Topic: Whistleblower Protection

JD Supra Corporate Brief: SEC Reporting, Social Media, Non-Poaching Arrangements, Fired Whistleblowers

Day Three of the government shutdown, and no end in sight. Hang in there, America… Buying or selling? It doesn’t matter – the SEC historical financial statement reporting requirements apply either way… (Skadden Arps) It’s everything you need to know about social media and securities laws. Really… (Morrison & Foerster) Colorado energy companies must act… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Money Laundering, 3D Printers, Age Discrimination, Obamacare Requirements

On September 13, 1898, Hannibal Goodwin patents celluloid photographic film. On September 13, 2013, schoolchildren around the world say, “Huh? What’s photographic film?” It’s time for banks to move anti-money laundering compliance to the front burner… (Manatt) “We’ll argue this whistleblower case all the way to the Supreme Court if we have to…” (Whistleblower Law… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Fracking Rule Comments, Commercial Crime Insurance, SOX Whistleblower Protections, Retail Energy Contracts

Register for email updates, and you’ll never go looking for the JD Supra Corporate Brief again. It’s as easy as click, type, send… The BLM’s proposed rules for fracking on public lands garnered substantial attention: more than 1,000,000 comments’ worth, to be exact… (BakerHostetler) India’s accession to the Madrid Protocol means that trademark registrations in… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: False Advertising, Dodd-Frank, I-9 Investigations, Cyber Insurance

On this day in 1974, President Richard Milhous Nixon became the only US president to resign from office. Compliance with federal nutrition labeling laws doesn’t always shield a company from false advertising claims – just ask Coke… (Loeb & Loeb) What’s on the horizon for the Qualified Residential Mortgage? We should know soon… (Dechert) As… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Cyber Risk Disclosure, UK Bribery Act, International Corporate Taxation, Trade Secret Verdicts

The JD Supra Corporate Brief: good, and good for you… 85% of the Fortune 500 have begun to disclose their cybersecurity and data breach risks in public filings… (Mintz Levin) Is the UK Bribery Act being held hostage to budget cuts? (Pillsbury) Will the OECD succeed in eliminating what it believes to be the unfair… Read more »

Whistleblower Protection Rules: 5 Need-to-Know Developments for Employers

Whistleblowers – insiders who report corporate wrongdoing and fraud – are not new. But many of the laws that protect them are. Perhaps not surprisingly, the protections granted by those laws continue to evolve. For your reference, here’s a look at five recent changes that employers need to know: 1. A federal court ruled that… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Protecting Whistleblowers, Advertising Offerings, Reviewing Mergers, Sharing Audits

The new math: (coffee + JD Supra Corporate Brief) / Monday = Ahhh. Enjoy: An appeals court just ruled that Sarbanes-Oxley whistleblower protections apply even when there are no shareholders to defraud… (Sherman & Howard) The SEC has revised its rules to allow entrepreneurs and startups to market stock offerings via advertisements and mass communications… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Obamacare Deadlines, SEC Settlements, Food Safety, Whistleblower Protections

We can’t promise fireworks, but this JD Supra Corporate Brief is sure to make your morning commute a little more exciting: Next year’s “Pay or Play” deadline? Um, we spoke a little too soon… (JD Supra Contributors) Even the SEC appears to be tiring of “neither admit nor deny” settlements… (Orrick) Love means never having… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Delaware Corporation Bylaws, Cram Down Plans, Paid Sick Leave, ACA Whistleblower Protections

Looking for law news? You’ve come to the right place… The Delaware Court of Chancery has held that boards of directors of Delaware corporations may adopt bylaws requiring lawsuits over the internal affairs of that corporation to be brought in Delaware… (DLA Piper) Two recent appeals court decisions separately address the rights of secured creditors,… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Global Real Estate, Compensation Committee Rules, Skilling’s Shorter Stay, Trade Secret Theft

It’s true: the JD Supra Corporate Brief goes equally well with coffee, tea, and that delicious strawberry-banana smoothie you had last Thursday. What does the head of one of the world’s largest real estate companies have to say about uncertainly in the commercial RE industry? (Greentarget) The clock is ticking on new NYSE and Nasdaq… Read more »

Repeal Dodd-Frank? But What Is It, Exactly?

“MR. LEHRER: You want to repeal Dodd-Frank? MR. ROMNEY: Well, I would repeal it and replace it.” (New York Times) The Dodd–Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, both criticized and praised by Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney in last night’s inaugural presidential debate, was passed in 2010 purportedly to end the practices that… Read more »

California Law Update: Toxic Products, Iran Investments, Non-Competes, Teacher Layoffs, More

Allen Matkins’ Eileen Nottoli on why businesses that sell consumer products in California need to be aware of – and act on – the state’s new Safer Consumer Product regulations. [Link: New Consumer Product Regulations: Manufacturers, Importers and Retailers Need to Prepare] For your reference, a JD Supra roundup of commentary on a range of… Read more »

Whistleblower Protection: First Circuit Rules on “Covered Employees”

In a recent ruling, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit found that employees of private contractors and subcontractors working for public companies are not entitled to whistleblower protections. The Court found in Lawson v. FMR LLC that the whistleblower provisions of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act apply only to direct employees of public companies.… Read more »

Whistleblower Protection: SEC Rules, Sarbanes-Oxley Act, Serious Fraud Office, and More…

“The SEC recently released its annual report on the new whistleblower bounty program as required by the Dodd-Frank Act… The report does not contain, however, any meaningful information about the types of individuals who have provided information to the SEC, whether those individuals also use available internal reporting systems, whether the information has been actionable… Read more »