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Blowing the whistle on dangerous and deceitful practices is more important now than ever. Whistleblowers play a crucial role in keeping the public healthy and safe. Protesting fraud and abuse – whether as an employee of the government, a health care facility, or a pharmaceutical company – is a courageous act that should not...
In response to the Coronavirus pandemic, Congress passed and the President signed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act in March 2020, which included the creation of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), a $349 billion economic stimulus initiative to provide small businesses and non-profit...
What is Wrongful Termination? “Wrongful discharge” is often used as legal shorthand to describe something known as “wrongful termination in violation of public policy” – a sort of catch-all, judge-made rule that prohibits employers in many states from firing an employee who opposes or refuses to participate in certain...
Contact UsFor an in-depth explanation of the nuts and bolts of the SEC Whistleblower Program, from preparing a winning “tip” to cooperating in an SEC investigation to claiming a whistleblower award, read KMB's SEC Whistleblower Practice Guide.
For an in-depth explanation of the nuts and bolts of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission Whistleblower Program, from preparing a winning “tip” to cooperating in a CFTC investigation to claiming a whistleblower award, read KMB's CFTC Whistleblower Practice Guide.
Speaking out about illegal activity on the part of an employer or customer is a bold act, but it can sometimes lead to retaliation, or even termination of your employment. Katz, Marshall & Banks has the expertise and experience to help you navigate federal and state whistleblower-protection laws that prohibit such...
What Is The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act? In addition to rewarding whistleblowers who report securities violations within the United States, the Dodd-Frank Act also requires the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) to reward whistleblowers who voluntarily provide original information regarding bribes paid to foreign...
When passing the Whistleblower Protection Act of 1989 (“WPA”), Congress stated that the intent of the legislation “was to strengthen and improve protection for the rights of Federal employees, to prevent reprisals, and to help eliminate wrongdoing within the Government.”  The Act protects most federal executive branch...
Millions of individuals and businesses are affected by cybercrime each year, and the number of incidents is on the rise. For companies and government agencies to effectively protect the confidential personal and business information they possess, their employees must alert them to lax cybersecurity standards and cyber...
Who Qualifies For SEC Whistleblower Rewards? In order to qualify for an SEC whistleblower award, you must voluntarily provide the SEC with original information that assists the SEC in bringing an enforcement action that results in sanctions of more than $1 million. Here are some of the more important requirements contained in...

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