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Entries from January 2009

House Strengthens Whistleblower Protections for Federal Employees

January 29th, 2009 · No Comments

TweetOn January 28, 2009, the House passed the Platts-Van Hollen amendment to its economic stimulus bill, which will enhance whistleblower protections for federal employees who report on waste, fraud and abuse of federal funds.  The Platts-Van Hollen amendment which is substantially similar to H.R. 985, grants federal employees the right to a jury trial in […]

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Tags: Federal Whistleblower Legislation · Whistleblower Protection Act

The Employment Law Group® Law Firm Calls for Stronger Whistleblower Protections

January 28th, 2009 · No Comments

TweetThe Employment Law Group® law firm joins the Government Accountability Project (GAP) and 262 other organizations petitioning Congress to strengthen federal whistleblower protections.  Yesterday, GAP and other public interest groups delivered a letter to President Barack Obama and legislators stressing the need “to restore a credible Whistleblower Protection Act.”  In the letter, the organizations also articulated […]

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Tags: The Employment Law Group, P.C.

KLIV News Reports on Sarbanes-Oxley Whistleblower Lawsuit Against Wells Fargo

January 15th, 2009 · No Comments

TweetKLIV reports about Daniel Fisher’s whistleblower lawsuit against Wells Fargo in an article titled, “Local Financial Consultant Suing Wells Fargo Bank.”  The article describes the retaliation that Mr. Fisher suffered as a result of blowing the whistle on alleged violations of SEC rules, and the Department of Labor’s conclusion after a 22-month investigation that Wells […]

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Tags: Sarbanes-Oxley

Wells Fargo Whistleblower Files Lawsuit to Enforce Department of Labor Order of Reinstatement

January 8th, 2009 · No Comments

TweetDaniel Fisher has filed a lawsuit in the Northern District of California to enforce a U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) order requiring Wells Fargo to reinstate him to his former position at Wells Fargo’s Cupertino branch.   After conducting a thorough investigation of Mr. Fisher’s Sarbanes-Oxley whistleblower retaliation claim, OSHA issued […]

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Spartan Motors Pays $1.7 Million for False Claims Act Violations

January 2nd, 2009 · No Comments

TweetOn December 29, 2008, the Justice Department announced that Spartan Motors and its subsidiary, Spartan Chassis have agreed to pay the United States $1.7 Million to resolve allegations that it paid kickbacks to an employee of Force Protection Inc.  In the complaint, the United States alleged that Spartan paid the Force Protection employee approximately $100,000 […]

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Tags: False Claims Act