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Whistleblower Law

Author : Stephen Martin Kohn
ISBN : 0275981274
Genre : Law
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The first book to provide an overview of the impact, implications, and procedures of the new corporate whisteblower laws emerging from the landmark Sarbanes-Oxley Act.

Research Handbook On Corporate Legal Responsiblity

Author : Stephen Tully
ISBN : 9781845428280
Genre : Law
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What I liked in particular about the Handbook was that each chapter identified the issues within a theoretical context and then gave the historical perspective with an accurate account of the current legal position and set down clear markers on the issues likely to influence future developments in corporate responsibility. Phillip Taylor, The Barrister This book has drawn together a distinguished and international group of writers to provide a wide-ranging discussion of the responsibility of corporations to society in general, including discussion of the role of companies in promoting human rights, accomplishing sustainable development and restoring and keeping public trust . The contributors put calls for Corporate Social Responsibility into its legal framework and provide a wide range of possible solutions to perceived weaknesses in the law. The authors are to be congratulated for adhering to the editorial mandate to provide information in a succinct style which is comprehensible to the lay person as much as the well-informed . This work is an indispensable tool for anyone engaged in the globalisation debate. It gives valuable, international, multi-faceted insights on the current situation, on work-in-progress to create change and of the theoretical perspectives which inform both. Janet Dine, Queen Mary College, University of London, UK Finally a book that explores the legal considerations related to corporate responsibility, and does so from a global perspective with strong underpinnings of ethics. This book should prove a useful guide for those academics and managers interested in the historical and emerging legal framework that guides corporate decision making around responsibility. Sandra Waddock, Boston College, US This volume provides an invaluable collection of essays that consider diverse perspectives on the social responsibility of corporations. As such it provides a very satisfying and balanced combination of contributions that should be useful to any serious student either in practice or academe of the role of corporations in society. David Crowther, London Metropolitan University, UK The ever-important topic of corporate legal responsibility is deconstructed into many multifaceted components in this fascinating Handbook, which systematically examines each in turn and describes the contemporary legal position. The Research Handbook on Corporate Legal Responsibility considers general theory and basic concepts such as corporate legal personality, the doctrine of attribution, corporate governance and directors duties, and reviews the range of individuals to which corporations may be held responsible, particularly employees, suppliers, shareholders, stakeholders and women. The substantive grounds for corporate responsibility under civil and criminal law within the North American and Commonwealth jurisdictions are evaluated, and mechanisms of accountability such as novel regulatory processes (interactive regulation, codes of conduct and social reporting), risk management and the significant role of non-governmental organisations are identified. The thought-provoking chapters contained within this Handbook go on to present perspectives on topical international questions (corruption, labour standards, human rights, environmental protection and sustainable development) including an analysis of recent initiatives from several international organisations. Bringing together the work of around thirty leading academics, practitioners, campaigners and policymakers from North America, Europe and Australia, each chapter locates these issues within a theoretical context, giving an overview of its historical evolution, providing an accurate account of the current legal position and identifying policy issues likely to influence future developments.

Retaliation And Whistleblowers

Author : Paul M. Secunda
ISBN : 9789041127723
Genre : Law
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Each year, the New York University Annual Conference on Labor calls on outstanding scholars and practitioners in the field to come together to survey and analyze new developments and trends in U.S. labor law and practice. This volume reproduces the texts (updated and reworked by the authors) presented at the 2007 Conference, the 60th in this venerable and highly influential series, at which the theme was and“Retaliation and Whistleblowersand” . There could not be a more timely exploration of this complex workplace issue. The United States Supreme Court, in several pending cases and in the recent landmark cases of Burlington Northern v. White and Garcetti v. Ceballos, has turned its full attention to workplace retaliation claims. States and municipalities also continue to struggle in laying out the scope of permissible claims under state constitutional and statutory whistleblower provisions and under the common law of wrongful discharge. Among the new and significant issues considered in this volume are the following: new limits on the scope of the cause of action in the wake of Burlington Northern; implied protection of employee activity under ADEA and the FLSA; the scope of and“protected activityand” under and§ 806 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act; issues of privilege when investigation counsel are used to inform corporate decision-making; state whistleblower laws and the expansion or preemption of common law protections under the common law tort of wrongful discharge; NLRA protection of collective protests by non-union workers; and potential expansion of the formal definition of and“jobsand” under Garcetti v. Ceballos to foreclose the first amendment avenue. Besides papers by panelists at the Conference, ten other leading practitioners and academics also provide commentary in this volume. As always, this important annual publication offers definitive current scholarship in its theme area of labor and employment law. As such, it will be of inestimable value to practitioners, government officials, academics and others interested in developments in U.S. employment and labor relations law and practice.

