Stimulus Package Extends Whistleblower Protections

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The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA), recently signed into law by President Obama, provides for unprecedented levels of investment in infrastructure, energy, and research. While it offers many businesses the prospect of brighter economic days, it is important for businesses who receive those funds to know that it comes with strings attached. Among other things, the ARRA contains sweeping new protections for public and private employees who blow the whistle on gross mismanagement or waste of covered funds, creation of public health or safety risks, or violation of laws or regulations relating to the grant of the funds.

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