Employers Win Again On Scope Of US Whistleblower Law
By Ben James (October 22, 2013, 9:36 PM EDT) -- A New York federal judge's ruling that the Dodd-Frank Act's whistleblower provision doesn't apply to conduct outside the U.S. marks the latest in a series of decisions limiting the geographic scope of federal anti-retaliation laws, a positive development for employers that have to worry about surging whistleblower claims as well as the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, lawyers say.
Monday's dismissal of a Dodd-Frank whistleblower suit brought against Siemens AG by a former compliance officer over an alleged kickback scheme involving bribes to hospital officials in Asia follows a decision this summer from a Texas federal court that also concluded that...
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