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Whistleblower Protection Act Sponsored by Wisconsin Senator Signed into Law

A bill named after a whistleblower who worked at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Tomah, Wisconsin, was signed into law in October. The legislation, entitled the Dr. Chris Kirkpatrick Whistleblower Read More

Rule Changes Allow CFTC to File Whistleblower Retaliation Claims

Recently implemented rule changes allow the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) to file whistleblower retaliation claims against employers. These changes, adopted in May, also prevent employers from preemptively forbidding employees Read More

New York’s Whistleblower Law Encourages Reports of Possible Tax Fraud

The Corporate Whistleblower Center, a Washington, D.C.-based watchdog group, reports that New York remains the only state in the country that provides meaningful awards to whistleblowers who offer proof of Read More

Court Decision Indicates Privilege Claim Exists in an Internal Investigation Case

A recent court decision in Canada provided an interesting case study for whistleblower issues and post-accident investigations within businesses and organizations. Workplace accidents may result in work stop orders, prosecution, civil Read More

Federal Judge Says No to Preliminary Injunction on OSHA Anti-Retaliation Regulations

On November 28, a federal judge in Texas ruled against an injunction that would have prevented a new Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) anti-retaliation regulation from going into effect. This Read More

New Whistleblower Protection Bill Heads to Oval Office

Back in June 2016, the U.S. Senate passed a bill that would provide greater protections to whistleblowers across the country. The bill is now on its way to desk of Read More

National Whistleblower Appreciation Day Promotes an Important Issue

This year, the National Whistleblower Center declared July 30 to be National Whistleblower Appreciation Day. The organization received a great deal of support on its Facebook page when it made Read More

What Affect Does the Yates Memo Have on Internal Investigations?

In September 2015, Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates released a memo that served as a guidance to U.S. Department of Justice attorneys related to the emphasis they should place on Read More

New Trade Secrets Law Now Includes Whistleblower Protections

On May 11, President Obama signed the brand-new Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 (DTSA). This new legislation establishes a federal trade secrets law and has the added benefit of Read More

New Potential Whistleblower Protection Bill Moves Forward

U.S. Rep. Rod Blum of Iowa has created a new piece of potential legislation that would better protect federal employees who blow the whistle on wrongdoing within their agencies. This Read More

Will the Supreme Court Finally Settle Arguments over Whistleblower Protections?

There’s a chance that the scope of the whistleblower protections outlined in the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010 could be analyzed and determined by the Read More

Texas Expands Handgun Rights Through 2016 and Beyond

The Texas legislature recently passed two bills related to handgun possession in the state. House Bill 910 makes it legal for people to carry handguns openly. Senate Bill 11 allows Read More

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