Comments Sought On Whistleblower Rule

Compiled By Jill Jusko Interested individuals have until July 28 to submit written comments on the interim final rule establishing procedures for handling whistleblower complaints under the Corporate and Criminal Fraud Act of 2002, commonly known as the Sarbanes-Oxley Act. The law was enacted July 30, 2002, to protect workers or contractors in publicly traded companies from retaliation for providing information they believe violates Securities and Exchange Commission rules or other federal laws related to fraud against shareholders. The interim rule will appear in the May 28 Federal Register. The rule establishes procedures for submitting complaints under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act and details litigation procedures, according to the Occupational Health and Safety Administration, Washington, D.C. Additionally, it details provisions for withdrawals of complaints, judicial review and judicial enforcement. Comments on the rule may be submitted electronically at ecomments.osha.gov or in writing to OSHA Docket Office, Docket C-09, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, Room N-2625, 200 Constitution Avenue N.W., Washington, D.C., 20210.

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