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Entries from November 2007

The Employment Law Group® Law Firm Named as a Top Firm for Whistleblower Law

November 21st, 2007 · No Comments

TweetThe Washingtonian magazine’s list of top lawyers in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area lists Jason Zuckerman,a Principal at The Employment Law Group®  law firm on its list of top whistleblower lawyers.  The Employment Law Group® law firm has established key precedent under the whistleblower provision of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act and has substantial experience representing corporate […]

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The Employment Law Group® Law Firm Establishes New Precedent Under SOX

November 20th, 2007 · No Comments

TweetDepartment of Labor Administrative Law Judge William Dorsey has denied summary judgment in a SOX case brought by a former in-house attorney who was terminated for blowing the whistle on violations of SEC rules. Judge Dorsey’s order resolves several significant substantive and procedural issues under SOX, including:  The Duty Speech Doctrine Does Not Apply to […]

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The Employment Law Group® Law Firm Files Amicus Brief in High Profile SOX Case

November 12th, 2007 · No Comments

TweetOn behalf of the Government Accountability Project, the National Whistleblower Center and Taxpayers Against Fraud, the leading whistleblower advocacy organizations, The Employment Law Group® law firm filed an amicus brief in Welch v. Chao urging the Fourth Circuit to reverse the Department of Labor Administrative Review Board’s decision establishing a standard for protected conduct that is […]

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Congresswoman Woolsey Introduces Landmark Whistleblower Protection Legislation

November 12th, 2007 · No Comments

TweetRep. Lynn Woolsey (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Education and Labor Subcommittee on Workforce Protections, has introduced robust and comprehensive whistleblower protection legislation for private sector employees. H.R. 4047 would close loopholes in existing federal whistleblower protection statutes and protect employees who disclose threats to public health and safety, financial fraud, insurance fraud, or violations […]

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Legislation Protecting Consumer Safety Whistleblowing Advances in the Senate

November 12th, 2007 · No Comments

TweetOn October 30, 2007, the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation unanimously approved the CPSC Reform Act S. 2045 which includes protection for employees who disclose to the Federal government or a state Attorney General information relating to any violation of a consumer product safety standard, regulation, or order of the Consumer Product Safety […]

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Whistleblower Disclosures Result in Recoveries of $1.45 Billion in FY 2007

November 12th, 2007 · No Comments

TweetAccording to data released by the Department of Justice this week, disclosures by qui tam relators have led to recoveries of $1.45 billion in fiscal year 2007. Approximately 75% of all recoveries in False Claims Act suits resulted from disclosures by qui tam relators. This highlights the importance of the qui tam provision of the […]

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