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The Expansion Of Whistleblower Protections

Law360 (March 18, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- On Feb. 17, 2009, President Obama signed into law the largest economic stimulus bill since the Great Depression — The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.

While a number of the act’s provisions have garnered a lot of attention, a less well-known provision (Section 1553) expands significantly the arsenal of claims available to disaffected employees of businesses receiving stimulus funds.

While modeled after other whistleblower statutes enforced by the U.S. Department of Labor, the act contains various pro-employee provisions not generally found in other such...
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