Sage Brief Guide To Business Ethics

Author : SAGE Publications
ISBN : 9781412997218
Genre : Business & Economics
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This guide to business ethics provides key terms and concepts related to business ethics in a short, easy-to-use format. It provides objective coverage of theories, corporate social responsibility, human resources issues, consumer protection, and ethical issues in marketing and advertising. It is an ideal supplement for business ethics courses or as a reference for students and practitioners who would like to learn more about the basics of business ethics.

Manager S Guide To Compliance

Author : Anthony Tarantino
ISBN : 9781118429464
Genre : Business & Economics
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Compliance requirements are here to stay. Prepare your company for the growing challenge. A Wall Street Journal/Harris poll revealed that two thirds ofinvestors express doubts in the ability of corporate boards ofdirectors to provide effective oversight. In the shadow of recentglobal scandals involving businesses such as Parmalat and WorldCom,Manager's Guide to Compliance: Best Practices and Case Studies isessential reading for you, whether your organization is a majorcorporation or a small business. This timely handbook places U.S. and global regulatoryinformation, as well as critical compliance guidance, in aneasy-to-access format and helps you make sense of all the complexissues connected with fraud and compliance. "Wide perspectives and best practices combined deliver a punchthat will knock your 'SOX' off! The author has blended together acritical mix necessary for effectively handling the requirements ofSOX." —Rob Nance, Publisher, AccountingWEB, Inc. "Robust compliance and corporate governance is an absolutenecessity in today's business environment. This new book by AnthonyTarantino is an authoritative guide to understanding andimplementing compliance and regulatory requirements in the UnitedStates and around the world. From SOX to COSO to ERM, this bookcovers them all." —Martin T. Biegelman, Certified Fraud Examiner, Fellow andRegent Emeritus of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners,and coauthor of Executive Roadmap to Fraud Prevention andInternal Control: Creating a Culture of Compliance "If compliance wasn't difficult enough, now companies are facedwith a barrage of technology vendors claiming to automatecompliance as if it were a project. In his new book, Dr. Tarantinopaints the reality of the situation: companies need to embrace thebroader tenets of governance and use technology to embed governancepolicies and controls into their daily business processes. Onlythen can they gain business value from their complianceinvestments." —Chris Capdevila, CEO and cofounder, LogicalApps

Brigham Young University Law Review

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ISBN : UCAL:B5075688
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H R 1507 The Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act Of 2009

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ISBN : UOM:39015089031192
Genre : Whistle blowing
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Enron And Other Corporate Fiascos

Author : Nancy B. Rapoport
ISBN : STANFORD:36105134427991
Genre : Law
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This law school text explores the Enron debacle from a variety of different aspects. Essays analyze the business-government interactions and decisions that laid the foundations for Enron's growth and subsequent demise. Other essays describe and detail the complex web of partnerships and accounting tricks used by Enron to hide bad news and project good news. While other essays focus on the ethical and legal dimensions of the Enron crisis, and their lessons for business and law students, as well as for society.

Concepts And Procedures In Whistleblower Law

Author : Stephen Martin Kohn
ISBN : 156720354X
Genre : Business & Economics
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Attorney, scholar, teacher Stephen Kohn presents a comprehensive, unified examination of the 35 federal laws that protect whistleblowers and their rights, plus the common law protections available in each of the 50 states. He provides a step-by-step overview of how to conceptualize and litigate whistleblower cases; detailed analyses of protections for employees who disclose environmental, nuclear, and health and safety violations; a clear, concise presentation of the most important protections contained in the First Amendment, the Civil Rights Act of 1971, and the False Claims Act's qui tam provisions. Kohn also gives detailed discussions of protected activity, discriminatory conduct, proof of retaliation, burdens of persuasion, damages, and attorney fees. The result is a major, practical resource for attorneys, executives, judges, legal scholars, and teachers in various fields of the law.

Corporate Counsel S Guide To Legal Audits Investigations

Author : William A. Hancock
ISBN : STANFORD:36105063279454
Genre : Law
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