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Entries from March 2009

BNA Reports on DOL Decision to Maintain Sarbanes-Oxley Liability Against Bankrupt Firm

March 23rd, 2009 · No Comments

TweetIn an article titled, “ARB Upholds Bankrupt Firm’s SOX Liability But Recalculates Retaliatory Discharge Award,” BNA reports on the Labor Department’s holding in Kalkunte v. DVI Financial Services, Inc., ARB NO. 05-139 (February 27, 2009), where the Administrative Review Board (“ARB”) in a 2-1 decision, found substantial evidence to support a finding that Ms. Kalkunte’s […]

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Tags: Sarbanes-Oxley

Law 360 Reports on Whistleblower Win in Sarbanes-Oxley Case

March 11th, 2009 · No Comments

TweetLaw360 writes about the recent Sarbanes-Oxley (“SOX”) decision issued by the Department of Labor’s Administrative Review Board (“ARB”) in Kalkunte v. DVI Financial Services, Inc.  According to the article, this decision is significant because it is the first SOX case to survive an appeal to the ARB.  In Kalkunte, the ARB affirmed an administrative law […]

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

The National Law Journal Reports on The Employment Law Group® Law Firm’s Success in Seminal Sarbanes-Oxley Case

March 11th, 2009 · No Comments

TweetThe National Law Journal writes about The Employment Law Group® law firm’s recent win before the U.S. Department of Labor’s Administrative Review Board (“ARB”) in an article titled, “Labor Department Expands Whistleblower Protections to a Company’s Contractors.”  The article discusses this seminal case, Kalkunte v. DVI Financial Services, Inc., in which the ARB held that Section […]

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

The Employment Law Group® Law Firm Speaks at DC Bar on New Whistleblower Protections for Government Contractors and Employees of State and Local Governments

March 11th, 2009 · No Comments

TweetJason Zuckerman, a Principal at The Employment Law Group® law firm will speak at a D.C. Bar Luncheon Program about the recently enacted whistleblower provision in the economic stimulus bill and additional whistleblower protections for employees of government contractors, including the False Claims Act.  The program will take place on Monday, April 6, 2009 from […]

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Tags: The Employment Law Group, P.C.

The Employment Law Group® Law Firm is a Contributing Author of ABA Update on Sarbanes-Oxley Whistleblower Retaliation Claims

March 10th, 2009 · No Comments

TweetThe Employment Law Group® law firm is a contributing author of the 2009 annual update on the whistleblower retaliation provision of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, a copy of which is available here. This annual update is a project of the ABA Section of Labor and Employment Law Committee on Federal Labor Standards Legislation Subcommittee on the […]

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The Employment Law Group® Law Firm Speaks At National Whistleblower Assembly

March 6th, 2009 · No Comments

TweetJason Zuckerman, a Principal at The Employment Law Group® Law Firm will speak at a National Whistleblower Assembly event, titled “Ending the Dark Ages, Turning on the Lights Together.”   Mr. Zuckerman will provide practical tips on how to successfully represent whistleblowers before the Department of Labor.  Other featured speakers include Senator McCaskill (D-Mo), author of […]

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Tags: The Employment Law Group, P.C.

GAO Report Reveals Lack of Oversight in DOL Whistleblower Protection Program

March 4th, 2009 · No Comments

TweetA report released by the Government Accountability Office (“GAO”) reveals that the Department of Labor’s (“DOL”) Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) lacks adequate resources for processing whistleblower complaints.  As a result, many whistleblower complaints are not investigated, while others fail to be recorded in OSHA’s database.  According to GAO auditors, nearly half of the whistleblower […]

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Tags: OSHA Whistleblower Protection Program

Department of Labor Issues Landmark Decision in Favor of Sarbanes-Oxley Whistleblowers

March 4th, 2009 · No Comments

TweetOn February 27, 2009, the United States Department of Labor’s Administrative Review Board (“ARB”) affirmed the Administrative Law Judge’s (“ALJ”) opinion in Kalkunte v. DVI Financial Services, Inc., where the ALJ held that a privately-held company acting as a contractor, subcontractor, or agent of a publicly traded company can be held liable for violation of […]

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Tags: Sarbanes-Oxley

New Bill Extends Whistleblower Protections to Congressional Whistleblowers

March 2nd, 2009 · No Comments

TweetSenator Charles Grassley (R-Iowa) introduced S.458, the False Claims Act Clarification Act of 2009, which would extend whistleblower protections to employees in the legislative branch who disclose information about reasonably perceived violations of any law, rule, or regulation.  The bill also amends the False Claims Act (“FCA”) by: clarifying the definition of “claim” to include any […]

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Tags: Federal Whistleblower Legislation

OSHA Orders Southern Air to Pay $400,000 to Airline Whistleblower

March 2nd, 2009 · No Comments

TweetThe U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has ordered Southern Air, Inc. to pay more than $400,000 in lost wages, back pay, damages, and attorney fees to a flight crew member who alleged that he was terminated after raising concerns to management about inadequate rest breaks and work hours in excess […]

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Tags: AIR21

The Employment Law Group® Law Firm Will Speak At Annual Whistleblower Symposium

March 2nd, 2009 · No Comments

TweetJason Zuckerman, a Principal at The Employment Law Group® law firm will speak at the Annual Whistleblower Symposium in Atlanta, GA.  The conference, which is scheduled to take place on March 4, 2009, will provide practical tips to employers and employees for successfully litigating whistleblower retaliation claims under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act.  To register for this […]

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

The Employment Law Group® Law Firm Is a Moderator for Webcast on New Whistleblower Protections

March 2nd, 2009 · No Comments

TweetJason Zuckerman, a Principal at The Employment Law Group® law firm will speak at March 17, 2009 webcast CLE titled, “New Whistleblower Protection:  The McCaskill Amendment to the Economic Stimulus Bill.”  The webcast will provide an overview of the recently-passed whistleblower protection provision in the Economic Stimulus Bill and its effect on whistleblower law and […]

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Tags: The Employment Law Group, P.C.