S.E.C. Adopts Final Rules for Whistleblowers

The new rules provide for payment of 10 percent to 30 percent of the collected amount when the sanctions imposed by regulators exceed $1 million. In determining the size of the reward, the agency can take into account the value of the tips offered and a whistle-blower’s cooperation with the company’s internal notice program.

The changes from the original proposals, which attracted 240 comments and more than 1,300 form letters, were not enough for the S.E.C.’s two Republican commissioners, Kathleen L. Casey and Troy A. Paredes, who both voted against the rules.

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