Summary: H.R.3625 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)

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Passed House (09/19/2019)

PCAOB Whistleblower Protection Act of 2019

This bill establishes a whistleblower protection program at the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB). Specifically, individuals reporting information to the PCAOB regarding securities law violations relating to audits (1) are protected from retaliation by an employer, and (2) could be eligible for a monetary reward. The reward program applies to individuals who voluntarily report original information that results in the PCAOB imposing civil penalties exceeding $250,000.