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Category Archives: Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA)

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Sixth Circuit Joins Other Courts in Easing Burden for SOX Whistleblowers

Posted in Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA), Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX), Whistleblower Retaliation
The Sixth Circuit recently became the third circuit court to lessen the burden for putative SOX whistleblowers in proving they engaged in protected activity. In Rhinehimer v. U.S. Bancorp Investments, Inc., the Sixth Circuit abrogated a prior unpublished decision that required an employee’s complaint to “‘definitively and specifically relate to one of the six enumerated… Continue Reading

OSHA Publishes Revisions to Whistleblower Investigations Manual

Posted in Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA)
Last month, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) published a newly revised version of the Whistleblower Investigations Manual for OSHA personnel responsible for investigating complaints under the array of whistleblower protection programs the agency administers pursuant to 22 separate federal statutes. Only one new statute – the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st… Continue Reading