Tag: Whistleblower

CFTC amends regulations to prohibit restrictions on employee communication concerning potential Commodity Exchange Act violations

On May 22, 2017, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (“CFTC”) amended Part 165 of its regulations, which govern whistleblower incentives and protections. In addition to strengthening existing anti-retaliation protections for whistleblowers, the amendments also prohibit employers from restricting employees from reporting potential violations of the Commodity Exchange Act directly to the CFTC. This prohibition extends … Continue Reading

A global guide to Whistleblowing laws

The widespread introduction of legislation protecting the actions of ‘whistleblowers’, and increased public expectations of global corporate accountability, mean that businesses need to adopt a proactive approach to managing allegations or disclosures that point to misconduct within their organisation. Not understanding the law surrounding whistleblowing can be costly for businesses in terms of potential claims … Continue Reading

Whistleblowers, fraud and corruption: What’s on the horizon?

Incentivising whisteblowers could be an easy first step for the Australian Government if it were to heed the call by the recent Senate Economics References Committee for a more pro-active approach to fraud.  Currently, Australia has no incentivised whistleblower programs. The prospect of a reward for whistleblowers would see a sharp rise in the number … Continue Reading
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