Tagged: Alex Cotoia

EU Whistleblower Directive: A Primer (Part IV of IV) – Protections, Prohibitions and Penalties

The Directive’s robust prohibitions against retaliation for covered persons—including both attempts and threats— is meticulously outlined in Article 19. Among other things, Article 19 broadly prohibits retaliation in the following forms: Suspension, lay-off, dismissal or equivalent measures Demotion or withholding of promotion Transfer of duties, change of location of place of work, reduction in wages or change in working hours Withholding of training Negative performance...

EU Whistleblower Directive: A Primer (Part III of IV) – Data Privacy and Recordkeeping

Hope everyone had wonderful Fourth of July holiday. Alex Cotoia, Regulatory Manager, at the Volkov Law Group rejoins us for Parts III and IV of his series on the EU Whistleblower Directive. If you want to reach Alex, his email is acotoia@volkovlaw.com. Article 17 of the Directive explicitly incorporates the provisions of Regulation 2016/679 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing...

EU Whistleblower Directive: A Primer (Part II of IV) – Internal and External Reporting

Alex Cotoia rejoins us for part II of his IV-part series on the EU Whistleblower Directive. Alex can be reached at acotoia@volkovlaw.com. Article 7 of the Directive instructs member states to encourage reporting through internal organizational channels first, where the risk of retaliation is remote, and the reported breach can be effectively addressed on an internal basis.[1] Private sector organizations with 50 or more workers...

EU Whistleblower Directive: A Primer (Part I of IV) – An Overview

Alex Cotoia, Regulatory Compliance Manager at the Volkov Law Group, joins us for an informative four-part series on the EU Whistleblower Directive. Alex can be reached at acotoia@volkovlaw.com. Directive 2019/1937 of the European Parliament and Council dated 23 October 2019 on the “protection of persons who report breaches of Union law” (the “Directive”)[1] is set to enter into legal force on 17 December 2021—the deadline...

Episode 185 – Anti-Boycott Compliance: Interview of Alex Cotoia from the Volkov Law Group

Mike Volkov interviews Alex Cotoia, Regulatory Manager and Compliance Consultant at the Volkov Law Group, concerning trade compliance and anti-boycott issues. Alex specializes in corporate risk assessments, evaluation of general compliance programs, and the remediation of compliance deficiencies. He also specializes in trade (export) compliance and is familiar with a broad range of issues arising under both the Arms Export Control Act and its implementing...