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SEC Whistleblower Awards List –June 2017

The SEC Office of the Whistleblower posts Notices of Covered Action where a final judgment or order, by itself or together with other prior judgments or orders in the same action issued after July 21, 2010, results in monetary sanctions exceeding $1 million. Subject to the Final Rules, individuals who voluntarily provided the Commission with original information after July 21, 2010 that led to the successful enforcement of a covered action listed below are eligible to apply for a whistleblower award. Once a Notice of Covered Action is posted by the SEC, individuals have 90 calendar days to apply for an award.

Comprehensive Online Whistleblower Resource Launched

Stephen M. Kohn, leading whistleblower attorney and partner at Kohn, Kohn & Colapinto, recently released The New Whistleblower's Handbook: A Step-by-Step Guide to Doing What's Right and Protecting Yourself (Lyons Press 2017). This updated resource brings the most comprehensive and authoritative guide to exposing workplace wrongdoing up-to-date with new information on wildlife whistleblowing, auto safe

VA Accountability Act Signed into Law

Today President Trump signed the Department of Veterans Affairs Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act into law. This law makes permanent the Veterans Affairs (VA) Whistleblower Office he created in April.

Whistleblowers Receive $9.67 Million for Blowing the Whistle on Fraud in Government Health Care Programs

On June 16, 2017, the Department of Justice announced that Genesis Healthcare, Inc. (Genesis) has agreed to pay the federal government $53639,288.04, including interest, to settle six lawsuits, brought by seven whistleblowers, that allege companies and facilities acquired by Genesis violated the False Claims Act (FCA).

SEC Whistleblower Awards List –April & May 2017

The SEC Office of the Whistleblower posts Notices of Covered Action where a final judgment or order, by itself or together with other prior judgments or orders in the same action issued after July 21, 2010, results in monetary sanctions exceeding $1 million. Subject to the Final Rules, individuals who voluntarily provided the Commission with original information after July 21, 2010 that led to the successful enforcement of a covered action listed below are eligible to apply for a whistleblower award. Once a Notice of Covered Action is posted by the SEC, individuals have 90 calendar days to apply for an award. Click the title to read more.

Decisions of the DOL Administrative Review Board May 2017

The Administrative Review Board issues final agency decisions for the Secretary of Labor in cases arising under a wide range of worker protection laws, primarily involving environmental, transportation, and securities whistleblower protection. The below list includes decisions of the Administrative Review Board from May 2017.

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