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Article Reports on Petition to Strengthen Whistleblower Rights

A Reuters article titled “Labor Department asked to ban gag clauses for whistleblowers” reports on a rulemaking petition filed by whistleblower law firm Zuckerman Law and the Government Accountability Project calling on the Department of Labor to bar companies from requiring employees to sign agreement containing de facto gag clauses.

“De facto gag clauses silence whistleblowers and may prevent them from disclosing to regulatory and enforcement agencies information about threats to public health and safety, financial fraud, consumer safety, food safety, nuclear safety, transportation safety, and other vital public concerns. We hope that DOL will step up and combat these pernicious threats to the whistleblowers laws that it enforces,” said Jason Zuckerman, Principal of Zuckerman Law.

The experienced whistleblower lawyers at Zuckerman Law represent whistleblowers worldwide before the SEC under the Dodd-Frank SEC Whistleblower Program.  The firm has a licensed Certified Public Accountant and Certified Fraud Examiner on staff to enhance its ability to investigate and disclose complex financial fraud to the SEC, and two of the firm’s attorneys served in high-level position at a government agency that protects whistleblowers.  Firm Principal Jason Zuckerman has been named by Washingtonian Magazine as a “Top Whistleblower Lawyer” and the firm has been ranked by U.S. News as a Tier 1 Firm in Labor & Employment Litigation.

Whistleblower law firm Zuckerman Law has substantial experience investigating securities fraud schemes and preparing effective submissions to the SEC concerning a wide range of federal securities violations, including:

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Jason Zuckerman, Principal of Zuckerman Law, litigates whistleblower retaliation, qui tam, wrongful discharge, and other employment-related claims. He is rated 10 out of 10 by Avvo, was recognized by Washingtonian magazine as a “Top Whistleblower Lawyer” in 2015 and selected by his peers to be included in The Best Lawyers in America® and in SuperLawyers.