Viewpoint: Evolving Challenges in Whistle-Blower Law

SHRM

Gregory (Greg) Keating, Member of the Firm, and Daniel J. Green, Associate, in the Employment, Labor & Workforce Management practice, co-authored an article in SHRM, titled “Viewpoint: Evolving Challenges in Whistle-Blower Law.”

Following is an excerpt:

This year promises a host of compliance and litigation challenges for employers, especially those whose employees flag alleged violations of law. Expect new laws and aggressive enforcement of existing protections from the Biden administration and Democratic congressional majorities.

Massive government spending to combat the COVID-19 pandemic will place increased scrutiny on recipients of government funds. Meanwhile, international employers will contend with significant developments across the European Union (EU) as EU member states scramble to implement national whistle-blower laws by the end of the year to comply with a 2019 EU Council directive.