High Court May Use SOX Case To Put DOL In Its Place

By Ben James (May 20, 2013, 9:31 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Supreme Court agreed Monday to hear its first-ever Sarbanes-Oxley Act whistleblower case, in which it might not only decide whether SOX's anti-retaliation provision covers employees at private contractors of public companies, but also clarify how much deference courts should afford agencies like the U.S. Department of Labor when it comes to interpreting the law, attorneys say.

The high court granted a bid for certiorari from two former Fidelity Investments employees who are challenging a February 2012 First Circuit decision that shot down their retaliation claims and found workers for private businesses that are contractors of publicly traded companies aren't...

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