Viewing 817 - 832 out of 1116 posts

Whistleblowers Receive Record Awards This Year

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has again ramped up the number of awards it gives out for individuals who blow the whistle on corrupt or illegal practices happening Read More

Whistleblower Controversy Hits San Francisco State University

San Francisco State University recently became the subject of a whistleblower claim after it fired an employee who correctly alerted the university to potential illegal activity and the wrongful storage Read More

OSHA Rules CSX Transportation Retaliated Against Employee

According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), CSX Transportation Inc. retaliated against an employee in Selkirk, New York, who reported internal safety concerns to company management. The employee was 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

M&T Whistleblower Earns Share of $64 Million Fine

M&T Bank must pay $64 million to the federal government to resolve a whistleblower case, and at least $9.6 million of that settlement will go to a former employee from Read More

University of Oregon to Pay Out $1 Million to Police Whistleblower

The University of Oregon settled a lawsuit with a former police officer, agreeing to pay the man $1 million to bring the case to an end. A federal jury found in Read More

SEC Announces $3.5 Million Whistleblower Award

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) recently announced a $3.5 million whistleblower award, the first of three awards handed out within the span of a week. The whistleblower was an Read More

Illinois Company to Pay Out Nearly $200,000 in Whistleblower Penalties

According to federal safety officials, a company in Illinois must pay $190,547 in damages and back wages to a safety manager as the result of a whistleblower case that stemmed Read More

Employee at Regional Jail Files Retaliation Lawsuit

A former sergeant at the Southern Regional Jail near Charleston, West Virginia has filed a lawsuit against the state’s Regional Jail Authority, alleging employer retaliation. The man, Jason Hefner, says he Read More

SEC Hands Out $5 Million Award to Whistleblower

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced in mid-May that it will award a whistleblower $5 million to $6 million for the person’s assistance in a recent investigation. The Read More

Two People to Share $450,000 Whistleblower Award from SEC

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) will hand out a total of $450,000 split between two individuals who tipped off the agency to an incident of corporate wrongdoing and Read More

IG Confirms Sexual Assault Whistleblower Suffered Retaliation

A new report from the Inspector General of the United States Department of Defense confirms allegations of retaliation against an officer in the West Virginia National Guard after her sexual Read More

Colorado Prison Whistleblower Awarded $280,000

A former employee of the Colorado Department of Corrections was awarded $280,000 in a settlement after filing a whistleblower complaint accusing officials in state prisons of fudging figures about mentally Read More

New Report Indicates Increasing SEC Actions Against Businesses

A new report published by the NYU Pllack Center for Law & Business and Cornerstone Research indicates that the number of actions the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has brought Read More

Best Practices for Whistleblower Hotline Reporting

There are currently more whistleblower protections than ever before in the United States, making it absolutely necessary for public agencies and private companies to have processes in place for whistleblowers Read More

NLESD the Subject of Two Different Fraud Investigations

The CEO of the Newfoundland and Labrador English School District (NLESD) in Canada recently divulged that the district is currently the subject of two separate investigations for fraud. CEO Darrin Pike Read More

Viewing 817 - 832 out of 1116 posts