Stimulus Fund Safeguards For Whistleblowers

Law360, New York (February 17, 2009, 12:00 AM EST) -- The economic stimulus bill passed by Congress on Feb. 12, 2009, includes robust whistleblower protections to ensure that employees of private contractors and state and local governments can disclose waste, fraud, gross mismanagement or a violation of law related to stimulus funds.

This article summarizes the key provisions of Senator McCaskill’s, D-Mo., whistleblower protection amendment to the stimulus bill (“McCaskill Amendment”).

Covered Employers

The McCaskill Amendment applies to private contractors, state and local governments, and other nonfederal employers that receive a contract, grant or other payment...
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