Supreme Court Will Decide Whether Sarbanes-Oxley Whistleblower Protections Extend to Employees of Private Companies

Excerpt: More than a decade after passage of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX), the Supreme Court will hear its first case interpreting provisions of the statute. In Lawson v. FMR LLC , the Court will address whether SOX's whistleblower protections apply to employees of private contractors or subcontractors...

Split U.S. Supreme Court: Contractors, Subcontractors Protected Under Sarbanes-Oxley

WASHINGTON, D. C. — (Mealey’s) The whistle-blower protection provision of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX) protects “employees of private contractors and subcontractors, just as it shelters employees of the public company served by the contractors and subcontractors,” a split U.S...

The Joy of SOX: What Employee Activity Is "Protected"?

Now that the Supreme Court has decided that the retaliation provisions of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act apply, not only to employees of publicly-held companies, but also to employees of contractors who do work for publicly-held companies , I thought it might be helpful to review exactly what type of activity...

Whistleblowers and Procedural Fairness: Why Employers Should Care

The United States Supreme Court’s March 4, 2014 decision in Lawson v. FMR LLC [ an enhanced version of this opinion is available to lexis.com subscribers ] not only expanded the whistle-blower coverage under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2012 (“SOX”), it also stoked fears that a new wave...