The New Whistleblower's Handbook

A Step-By-Step Guide To Doing What's Right And Protecting Yourself

Author: Stephen Martin Kohn

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1493028820

Category: Law

Page: 568

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An updated edition of the first-ever consumer guide to whistleblowing by the nation’s leading whistleblower attorney The newest edition of The Whistleblower’s Handbook brings the most comprehensive and authoritative guide to exposing workplace wrongdoing up-to-date with new information on wildlife whistleblowing, auto safety whistleblowing, national security whistleblowing, and ocean pollution whistleblowing. It also includes a new “Toolkit” for international whistleblowers. This essential guide explains nearly all federal and state laws regarding whistleblowing, and in the step-by-step bulk of the book, presents more than twenty must-follow rules for whistleblowers—from finding the best federal and state laws to the dangers of blindly trusting internal corporate “hotlines” to obtaining the proof you need to win the case.
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The Whistleblower's Handbook

A Step-by-step Guide to Doing What's Right and Protecting Yourself

Author: Stephen Martin Kohn

Publisher: Globe Pequot

ISBN: 9780762763733

Category: Law

Page: 332

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From America's leading whistleblower's attorney the third updated edition of his layman's guide to the legal do's and don'ts of exposing workplace wrongdoing Do you suspect that your employer is skirting safety or environmental rules, cheating on taxes, violating government contracts, committing financial fraud, or breaking the law? That your boss is a crook? Welcome to the ranks of the close to 50 percent of American workers who have witnessed fraud or misconduct at work about half of whom take initial steps to "do the right thing" by reporting it. Few get far. Despite a revolutionary spate of laws in recent years that not only protect whistleblowers but also provide for large monetary rewards, the legislative labyrinth remains daunting. All too often this means silence, lost court cases, damaged careers, and a failure to effect real change.Now, updated in March 2013 to include the historic $104-million Bradley Birkenfeld whistleblower case and more, comes the third edition of the first-ever consumer guide to whistleblowing by the nation's leading whistleblower attorney. In The Whistleblower's Handbook, Stephen Martin Kohn explains nearly all federal and state laws regarding whistleblowing. In the step-by-step bulk of the book, he also presents twenty-one rules for whistleblowers from finding the best federal and state laws to knowing your way around the far-reaching Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2009, and from the dangers of blindly trusting internal corporate "hotlines" to obtaining the proof you need to win the case. Also included are six easy-reference checklists on whistleblower reward laws and other legislation."
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Whistleblowing

Toward a New Theory

Author: Kate Kenny

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 0674975790

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 246

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When people try to speak up about serious wrongdoing in their organizations, they are often ignored and sometimes punished for their efforts. Society tends to accept the suffering of whistleblowers, who often experience significant retaliation, as more or less normal. This book challenges this acceptance. It explores how the narrative might be changed. Whistleblowing draws on emergent theories in the fields of organization studies and sociology to address the questions of why whistleblowers are frequently ignored and why, if they are acknowledged for speaking up, they are then isolated by colleagues, industry peers, and even loved ones. Kate Kenny offers a new way to understand whistleblowing and the experiences of those involved in it, and explains both how whistleblowers can cope and survive their ordeal and how organizations can change to protect and benefit from whistleblowers.--
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Public Service Ethics

Individual and Institutional Responsibilities

Author: James S. Bowman,Jonathan P. West

Publisher: CQ Press

ISBN: 1483323765

Category: Political Science

Page: 368

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Ethics—in all its exemplary and exhausting forms—matters. It deals with the most gripping question in public life: “What is the right thing to do?” In Public Service Ethics: Individual and Institutional Responsibilities, James Bowman and Jonathan West examine individual-centered and organization-focused ethics, applying ideas and ideals from both to contemporary dilemmas. The authors take on controversial issues—from whistle blowing incidents to corruption exposés—to explain how they arise and suggest what can be done about them. They start with the conceptual tools students need to evaluate an ethical dilemma, then analyze individual decision making strategies, and go on to assess institutional ethics programs. The emphasis is not only on the “how to,” but also on the “why.” The ultimate goal is to bolster students’ confidence and prepare them for the ethical problems they will face in the future, by equipping them with the conceptual frameworks and context to approach thorny questions and behave ethically.
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False Claims Act

Hearing Before the Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice of the Committee on the Judiciary, House of Representatives, One Hundred Thirteenth Congress, Second Session, July 30, 2014

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on the Judiciary. Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Damages

Page: 120

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Anatomy of a Ponzi Scheme: Scams Past and Present

Famous Ponzi Schemes, Investment Scams & Financial Fraud: How to Make Money in Stocks, Funds, Bonds and Gold Without Being Scammed

Author: Colleen Cross

Publisher: Slice Publishing

ISBN: 0987883542

Category: True Crime

Page: 280

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A #1 New York Times bestseller from investing expert and CPA Colleen Cross. This exposé of the Wall Street underworld of tax havens and shady investment scams will both shock you and inform you as you prepare for the next Wall St. market meltdown... Market volatility, financial upheaval and economic uncertainty are the main catalysts for Ponzi scheme collapse--and financially ruined investors. Trump, global instability, trade wars and volatile stock markets are all catalysts for the a financial meltdown. When markets collapse, fraud, Ponzi schemes and other investment scams will be exposed. Are you and your money protected? Can you spot a Ponzi scheme? Most people don't know that they're caught in a fraudulent investment until it's too late. They lose their retirement funds, college funds, and are financially ruined. You owe it to yourself and your family to learn how to spot and avoid Ponzi schemes and protect your money. Most of the 10 biggest Ponzi schemes collapsed during the 2008 financial crisis. Today's financial markets are even more volatile, with catalysts like Brexit providing exactly the right conditions to trigger a Ponzi scheme collapse. Unwitting investors will be financially ruined and left holding the bag. The next massive Ponzi scheme collapse will surprise veteran investors and financial experts alike, and will dwarf Bernard Madoff's massive $50 billion fraud during the 2008 financial crisis. Will you be a victim of the greatest fraud of the 21st century, or will you be prepared? Don't fall prey to the next wolf of Wall Street. You will be surprised to learn you are probably already invested in one of these schemes, either directly or indirectly as part of your mutual fund, pension fund, hedge fund or other investments. Many innocent victims suffered financial ruin simply because they didn't spot the Ponzi scheme red flags and warning signs until it was too late. Knowledge is power, and by following a few simple steps you can protect yourself and your money. You'll also discover exactly how Bernard Madoff, Scott Rothstein, Tom Petters and others defrauded investors for years, and how they ultimately got caught. Get Anatomy of a Ponzi today so you can protect yourself and keep your investments safe! New York Times Bestselling author Colleen Cross is a CPA and personal finance expert who writes action-packed financial and legal thrillers, true crime and white collar crime. 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