Lawmakers Propose Antitrust Whistleblower Protections

Law360, New York (July 31, 2012, 7:45 PM EDT) -- Two U.S. senators on Tuesday introduced legislation that would extend whistleblower protections to employees who give the U.S. Department of Justice information in criminal antitrust investigations.

Sens. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., and Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, introduced the Criminal Antitrust Anti-Retaliation Act, an amendment to the Antitrust Criminal Penalties Enforcement and Reform Act that would allow an employee to file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Labor about suspected retaliation.

Leahy and Grassley said the legislation is based on recommendations made last year in a report by...
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