The US Congress passes antitrust whistleblower protection Act

Should There Be an Antitrust Whistleblower Statute?* On July 22cd, the Senate passed the Criminal Antitrust Anti-Retaliation Act of 2015. The bill now goes to the House for consideration. If signed into law the Act will create for the first time whistleblower protections for employees who report antitrust violations. Senator Patrick Leahy and Senator Charles Grassley introduced the bipartisan bill, which provides the following protections and remedies: Protects employees who report violations of antitrust laws to internally or to the Federal Government from retaliation. Allows an employee to file a whistleblower retaliation claim with the Department of Labor and also grants de novo review and a jury trial in Federal Court. Provides employees who suffer retaliation to

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Robert E. Connolly, The US Congress passes antitrust whistleblower protection Act, 17 June 2015, e-Competitions Due Process Research Program, Art. N° 75196

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