Sarbanes-Oxley Whistleblower Prevails in ARB Appeal

The Department of Labor Administrative Review Board’s decision in Dietz v. Cypress Semiconductor Corp. establishes important precedent on the broad scope of protected whistleblowing under the whistleblower provision of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act and clarifies the…

NHTSA Issues Regulation Barring Gag Provisions in Settlement Agreements

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has issued an Enforcement Guidance Bulletin barring gag provisions in protective orders and settlement agreements that would prohibit information obtained in private litigation from being transmitted to NHTSA.  The…

Decision Denying Motion for Summary Judgment Broadly Construes Sarbanes-Oxley Protected Whistleblowing

Richard Trusz, the former head of valuation at a subsidiary of UBS, has defeated a motion for summary judgment in Trusz v. UBS Realty and UBS.  The decision underscores the broad scope of protected whistleblowing…

False Claims Act Whistleblower Obtains Favorable Rule on Double Back Pay

In a recent False Claims Act case, a whistleblower obtained a favorable ruling on the remedies available for False Claims Act whistleblowers.  In Mooney v. Americare, the whistleblower alleged retaliation for disclosing kickbacks from fraudulent…

OSHA Issues Final Rules Implementing Consumer Financial Protection Whistleblower Law

OSHA has issued final rules implementing the whistleblower protection provision of the Consumer Financial Protection Act (CFPA).   Enacted as Section 1057 of the Dodd-Frank Act, the CFPA’s whistleblower protection provision provides robust protection to employees…

ARB Decision Underscores the Broad Scope of Whistleblower Protection for Airline Employees

The Department of Labor Administrative Board’s decision in Bondurant v. Southwest Airlines underscores the broad scope of whistleblower protection for airline employees under the AIR21 whistleblower protection law. Bondurant brought a claim under AIR21 alleging that…

OSHA Orders Bank to Reinstate Sarbanes-Oxley Whistleblower

OSHA has ordered JP Morgan Chase to reinstate a former operations manager whose employment was terminated because he raised concerns about failures to properly record loans, both internally and to government regulators, and for refusing…

Whistleblower Lawyer Jason Zuckerman Will Speak at NELA Conference About Representing Corporate Whistleblowers

Jason Zuckerman, Principal of whistleblower law firm Zuckerman Law, will speak on a panel about representing corporate whistleblowers at a NELA conference titled Reining In Retaliation & Winning Whistleblower Cases on April 8, 2016 in…