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Extended Whistleblower Protections Create More Liability for Companies

, New York Law Journal

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J. Gregory Lahr and Ryan C. Chapoteau, partners at Sedgwick, discuss the implications of the U.S. Supreme Court recently expanding the whistleblower anti-retaliation protections of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 to include employees of privately held contractors who perform work for public companies.

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    Good to see private companies come under Sarbanes Oxley Act as well. This will help with better governance and increase the accountability. I work with McGladrey and there’s an article on our website about SOX Act that highlights the need for a newly re-focused evaluation of internal controls that readers of this article may find it useful @ “SOX Reset 2014” http://bit.ly/1g4aX8C

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