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Contractor Whistleblower Protections Are Here to Stay

Posted in Legislation, Whistleblower Retaliation
President Obama has signed Public Law 114-261, which makes permanent the current government contractor whistleblower protection pilot program and standardizes its protections across agencies. Read more about this law, as well as best practices and current developments in defending whistleblower reprisal investigations run by Offices of Inspectors General, here.… Continue Reading

House Bill Lays Out New Whistleblower Protections for Contractors

Posted in Legislation
Last week, a group of House members led by Reps. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) and Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah), introduced bipartisan legislation to extend the whistleblower protections currently afforded contractors, grant recipients and subcontractors, to subgrantees and personal services contractors.  The House legislation, named the Whistleblower Protections for Contractors Act (H.R. 5920), would also make the temporary… Continue Reading

Senate Passes Motor Vehicle Safety Whistleblower Act

Posted in Legislation
The Senate last week passed S. 304, entitled the Motor Vehicle Safety Whistleblower Act. The bill aims to provide incentives to employees of any motor vehicle manufacturer, part supplier, dealership, or contractor to report concerns to the Secretary of Transportation about any motor vehicle defect or other noncompliance that is likely to cause unreasonable risk… Continue Reading