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If You See Something, Say Something — Courts & Regulators Expanding 'Protected Activity' For Whistleblowers Under SOX

Whistleblower programs established by the SEC, CFTC and U.S. Department of Labor have been a substantial catalyst in recent years for enforcement actions against employers (resulting in hundreds of millions of dollars in penalties and whistleblower awards). In this Expert Insight, S. Jeanine Conley (Shareholder, Littler) details both case law and regulatory pronouncements that protects whistleblowers who had a "reasonable belief" that an organization's conduct constitutes a violation of relevant law.

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