

2/11/19:  Two employees of Eastern Awning Systems Inc. were awarded back pay, interest, emotional and exemplary damages in a successful lawsuit alleging their illegal firing. The two employees had filed safety and health complaints with the US Department of Labor’s (DOL) Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).

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"Crowdsourcing Takes to Corruption"

 

6/5/15: Ah, the power of social media. Just when you think you might have a handle on what it can, should, will, won’t, could or might do, think again because technology and human creativity are going to turn your handle right around. Here are some examples: “I Paid a Bribe” in India; “Not in My Country” in Kenya; and...

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"SEC Champions Whistleblower Protection"

 

5/13/2015: Speaking before the Garrett Institute at Northwestern University’s School of Law, SEC Chair Mary Jo White focused on the past four years of the Commission’s whistleblower award program. Okay, so the topic might not rank high on the list of exciting subject matter, but White’s speech was definitely worth the price of...

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"Who is Eligible for a Whistleblower Award?"

 

3/18/15: It is rare for a corporate officer, director or trustee to receive a whistleblower award, but that’s exactly what happened recently when the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) paid between $475,000 and $575,000 to a former company officer for reporting fraudulent activities inside his company. The former officer...

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