Compliance

A Chill in the Air: The Compliance Risks of Confidentiality Mandates in Internal Investigations and Beyond

Filed in Compliance by on May 29, 2015 0 Comments
A Chill in the Air:  The Compliance Risks of Confidentiality Mandates in Internal Investigations and Beyond
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By Timothy P. Glynn Last month, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced its first enforcement action against a company for using restrictive language in confidentiality agreements with the potential to chill employee whistleblowing. The SEC charged that KBR, Inc., violated Rule 21F-17 enacted under the Dodd-Frank Act by requiring witnesses in internal investigations interviews […]

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Citing Chapter and Verse in NJ Whistleblowing Claims

Citing Chapter and Verse in NJ Whistleblowing Claims
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New Jersey has perhaps the most employee-friendly whistleblower law in the nation, and the NJ Supreme Court is one of the most employee-friendly courts.  It was, therefore, more than a little surprising to read the court’s most recent Conscientious Employee Protection Act decision, Hitesman v. Bridgeway, Inc. A quick summary of the law and the […]

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Seton Hall Law Places First at UM Carey Law’s Health Law Regulatory and Compliance Competition

Filed in Compliance, Health Law, Seton Hall Law by on February 28, 2014 0 Comments
Seton Hall Law Places First at UM Carey Law’s Health Law Regulatory and Compliance Competition
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At Seton Hall Law’s website, Victoria Dorum reports that Seton Hall Law students Lindsey Borgeson, Joyce Crawford, and Phillip DeFedele (pictured above, from left), along with alternate Cynthia Frumanek, recently came in first at the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law’s Health Law Regulatory and Compliance Competition. Dorum writes: Not only did the team members distinguish […]

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Announcement: Student Scholarships to Attend Seton Hall Law’s Healthcare Compliance Program

Filed in Compliance, Seton Hall Law by on October 10, 2013 0 Comments
Announcement: Student Scholarships to Attend Seton Hall Law’s Healthcare Compliance Program
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  HEALTH LAW STUDENT SCHOLARSHIPS PURPOSE This award recognizes promising health law students with an aptitude for and commitment to a career in health law with a focus on the legal and compliance issues facing bio/pharmaceutical and/or medical technology industries. ELIGIBILITY Each nominee must qualify under the following criteria: The nominee shall be a second or […]

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For Compliance Officers Who Blow the Whistle, Legal Protection Varies

Filed in Compliance, Ethics, New Jersey by on September 17, 2013 0 Comments
For Compliance Officers Who Blow the Whistle, Legal Protection Varies
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As trainers of compliance officers, Seton Hall Law faculty emphasize repeatedly the importance of not retaliating against whistleblowers, explaining the various legal risks attendant to punishing the employee who steps forward in good faith to address internal wrong-doing.  But rarely do we talk about who’s got the compliance officer’s back – specifically, whether the law […]

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