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Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX)

Following Enron, WorldCom and other corporate scandals, the United State Congress enacted the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (“SOX”) which in part prohibits publicly traded companies from retaliating against employees who complain about or disclose corporate fraud. The Sarbanes-Oxley Act contains numerous provisions that public companies must follow in their accounting practices. If an employee observes a violation of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act in the workplace, he or she should promptly report the violation to the appropriate authority. The Sarbanes-Oxley Act has broad implications for both employers and employees.

What We Can Do If You Are An Employee

Unfortunately, not all employers comply with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act. Being subjected to retaliation for exposing a company’s Sarbanes-Oxley violations can devastate one’s life and finances. If you believe you have been subjected to such retaliation, we urge you to contact a knowledgeable Austin Sarbanes-Oxley attorney. A good Austin Sarbanes-Oxley lawyer can explain the law in this area; advise you as to whether your employer has engaged in illegal conduct against you; advise you of your rights and options; intercede with your employer when appropriate; represent you before the appropriate administrative agency; and aggressively prosecute your lawsuit if your case cannot be reasonably settled. We can do all of these things. We invite you to review the testimonials from some employees we have represented on employment matters. If you are an employee who would like to have a knowledgeable Austin Sarbanes-Oxley attorney with a long track record of success for employees on your side, contact us.

What We Can Do If You Are An Employer

Because this is a complicated area of the law, an employer would be well-advised to have a knowledgeable Austin Sarbanes-Oxley attorney draft or review their policies for appropriate legal compliance, and make recommendations to minimize litigation risks. We can provide these services. We also conduct internal workplace investigations if a complaint has been made, or a problem is suspected. With respect to Sarbanes-Oxley-related employment issues, we counsel and advise businesses; represent businesses when complaints are made against them to the Department of Labor or other administrative agencies; tenaciously represent businesses who are being sued in lawsuits, arbitrations and mediations; and handle almost any other employment issue you can imagine. We have been very successful in our representation of employers and we invite you to review the testimonials from several of the employers we have represented on employment matters. If you are an employer who would like to have a knowledgeable Austin Sarbanes-Oxley lawyer who has a long track record of success for employers on your side, contact us.

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