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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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    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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    Sometimes supervisors say and do things that make your hair stand on end. But although their behavior might be unfair, unkind, juvenile, and maybe even boorish, it isn't unlawful. The following article discusses a recent case from the Eighth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals (which covers North Dakota) involving allegations of...
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