Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX)

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    There are a number of state and federal laws that protect employees from retaliation for engaging in whistleblowing activity. At the federal level, these include:  The Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSH Act) Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII) The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) The ...

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    Retaliation includes any adverse action taken against an employee for filing a complaint, supporting another employee’s complaint, or engagin in other protected actvity under a variety of laws. The most common type of retaliation claim involves an employee who alleges that she was first harassed or discriminated against and later punished...

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    The Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX) is a federal law that generally addresses corporate securities and compensation but more importantly from a human resources perspective, imposes harsh consequences, including fines and imprisonment, on publicly traded companies that retaliate against whistleblowers. That provision of the Act appears to include...

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    Employees aren’t afraid to blow the whistle when they suspect that their employer may be defrauding the government or the public. In fact, 34 percent of employees have witnessed or had firsthand knowledge of workplace misconduct. Another 78 percent said they would report wrongdoing if they could do so anonymously without the fear of...
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    Employers who violate SEC regulations face the Dodd-Frank Act's newly enacted Rule 21F. It gives employees a greater incentive to blow the whistle, resulting in a minimum reward of up to $300,000 based on monetary sanctions imposed for the violation. But what if your organization hasn't done anything wrong and an employee still contacts...
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