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Bridgegate-Inspired NJ Bill Imperils Gov't Employers

Law360, New York (October 31, 2014, 3:00 PM EDT) -- Bridgegate-inspired legislation in New Jersey that would enhance whistleblower safeguards for government workers could inject new confusion into the state's formidable Conscientious Employee Protection Act and expose public employers to an onslaught of frivolous litigation over legal conduct, some defense attorneys worry.

The bill that the Senate Labor Committee advanced on Oct. 9 would amend CEPA — which protects employees when they stand up to conduct that is illegal or incompatible with a clear mandate of public policy — to expressly bar retaliation against employees who...
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