Law change limits the pay-off boost of whistle-blowing claims
- Sarbanes-Oxley Shields Whistle-Blowers From Retaliation. Rubenstein, Bruce // Corporate Legal Times;Nov2002, Vol. 12 Issue 132, p24
Focuses on the Sarbanes-Oxley Act which protects whistle-blowers in the U.S. from retaliation. Criminal penalties imposed on any individual working for a private or public company that retaliates against a whistle-blower; Problems created by the provision to industries.
- Whistle-Blowers Need More Help. Dettmer, Jamie; Hayes, Ted // Insight on the News;04/30/2001, Vol. 17 Issue 16, p6
Focuses on the legislation proposed by the United States (U.S.) Congress which deals with the protection of whistleblowers. Provision of the bill; Information on the memorandum given by U.S. President George Bush to government departments; Monopoly of the U.S. Federal Circuit Court of Appeals on...
- The Whistleblower Protection Act of 1989: Foundation for the modern law of employment dissent. Devine, Thomas M. // Administrative Law Review;Spring99, Vol. 51 Issue 2, p531
Discusses the Whistleblower Protection Act of 1989 in the United States. Statement of purpose; Individual right of action; Controlling the Office of the Special Counsel; Expansion of scope of protection; Burdens of proof; Interim relief; Transfer preference; Nonpreclusion; Whistleblowing...
- Whistle while you work. Coleman, Alison; Duff, Amy // Director;Nov2000, Vol. 54 Issue 4, p23
Offers information about the Public Interest Disclosure Act 1998, a legislation on whistleblowing in Great Britain. Why employees are reluctant to whistleblow; Provisions of the legislation; Impact of the legislation on British culture.
- Whistleblower code marks decade of Public Interest Disclosure Act. // Personnel Today;7/8/2008, p2
The article reports that Great Britain employers have been urged to adopt a new code of practice launched to mark the 10th anniversary of landmark legislation designed to protect staff who blow the whistle on organisations' wrongdoing. Public Concern at Work director Guy Dehn said the code would...
- Whistleblowers halted in going to outside agency. // Perspective (08889732);May2005, Vol. 20 Issue 5, p5
Focuses on whistle-blowing claims filed by employees of the Tennessee Board of Regents against their supervisor. Background of the case; Charges against the supervisor; Dismissal of the case.
- BEYOND PROTECTION: INVIGORATING INCENTIVES FOR SARBANES-OXLEY CORPORATE AND SECURITIES FRAUD WHISTLEBLOWERS. Rapp, Geoffrey Christopher // Boston University Law Review;Feb2007, Vol. 87 Issue 1, p91
The article argues that a bounty model should be adopted to strengthen incentives for whistleblowing in the securities context. It recommends use of Fair Fund provision of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act in the U.S. to compensate whistleblowers. It explores whether existing state laws modeled on the...
- Attention would-be whistleblowers: you're now protected. Samuels, Michael H. // Long Island Business News (7/1993 to 5/2009);3/13/2009, Vol. 56 Issue 13, p41A
The article discusses the importance of the U.S. American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) on whistleblowers, employees of companies receiving the stimulus money who inform the government regarding company misdeeds. Nixon Peabody labor and employment attorney Tara Daub stated that areas...
- Florida Workers' Whistles Are Not Silenced. Kyres, Catherine A. // Florida Bar Journal;May2000, Vol. 74 Issue 5, p45
Highlights Florida's Whistle Blower's Act which states that an employer is liable to his employee for retaliatory personnel action based on the employee's participation in any type of whistle-blowing conduct stipulated in the act. Types of protected whistle-blowing conduct; Purpose of written...