supct2014Since their 2002 enactment, the whistleblower protections in Section 806 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act have been presumed to apply only to employees of publicly traded companies. After all, the provisions are entitled “Protection for Employees of Publicly Traded Companies Who Provide Evidence of Fraud.” However, in its March 4, 2014 holding in Lawson v. FMR,

On May 25, 2011, the SEC adopted the final rules implementing the whistleblower provisions of the Dodd-Frank Act. The SEC declined to propose a rule that would have required whistleblowers to report first through internal corporate compliance programs. However, the SEC adopted changes that are intended to “incentivize whistleblowers to utilize their companies’ internal

Sarbanes-Oxley Act Whistleblower Updates: In a May 31, 2006 ruling, an Administrative Review Board (ARB) of the U.S. Department of Labor has answered two important questions arising Section 806 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, the so-called Whistleblower provisions. (Prior D & O Diary posts regarding the Sarbanes-Oxley Whistleblower provisions can be found here and here