Senate Panel Clears Antitrust Whistleblower Protection Bill

Law360, New York (October 31, 2013, 8:13 PM EDT) -- The Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday approved a bill that would extend whistleblower protections to employees who give federal prosecutors information in a criminal antitrust investigation. 

The vote, in which all 12 senators present voted in favor of reporting the bill out of committee, puts the legislation, known as the Criminal Antitrust Anti-Retaliation Act, on the path to consideration by the full Senate.

The proposed law would allow an employee to file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Labor about suspected retaliation for cooperating with the U.S. Department...
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