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Wells Fargo Fraud Case Could Help Reshape Whistleblower Program

May 9, 2018, 11:20 AM

Whistleblowers may face new options for how their retaliation complaints for reporting safety and fraud issues are investigated by federal worker safety regulators.

Changes to how the Occupational Safety and Health Administration handles whistleblower complaints—on issues ranging from dangerous working conditions to financial fraud—are up for discussion as the agency begins a series of public meetings following a review of the program.

The initial discussions, starting June 12 in Washington, are OSHA’s latest move to improve enforcement of the 22 laws it’s responsible for enforcing across several different industries, while grappling with a whistleblower caseload of more...

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