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September 19, 2023

Posted  September 19, 2023

Commercial real estate firm CBRE, Inc., a subsidiary of CBRE Group, Inc., has agreed to pay $375,000 to settle charges of violating the SEC’s whistleblower protection rule between 2011 and 2022.  In order to receive separation pay, CBRE allegedly required over 800 of its departing employees to sign releases stating they had not filed complaints with any federal agency.  As part of its settlement with the SEC, CBRE has informed former employees who signed the release of their right to communicate with the government, as well as taken revised all of its releases to be in compliance with the whistleblower protection rule.  SEC

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