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Concerns Still Exist About Whistleblower Protections at the VA

Just months after multiple whistleblowers testified to say they still face harassment and retaliation in their work at the VA, some leaders in congress say not enough has changed with regard to the protection of those whistleblowers. Representatives from the VA say the concerns from congressional leaders are unfounded, and that it has received positive Read More

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New Whistleblower Protection Bill Introduced in Congress

U.S. Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) recently introduced a bill that would provide greater protections to whistleblowers against suspension, denial or revocation of security clearances as a form of retaliation for blowing the whistle on fraud, abuse and waste. It has been an all-too-common practice in Washington to use denial of security clearances as a punishment Read More

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City of Cleveland to Pay $425,000 to Settle Whistleblower Claim

The City of Cleveland will pay a $425,000 settlement in response to a whistleblower claim filed by an employee at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport. According to Abdul Malik-Ali, the whistleblower in the case, leadership at the airport retaliated against him when he brought safety concerns about the airport to the federal government. In addition to Read More

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Newly Amended Regulations Expand Available Whistleblower Protections

Once enacted, the new Treasury Laws Amendment will extend protections afforded to whistleblowers in the financial, credit and corporate sectors. This legislation will apply to any reports made by whistleblowers on or after July 1, 2018. Under the current rules, a person only qualifies for whistleblower protection if he or she meets criteria such as: Read More

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Tips Whistleblowers Should Know for Their Own Protection

Blowing the whistle on corporate wrongdoing is a heroic act that takes a lot of guts. While today there are more protections against retaliation and termination afforded to whistleblowers than ever, it is still important for whistleblowers to know what they can do to protect themselves if they do decide to come forward with their Read More

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Appeals Court Clarification Strengthens Whistleblower Protections for Federal Employees

The recent U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit decision in Miller v. Department of Justice offered some clarification as to the standard for how to determine if an agency met its responsibility under the Whistleblower Protection Act to demonstrate it would have taken the same action with its personnel in the absence of Read More

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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 U.S. Supreme Court. Recently, a Second Circuit Court of Appeals decision created a split in the judges, which means intervention from the Supreme Court could Read More

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Congress Considers More Whistleblower Protections for Oil Industry

Several lawmakers in Congress are proposing a bill to expand whistleblower protections for those in the oil industry working on the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS). These workers are playing key roles in oil and gas exploration, production, drilling and spill cleanup. The bill, called the Offshore Oil and Gas Worker Whistleblower Protection Act of 2015, Read More

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Second Circuit: No Dodd-Frank Protections for Whistleblowers Overseas

The U.S. Second Circuit Court of Appeals made an important ruling in August, deciding that the whistleblower protections in the 2010 Dodd-Frank Act do not cover individuals who work for companies located outside the United States. In the ruling, the court sided with Siemens AG, a well-known German engineering and technology firm, in a case Read More

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For Wall Street Fraudsters, Business As Usual

John F. Kennedy once quoted Dante: “The hottest places in hell are reserved for those who, in times of great moral crisis, maintain their neutrality.” Unfortunately, on Wall Street, maintaining neutrality — or feigned ignorance — is often rewarded, whereas speaking out is punished. The 2010 Dodd-Frank Act rights this wrong by incentivizing whistleblowers with Read More

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