U.S. Supreme Court Extends Sarbanes-Oxley Whistleblower Protection to Employees of Privately-Held Companies

On March 4, 2014, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Lawson v. FMR LLC, No. 12-3 that “whistleblower” protection under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 extends to the employees of a public company’s private contractors and subcontractor… Read More
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OSHA Interim Final Rule Outlines New Whistleblower Protections for Food Company Employees

Does your Company have an up-to-date Whistleblower Protection Policy?  The answer to that question has become all the more important for food-related companies in light of a new interim final rule that the Occupational Safety and Health Administrat… Read More
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OFW Law Wins Arbitration Decision Against Major Crop Insurance Company – Federal Agency Not Always Entitled to Deference in Interpretation of Its Rules

OFW Law recently prevailed in Arbitration on behalf of a farm producer against a major insurance provider under USDA’s Federal crop insurance program.  The case hinged on whether a foreign individual with an ownership interest several layers remov… Read More
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CPSC Proposes to Make Voluntary Recalls and Compliance Programs Legally Binding

On November 13, 2013, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) issued a proposed interpretive rule concerning corrective action plans for “voluntary” recalls that may impact future voluntary consumer product recalls in two significant w… Read More
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