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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...
The False Claims Act (“FCA”) is a federal law that prohibits the making of false or fraudulent claims for payment to the United States. 31 U.S.C. § 3729. The False Claims Act also protects whistleblowers who investigate or report information in furtherance of potential suits under the Act from being discharged or...
Businesses can legitimately maximize their profits by minimizing their tax liability. When they violate the law by paying less than their fair share, however, other taxpayers have to pick cover the shortfall, and all taxpayers suffer. The Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) has instituted a strong whistleblower reward program...
SEC Whistleblower Program Explained Reporting securities violations performs an important service for shareholders and investors. It might also earn you a significant monetary award. Katz, Marshall & Banks partners Lisa J. Banks and David J. Marshall are nationally-recognized whistleblower attorneys, who have the...
Cybersecurity Whistleblower Protections Explained Cybersecurity professionals play a crucial role in protecting our national security and personal information from theft and misuse.  Unfortunately, they can face retaliation when delivering unwelcome news to their companies or agencies.  View the video below, featuring Katz,...
Employment laws can seem confusing. For those who might have an employment claim but aren’t sure where to start, we’ve compiled this list of resources to help you better understand the process as well as the rights and protections granted to you as an employee. If you’d like further information, please contact us. Additional...
Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in federally funded education programs and activities. Title IX protections extend to both students and employees, and include protections against discrimination, sexual harassment, and assault. If you feel that you are being discriminated...
If you have knowledge of violations of securities laws or of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, you might qualify for a reward under the SEC Whistleblower Program. In July 2010, Congress passed the Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act—popularly known as the Dodd-Frank Act — as part of a massive overhaul of the nation’...
Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination that violates Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 42 U.S.C. § 2000e et seq., and is a serious problem in the American workplace. During 2007 alone, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and related state agencies received 12,510 new charges of sexual...
The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) is a federal law designed to allow workers to take leave from their jobs to attend their own serious health conditions or those of immediate family members (child, spouse, or parent), pregnancy complications, the birth or adoption of a child or the placement of a foster child in one’s...

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