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On July 21, 2010, President Obama signed into law perhaps the most comprehensive reform of the nation’s financial regulatory system in America’s history. The goal of the lengthy bill, commonly known as the Dodd-Frank Act, was to address many of the underlying causes of the economic meltdown that occurred in late 2008 and to...
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...
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