Official asks lawmakers to give whistleblowers more time

David Michaels, who leads the agency that oversees the Labor Department's whistleblower program, has asked lawmakers to extend the time frame that certain whistleblowers are given to file their claims. Some whistleblower statutes give employees just 30 days to report an incident, he noted. "There are [more than] 200 cases a year which we dismiss simply because they're untimely," he said. "Some of them involve what we think are very meritorious cases of workers who file 32, 34, 35 days after the event."

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