Whistleblowing, Bounty Hunting & Retaliation

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The 2010 Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act increased the protection for whistleblowers and raised the penalties employers will pay for retaliating against them.  Recently enacted SEC regulations implementing Dodd-Frank have wrecked havoc on organizations’ internal reporting programs, incenting employees to bypass those systems and instead report concerns directly to the Government.  The SEC also has allotted more than $450 million to its investor protection fund to help fund whistleblower awards, and its whistleblowing office  is on pace to receive thousands of whistleblowing tips in just its first year of operation. 

Recent cases and new laws have put whistleblowing and retaliation on the forefront of corporate compliance efforts and risk management. In house counsel, compliance professionals, and HR leaders all need to be prepared to empower employees to report complaints, and to ensure that issues are properly handled – with a zero tolerance policy on retaliation. Are you and your organization ready?

This webcast will provide in house counsel, compliance professionals, and HR with an overview of:

  • The latest whistleblower protection laws, including heightened FCPA enforcement and how the Dodd-Frank corporate whistleblower program is turning employees into bounty hunters. 

  • Anti-retaliation protections, including recent cases that have changed both the breadth and scope of retaliation claims.

  • Practical strategies and best practices for organizations to mitigate skyrocketing whistleblower and retaliation risk, and encourage internal employee issue reporting.

Attend this live event and get your compliance training questions answered by the best and brightest minds in the field of employment law.

Presented by ELT & Littler:

Archive From March 29, 2012  |  60 Minutes  Complimentary

Reid Bowman
General Counsel
ELT

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Edward T. Ellis
Shareholder
Littler Mendelson