The Value Of A Hotline In The Post-Dodd-Frank World
September 20, 2010, 11:11 AM EDT
Law360, New York (September 20, 2010, 11:11 AM EDT) -- The bounty provisions of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act make it essential for companies to reassess the mechanisms that they make available for employees to report concerns about potential corporate wrongdoing. Dodd-Frank creates enormous financial incentives for employees to report such concerns to law enforcement authorities, and in this environment, disincentives to internal reporting of concerns about improper conduct may prove costly and problematic.
Under Dodd-Frank's whistleblower provisions, employees may obtain significant rewards for providing information to law enforcement authorities about violations...