Boosting Contractor Employee Whistleblower Protections

By Jason Zuckerman, Zuckerman Law (December 21, 2016, 11:19 AM EST) -- On Dec. 5, 2016, Congress enacted S. 795, which permanently extends robust legal protections to employees of federal contractors, subcontractors and grantees who report waste, fraud or abuse. It also extends these protections to personal services contractors working on defense or civilian contracts or grants.

In moving to pass the bill, Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, stated:

[W]histleblowers are invaluable to the oversight work of Congress. We rely on people who are on the front lines seeing things as they truly are to provide information and blow the whistle when they see...

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