A Tale Of 2 Coasts: Handling Whistleblower Investigations

Law360, New York (February 26, 2014, 1:23 PM EST) -- As 2013 drew to a close, would-be tipsters across California received tidings of great joy in the form of new laws that took effect Jan. 1, 2014, greatly expanding whistleblower protections in their state. Meanwhile, their New Jersey counterparts received a resounding "bah, humbug!" via a late December ruling from a New Jersey appeals court that had the opposite effect.

These parallel events highlight the need for employers and their in-house and outside counsel to account for potentially significant differences in whistleblower protections from state to state when planning for and initiating internal investigations triggered by whistleblower complaints.

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