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SCOTUS Narrows Dodd-Frank Whistleblower Protections, May Trigger Increased Reports To The SEC
In a unanimous ruling in Digital Realty Trust v. Somers, the U.S. Supreme Court has narrowed whistleblower protections in the Dodd-Frank Act that shield employees who report potential securities law violations.
United States
27 Feb 2018
What's More Concerning, A Whistleblower Or Your Response? Find Out What The SEC Thinks
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has filed a number of actions alleging retaliation against whistleblowers.
United States
17 Aug 2016
SEC Enforcement Trends For 2016
Welcome to the latest edition of Fenwick and West's Securities Litigation and Enforcement Newsletter.
United States
8 Apr 2016
Whistleblower Statute Protects Employees From Retaliation For Reporting Personal Matters
Cardenas was a dental hygienist. She received an expensive ring from her husband for her twenty-fifth wedding anniversary.
United States
26 Oct 2015
"You Know How To Whistle Don't You?"—Whistleblowers Gain Even More Protection
The SEC recently issued guidance specifying that whistleblowers do not first have to take their concerns to the SEC in order to be covered by the SEC's anti-retaliation rule.
United States
21 Sep 2015
Perceived Whistleblower Protected By Labor Code
This decision significantly expands the scope of retaliation protection for employees under Labor Code section 1102.5.
United States
14 Jan 2015
Retaliation Claim Fails Where Employer Not Aware Of Whistleblowing Activity
A California federal district court held that absent evidence that an employer knew of the alleged protected activity, an employee cannot assert a claim under California’s whistleblower statute.
United States
21 Oct 2014
SEC Announces $30 Million Whistleblower Award To Non-U.S. Resident
The SEC announced that it expected to award between $30 and $35 million to a non-U.S. whistleblower who provided the SEC with information.
United States
29 Sep 2014
SEC Cautions Employers Not To Discourage Whistleblower Claims
The SEC recently warned businesses not to attempt to disincentivize company whistleblowers from bringing alleged wrongdoing to the attention of the SEC.
United States
23 Apr 2014
U.S. Supreme Court Expands SOX Whistleblower Protection To Employees Of Private Contractors
Whistleblower protections under the SOX Act also apply to employees of private contractors and subcontractors who contract with public companies.
United States
18 Mar 2014
U.S. Supreme Court: Does SOX Protect Employees Of A Public Company’s Private Contractor?
The United States Supreme Court agreed to review whether the Sarbanes-Oxley Act whistleblower protections apply to employees of a public company's contractor or subcontractor.
United States
18 Jun 2013
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