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The Potential for Viable Whistleblowing Claims Is About To Become Larger and Louder In New York

MSK Client Alert
January 24, 2022

Historically, New York Labor Law Section 740 provided rather narrow protections for employees of private employers who engaged in potential whistleblower activities. However, at the end of 2021, Governor Kathy Hochul signed legislation that significantly broadened the scope of individuals and activities covered by Section 740 and those changes become effective on January 26, 2022. Employers must now take even greater care to avoid retaliation against these covered individuals.

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