A federal jury in San Francisco took just three hours Monday to decide that Bio-Rad Laboratories Inc. retaliated against former general counsel Sanford “Sandy” Wadler for reporting FCPA violations.
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HomeStreet Inc. settled SEC allegations Thursday that it conducted improper hedge accounting and later took illegal steps to impede employees from talking to the SEC about it.
New York-based asset manager BlackRock Inc. agreed Tuesday to pay a $340,000 penalty to settle SEC charges that it forced more than a thousand exiting employees to waive their ability to obtain whistleblower awards.
The Securities and Exchange Commission fined a Virginia-based technology company $180,000 Monday for using severance agreements that impeded former employees from communicating information to the SEC.
After a lengthy legislative process between the National Assembly and the Senate, Sapin II, the French anti-corruption law focused on transparency and modernization of economic activity, was passed, in its final form, by the National Assembly on November 8, with a majority vote of 308 to 171.
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has warned investment advisers and broker-dealers to comply with the Dodd-Frank whistleblower-protection rule.
Spain is in the grip of a massive corruption scandal. A trial began this month in which some of the highest-ranking former lawmakers and officials of the ruling Popular Party (PP) are facing .
After this week's $22 milion award to a whistleblower, SEC leaders called the whistleblower program a game changer that has transformed the SEC's ability to protect investors.
The Securities and Exchange Commission Wednesday said an Atlanta-based building products distributor violated securities laws by using severance agreements that required departing employees to waive their rights to recover money from any whistleblower claims they filed with the SEC or other federal agencies.
Whistleblowers can be a privileged source of information for journalists. Public disclosure of wrongdoing may also be one of the most powerful measures of accountability.
Effective speak-up or whistleblowing hotlines are an element of good governance and can act as an early warning system. But while most large companies have a formal mechanism where employees can voice concerns, our 2015 Ethics at Work survey shows that employees don't have confidence in the system.