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Environmental whistleblower laws are federal and state laws designed to encourage employees to report the improper, unsafe, or potentially illegal practices of their employers that negatively affect the environment. Various whistleblower laws apply to specific environmental hazards. For example, some statues deal with...
The lure of lucrative government contracts in the multibillion dollar defense contracting industry, combined with the lives and taxpayer dollars at stake in the performance of those contracts, necessitates whistleblower protections for defense contractors and their employees. The National Defense Authorization Act of 2013 (“...
The District of Columbia Whistleblower Protection Act (“DCWPA”), D.C. Code § 1-615.51 et seq., was designed to serve the public interest by providing whistleblower protections to District of Columbia government employees. Under the DCWPA, District employees have the freedom to report waste, fraud, abuse of authority,...
In the wake of the scandals over lead paint found in toys and other toy recalls, Congress passed the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (“Improvement Act”), a broad set of amendments to the Consumer Product Safety Act. The Improvement Act, which was signed into law and became effective on August 14, 2008,...
In August 2007, President Bush signed The Implementing Recommendations of the 9/11 Commission Act of 2007 (“9/11 Act”). The 9/11 Act included amendments to the Surface Transportation Assistance Act of 1982 (“STAA”), 49 U.S.C. § 31105, which was designed to encourage employees of commercial motor vehicles to report...
A. What Laws Protect Airline Whistleblowers? The Wendell H. Ford Aviation Investment and Reform Act for the 21st Century (AIR21) was designed to improve airline safety, and extends federal whistleblower protections to the employees of air carriers and their contractors and subcontractors. Prior to the enactment of the law in...

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