Whistleblower Protections Laws: A Question & Answer Session

On October 28, 2021, Governor Hochul signed legislation that expanded the scope of whistleblower protection under New York Labor Law Section 740. The amended law expanded the scope of individuals protected, the definition of protected activity, and the types of employment related actions which can constitute retaliation, the remedies and the notice requirements for employers. The amended law went into effect on January 26, 2022.

So, what is required of employers, and what happens when an employer is covered by more than one whistleblower protection law? Even though there has been some guidance issued on employer’s obligations and responsibilities under New York Labor Law Section 740, there are still some outstanding questions, particularly for employers who may also be required to comply with industry specific whistleblower protections such as health care, non-profits, public entities and publicly traded employers.

In this 25-minute session, we provide a high-level overview of the key whistleblower protections laws under New York and federal law and address some frequently asked questions to help employers and HR professionals comply with these various requirements.

This session covers the key Whistleblower Protection laws including:

  • NY Labor Law Section 740
  • NY Labor Law Section 741
  • NY Non-Profit Corporation Law Section Section 715-B
  • NY Civil Service Law Section 75
  • Sarbane’s -Oxley Act of 2002 Section 806

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