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Entries from February 2009

OSHA Finds Retaliation in Railroad Whistleblower Case

February 23rd, 2009 · No Comments

TweetThe U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has ordered Union Pacific Railroad Company to reassign, reimburse, and pay compensatory damages to a former employee who alleged that he was retaliated against for requesting a lookout while performing work on adjacent railroad tracks.  After investigating the whistleblower complaint, OSHA concluded that Union Pacific violated the […]

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Tags: Federal Rail Safety Act

UBS to Pay $780 Million to Settle Tax Fraud Allegations

February 20th, 2009 · No Comments

TweetUBS has agreed to pay $780 million to settle allegations that it helped thousands of U.S. taxpayers defraud the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”).  According to reports by the Department of Justice, UBS concealed billions of American dollars in accounts held overseas despite requirements to report IRS income and other identifying information for its U.S. clients […]

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Tags: Reporting Tax Fraud

Congress Enacts Robust Whistleblower Protections to Prevent Fraud in Stimulus Spending

February 15th, 2009 · No Comments

TweetIntroduction The economic stimulus bill passed by Congress on February 12, 2009 includes robust whistleblower protections to ensure that employees of private contractors and state and local governments can disclose waste, fraud, gross mismanagement or a violation of law related to stimulus funds.  This article summarizes the key provisions of Senator McCaskill’s (D-Mo.) whistleblower protection […]

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Tags: Federal Whistleblower Legislation

Federal Court Allows Whistleblower to Proceed With Lawsuit Against Vartan National Bank

February 12th, 2009 · No Comments

TweetOn January 9, 2009, a district court in Pennsylvania decided that Frank Fato, a former executive of Vartan National Bank (VNB), can proceed with his whistleblower lawsuit against VNB in federal court.  In his complaint, the former executive alleges that VNB violated the whistleblower protection provisions of the Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery and Enforcement Act […]

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Tags: FIRREA

The Harrisburg Patriot-News Commends Whistleblower Protection Amendments in Stimulus Bill

February 2nd, 2009 · No Comments

TweetAn editorial in today’s Harrisburg Patriot-News commends the Platts-Van Hollen amendment to the stimulus bill which strengthens federal whistleblower protections for employees who report government fraud, waste and abuse.  The editorial states: One provision that should stay in stimulus bill is that protecting those who report waste, fraud Monday, February 2, 2009  There is much […]

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Tags: Federal Whistleblower Legislation

Investment Adviser Week Reports on Sarbanes-Oxley Whistleblower Claim

February 2nd, 2009 · No Comments

TweetInvestment Advisor Week writes about Daniel Fisher’s lawsuit against Wells Fargo to compel the company to comply with the reinstatement order issued by DOL’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”).  According to the article, a Wells Fargo Compliance Manger investigated Fisher’s allegations and concluded that a licensed banker at Wells Fargo was engaging in trading […]

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Tags: Sarbanes-Oxley

CCH Reports on Whistleblower Lawsuit to Enforce Reinstatement Order

February 2nd, 2009 · No Comments

TweetCCH reports about The Employment Law Group® client Daniel Fisher’s whistleblower lawsuit against Wells Fargo in an article titled, “Wells Fargo whistleblower sues to enforce DOL reinstatement order.”   In the article, CCH provides a background of Mr. Fisher’s whistleblower claim and the retaliation that he experienced for reporting alleged violations of Section 806 of the […]

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Tags: Sarbanes-Oxley · The Employment Law Group, P.C.