Whistleblower lawyer Jason Zuckerman co-authored the 2013 Annual Update on the Whistleblower Provisions of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, which is published by the American Bar Association Section of Labor and Employment Law Committee on Federal Labor Standards Legislation. This is the ninth year that Zuckerman has co-authored this annual update on Sarbanes-Oxley whistleblower protections. The editors of the 2013 update are David Marshall of Katz, Marshall & Banks, LLP and Harry W. Wellford, Jr. of Littler Mendelson, P.C. The other co-authors are Connie Bertram of Proskauer Rose, LLP, Jennifer A. Goltermann of Littler Mendelson, P.C., Jay P. Lechner of Jackson Lewis, LLP, and Daniel P. Westman of Morrison & Foerster, LLP.
The update discusses recent developments under Section 806 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, including the Dodd-Frank Act amendments to SOX. Sections 922(b) and (c) of Dodd-Frank double the statutory filing period for SOX retaliation complaints from 90 to 180 days, give parties a right to a jury trial in district court actions, exclude SOX whistleblower claims from the reach of pre-dispute arbitration agreements, and extend protection from retaliation to employees of nationally recognized statistical rating organizations. 18 U.S.C. §§ 1514A(a), 1514A(b)(2). In addition, Section 929A expands the coverage of SOX 806 to include subsidiary entities of publicly traded corporations. 18 U.S.C. § 1514A(a).
The whistleblower lawyers at Zuckerman Law have substantial experience litigating Sarbanes Oxley whistleblower retaliation claims. To learn more about corporate whistleblower protections, see our Sarbanes-Oxley Whistleblower Protection FAQ.
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