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The Employment Law Group® Law Firm Principal Jason Zuckerman Quoted in Article on Whistleblower Provisions of Health Reform Law

In an article discussing the new whistleblower law contained in section 1558 of The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Jason Zuckerman is quoted comparing the new provision to the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX).  The article, titled “Whistle-Blower Protections Tucked into Health Reform Law,” was published by the Society for Human Resource Management on April 26, 2010. 

Section 1558 of the Act which we blogged about here, creates a new right of action for employees who blow the whistle on violations of Title I of the Act.  Title I contains a wide range of rules governing health insurance, including a prohibition against denying coverage based upon preexisting conditions, policy and financial reporting requirements, and prohibitions against discrimination based on an individual’s receipt of health insurance subsidies.  Zuckerman notes that compared to SOX, the new whistleblower protections contained in section 1558 are “more robust” because whistleblowers are provided the “explicit right” to a jury trial. 

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