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Category Archives: Whistleblower

March 4, 2014

U.S. Supreme Court Holds That Sarbanes-Oxley Whistleblower Provision Protects Employees of Contractors and Subcontractors

The United States’ Supreme Court recently held that the whistleblower provision of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 at 18 U.S.C. 1514A(a) protects employees of a public company’s private contractors and subcontractors.  Lawson et al v. FMR LLC et al, ___ U.S. ____ (2014). Sarbanes-Oxley was passed to safeguard investors in public companies and to restore  Read More arrow

December 23, 2013

Stealing Employer’s Records is Not a Good Way to Start a Law Suit- Public Employee’s Misappropriation of Employer’s Documents Sufficient to Sustain Criminal Indictment

An employee of the North Bergen Board of Education brought suit against the Board alleging, among other things, a violation of the Conscientious Employee Protection Act and the Law Against Discrimination.  During the course of the civil action, it was revealed that the plaintiff unlawfully possessed “hundreds” of documents owned by the Board.  The Board notified  Read More arrow