Maxine Neuhauser, Member of the Firm in the Labor and Employment and Health Care and Life Sciences practices, in the Newark office was quoted in Law360, in “Bridgegate-Inspired NJ Bill Imperils Gov’t Employers,” by Martin Bricketto. (Read the full version – subscription required.)
Following is an excerpt:
But the bill could touch more than just government entities if it ever becomes law, according to Maxine Neuhauser of Epstein Becker & Green PC, who noted that courts are supposed to adopt broad readings of whistleblower laws because they serve a remedial purpose.
“There is going to be a push by employees and their counsel to get the broadest possible reading as to what is a ‘government entity,’ and one concern I have is the potential for private companies, such as, government contractors and social services agencies that depend on government funding, to be swept into the definition,” Neuhauser said.