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Washington Labor & Employment Wire » Private Sector Whistleblower Protection Streamlining Act (H.R.4047)

Private Sector Whistleblower Protection Streamlining Act (H.R.4047)

Core Provisions: Modeled after the whistleblower protections available for federal employees, this Act would prohibit discrimination or retaliation against employees who report misconduct, cooperate with an investigation, refuse to act, or assist another in asserting their rights under applicable federal or state laws or regulations. The legislation provides for an administrative complaint process under a newly established office within the Employment Standards Administration at the Department of Labor or an alternative federal court route.

Status: H.R.4047 was introduced by Rep. Woolsey (D-CA) on November 1, 2007 and referred to the House Committee on Education and Labor. The legislation currently has 13 co-sponsors.