SARBANES-OXLEY’S WHISTLEBLOWER PROTECTION EXPLAINED

Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 (“SOX”) is a federal law. Congress passed it on July 30, 2002, in response to a number of major corporate and accounting scandals. SOX, among other things, created whistleblower protection for any employee who reports that a...

TAKING MANAGEMENT PERSONALLY

Managers generally may do their jobs without fear of personal liability for employees’ claims under California law. But a recent Ninth Circuit decision is a reminder to managers that they may not be entirely immune to claims for unpaid wages. Personal Liability...

SOMEONE TO WATCH OVER EMPLOYEES

Employers have salutary reasons to monitor employees’ work areas and employee conduct. For example, employers must attempt to prevent misconduct such as harassment before it occurs. Employers also are legally responsible to provide a safe work place. Laws and...
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