Sweeping New Whistleblower Law May Cover All Employers Who Receive Stimulus Funds

more+
less-

The economic stimulus bill (titled the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, or “the Act”) was passed by Congress on February 12, 2009 and signed into law by President Obama on February 17, 2009. With little public notice, the Act adopted new whistleblower protections for employees of private employers and state and local governments who disclose waste, fraud, gross mismanagement, or a violation of law related to stimulus funds. Employers who receive funds made available by the stimulus bill should become familiar with the Act’s broad whistleblower protections, for the purpose of minimizing their exposure to whistleblower claims.

Please see full update for more information.

LOADING PDF: If there are any problems, click here to download the file.


DISCLAIMER: Because of the generality of this update, the information provided herein may not be applicable in all situations and should not be acted upon without specific legal advice based on particular situations.

© Morrison & Foerster LLP | Attorney Advertising

Written by:

more+
less-

Morrison & Foerster LLP on:

JD Supra Readers' Choice 2016 Awards
Reporters on Deadline

"My best business intelligence, in one easy email…"

Your first step to building a free, personalized, morning email brief covering pertinent authors and topics on JD Supra:

Sign up to create your digest using LinkedIn*

*By using the service, you signify your acceptance of JD Supra's Privacy Policy.

Already signed up? Log in here

*With LinkedIn, you don't need to create a separate login to manage your free JD Supra account, and we can make suggestions based on your needs and interests. We will not post anything on LinkedIn in your name. Or, sign up using your email address.
×
Loading...
×
×