The US Congress passes federal protections for whistleblowers who report criminal antitrust violations

The Criminal Antitrust Anti-Retaliation Act establishes new federal protections for whistleblowers who report violations of antitrust laws. This may impact enforcement efforts and litigation on labor mobility issues, including no-poaching and wage-fixing agreements. Companies can prepare for the new legal standards by updating or enhancing their whistleblower programs and taking a holistic view of their compliance programs to meet new US Department of Justice Antitrust Division standards. WHAT LEGISLATIVE EFFORTS LED TO THE NEW ACT? On three occasions since 2013, the US Senate unanimously passed the Criminal Antitrust Anti-Retaliation [1] Upon each passage by the Senate, however, the US House of Representatives took no action. [2] The Senate approved the whistleblower legislation

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Lincoln O. Bisbee, Siobhan E. Mee, Mark L. Krotoski, Bernard W. Archbold, The US Congress passes federal protections for whistleblowers who report criminal antitrust violations, 8 décembre 2020, e-Competitions January 2021, Art. N° 98591

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