The Netherlands, a country well respected in many regards for its commitment to organized labor and workers’ rights, fails even to marginally protect a different class of vulnerable employee: the whistleblower.… Continue Reading
I have commented on several occasions about whistleblowing, so my thoughts on the subject are already well documented. I am a strong advocate of whistleblowing as a means of policing rogue companies or the individuals they employ.… Continue Reading
On June 28, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission proposed amendments to its whistleblower award program and requested comments from the public.
Many of the proposed amendments to the SEC’s whistleblower rules serve to clarify and address issues identified over the past seven years of administration of the program.… Continue Reading
The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission announced an award of $30 million to a whistleblower Thursday, the biggest award ever under the CFTC’s whistleblower program.
The agency said the whistleblower “voluntarily provided key original information that led to a successful enforcement action.”… Continue Reading
A Bank of England report that mischaracterizes the reward program for FCPA tips and has other serious flaws should be removed right away, according to an American NGO that helps whistleblowers.… Continue Reading
A registered nurse and lawyer who served in compliance roles for healthcare providers was awarded $3.3 million in a False Claims Act settlement. She has now collected more than $6 million in three separate qui tam actions against former employers.… Continue Reading
The SEC Thursday awarded more than $2.1 million to a former company insider “whose information led to multiple successful enforcement actions.”
The whistleblower’s information “strongly supported the findings in the underlying actions,” the SEC said.… Continue Reading
Have FCPA whistleblower tips reached a critical mass, so that more enforcement actions will follow?
The SEC reported that in FY2017 it logged 210 FCPA tips from whistleblowers.
In FY2016, the SEC received 238 FCPA tips, 186 in 2015, and 159 in 2014.… Continue Reading
Two former employees of Louisiana-based IberiaBank were awarded more than $2.3 million when the bank settled allegations that its mortgage unit made false claims for federal loan guarantees.
Kelley R. Shackleford and Karen Mills worked for IberiaBank in Little Rock, Arkansas. … Continue Reading
The Securities and Exchange Commission Tuesday awarded more than $4.1 million to a former company insider who alerted the agency to “a widespread, multi-year securities law violation.”
The whistleblower, a foreign national working outside the United States, also helped during the SEC’s investigation, the agency said.… Continue Reading