September 21, 2011OSHA Finds Company in Violation SOX Whistleblower Protection Provisions
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has ordered Bond Laboratories Inc. and former CEO Scott Landow in re-hire and compensate an employee after allegedly violating whistleblower protection provisions of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX).
The company and Landow have been ordered to re-hire the employee and pay approximately $500,000 in back wages, interest, and compensatory damages.
The complainant, Bond Laboratories and Landow can appeal the monetary damages to the Labor Department’s Office of Administrative Law Judges within 30 days of receiving the findings. Bond Laboratories, based in Omaha, Neb., manufactures nutritional supplement beverages and related products for public consumption.