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DOL expands whistleblower protections under SOX

WASHINGTON – The Administrative Review Board (ARB) of the U.S. Department of Labor has issued a ruling significantly broadening the scope of what constitutes protected activity under the whistleblower protection provisions of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 (SOX).

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Sarbanes-Oxley arbitration ban applies retroactively

A new federal law banning the arbitration of certain whistleblower claims applies to a retaliation lawsuit filed before the statute’s enactment, a U.S. District Court in Massachusetts has ruled in denying a motion to compel arbitration.

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Big win for Toyota whistleblower

An arbitrator has ruled that a former top Toyota attorney turned whistleblower can submit internal Toyota documents in court in order to prove his claim that the company asked him to hide evidence of product defects from the public.

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