Whistleblower Advocates Petition DOL to Combat Corporate Muzzling of Whistleblowers

The Government Accountability Project and Zuckerman Law call on DOL to end De facto Gag Clauses (WASHINGTON) – The Government Accountability Project and Zuckerman Law have submitted a rulemaking petition to the Department of Labor…

ARB Decision Clarifies Favorable Causation Standard for Whistleblowers

The Administrative Review Board’s decision in Powers v. Union Pacific Railroad is a significant victory for whistleblowers in that it establishes a favorable burden of proof for whistleblowers under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act and similar whistleblower protection laws.   Zuckerman Law, a Washington…

False Claims Act Retaliation Decision Underscores Broad Scope of FCA Whistleblower Protection

A recent decision in Mikhaeil v. Walgreens Inc., a False Claims Act retaliation case, establishes helpful precedent on the broad scope of False Claims Act protected conduct. Mikhaeil had worked as a staff pharmacist at…

SARBANES-OXLEY WHISTLEBLOWER CASE CLARIFIES THE BURDEN FOR PLEADING KNOWLEDGE OF PROTECTED WHISTLEBLOWING

A recent Pennsylvania district court decision, Westawski v. Merck & Co., Inc clarifies that “when a plaintiff files a complaint alleging a SOX violation against the corporation itself, if she alleges facts that she engaged in protected activity…

DOL Adopts Strengthened Sarbanes-Oxley Whistleblower Regulations

  OSHA has adopted Sarbanes-Oxley whistleblower regulations implementing the Dodd-Frank Act amendments to the Sarbanes-Oxley whistleblower law. The regulations also clarify and improve OSHA’s procedures for handling Sarbanes-Oxley whistleblower claims, as well as to set forth…

Whistleblower Lawyer Co-Authors Article About De Facto Gag Clauses

Whistleblower lawyer Jason Zuckerman co-authored an article with Professor Richard Moberly and Jordan Thomas titled “De Facto Gag Clauses: The Legality of Employment Agreements That Undermine Dodd-Frank’s Whistleblower Provisions.” The article discusses efforts by companies…

OSHA Awards $350,000 in Damages to Railroad Whistleblower

Finding a “culture of retaliation” at Union Pacific, OSHA awarded $350,000 in damages to a 35-year locomotive freight engineer who suffered retaliation for reporting injuries sustained in a Dec. 22, 2013.   Prior to reporting a…

VA Whistleblowers Continue to Suffer Retaliation

          A Washington Post article titled “At VA health facilities, whistleblowers still fear retaliation” reports that some VA whistleblowers continue to experience retaliation.  Whistleblower law firm Zuckerman Law, which represents whistleblower…

Whistleblower Lawyer Jason Zuckerman Will Speak at BNA Webinar About Whistleblower Reward and Retaliation Claims

Whistleblower lawyer Jason Zuckerman will speak at a BNA Bloomberg webinar about whistleblower rewards and whistleblower protections on March 31, 2015.  He will be joined by Sean X. McKessy , Chief of the SEC’s Office…

Whistleblower Lawyer Jason Zuckerman Speaking at CLE About Mastering Whistleblower, Qui Tam, & SLAPP Law

Whistleblower Lawyer Jason Zuckerman will be speaking at a CLE on March 24, 2015 titled “Mastering Whistleblower, Qui Tam, & SLAPP Law.” Click here to register. Fluency in Qui Tam, Whistleblower, & SLAPP law has…