Also known as: SOX, Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002
Signed into law by George W. Bush
July 30, 2002
Notable sponsors: Mike Oxley Paul Sarbanes
Protection for whistleblowers: 18 U.S.C. § 1514A
Full codification information at Legal Information Institute
Passed in the wake of the Enron scandal, SOX sets strict standards for financial behavior by publicly traded companies and protects employees against retaliation for blowing the whistle on a number of specific violations.