SEC’s largest-ever whistleblower award of $279 million to Ericsson Tipster

The largest-ever award in the Security and Exchange Commission’s cash-for-tips program was related to Ericsson’s bribery case. Did you hear about the recent whistleblower award issued by the Securities and Exchange Commission? It was a whopping $279 million! The award came from a bribery case against Ericsson, a telecommunications company that allegedly made illegal payments to win business in five countries. The case was a big deal and made headlines around the world. According to insiders,...

California Supreme Court Expands Employee Whistleblower Protections

Whistleblower protection laws.
Suppose you are an employee who has made a whistleblower complaint to your employer. In that case, you should know that you are protected under the whistleblower statute (California Labor Code § 1102.5(b)) even if your employer already knew about the subject of your complaint. This means that employers are not allowed to retaliate against employees who make whistleblower complaints, regardless of whether they had prior knowledge of the alleged violation. Therefore, it’s essential to know your ri...