OSHA Changes To SOX Whistleblower Regs Go Too Far: Attys

By Ben James (November 10, 2011, 12:18 PM EST) -- The U.S. Department of Labor's interim final rule revising the regulations governing Sarbanes-Oxley Act whistleblower complaints goes beyond merely implementing the changes to SOX called for in last year's Dodd-Frank legislation, and amounts to a bid to further an employee-friendly agenda through regulation, management-side attorneys say.

The DOL's Occupational Health and Safety Administration, which published the rule in the Federal Register on Nov. 3, invited the public to comment on the rule through Jan. 3. Unlike a proposed rule, the interim final rule took effect immediately upon publication, although OSHA will issue a final rule, which may be revised, after the...

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