The US Senate unanimously passes a bill to provide new whistleblower protections for employees, contractors, subcontractors, and agents of private employers

The US Senate on October 17 unanimously passed S. 2258, the Criminal Antitrust Anti-Retaliation Act of 2019 (the Bill). [1] The Bill, if enacted, would amend the Antitrust Criminal Penalty Enhancement and Reform Act of 2004, [2] and establish new whistleblower protections for employees, contractors, subcontractors, and agents of private employers (covered individuals) who report conduct that they reasonably believe is a criminal antitrust violation (or a non-antitrust criminal violation potentially committed in tandem with a criminal antitrust violation). [3] The measure has been sent to the US House of Representatives for consideration. NEW WHISTLEBLOWER PROTECTIONS FOR ANTITRUST CRIMINAL CASES The Bill affords new protections to covered individuals who report alleged

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Mark L. Krotoski, Bernard W. Archbold, The US Senate unanimously passes a bill to provide new whistleblower protections for employees, contractors, subcontractors, and agents of private employers, 17 October 2019, e-Competitions October 2019, Art. N° 107875

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