For Whom the Whistle Blows: Preventing Retaliation Is Serious BusinessVarious federal statutes contain whistleblower provisions that protect employees who raise or report concerns that range from workplace safety, securities laws violation, or false claims submitted to the federal government. Different activities are protected depending on the statute at issue. Generally, retaliation protection kicks in if the employee reports conduct that he or she reasonably

Does It Depend on Who Hears the Whistle? Supreme Court Narrows Whistleblower Protection for Reporting SEC Violations If you report a suspected SEC violation to your company, but not to the SEC, are you a protected whistleblower? Not according to the Supreme Court’s decision resolving a circuit split on who is entitled to Dodd-Frank’s whistleblower protections. On Wednesday, in Digital Realty Trust, Inc. v. Somers, the Supreme Court ruled 9-0 in favor

In Case You Missed It: False Claims Act Suits Relied Heavily on Whistleblowers in 2017 Companies that work with the federal government (think Medicare and Medicaid reimbursements, government contracts, grant funding) need to stay up to date on the False Claims Act (FCA). The FCA is one of the primary tools used by employee whistleblowers to bring actions against their employers. In 2017, whistleblowers filed 674 new FCA actions and