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Former Chairman of NSPB, Employment Attorney Appointed Head of OSHA’s Whistleblower Protection Program

Assistant Secretary of Labor for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration Dr. David Michaels has appointed Beth Slavet as the new director of the agency’s Whistleblower Protection Program. Ms. Slavet is an employment attorney who has specialized in representing unions, Foreign Service employees and other government workers, with a focus on whistleblower protection. Her appointment is one of several developments in the last two years signaling a growing investment by the Department of Labor, and, as a general matter, the Obama Administration, in whistleblower mechanisms and resources as a means of combating corporate fraud and abuse and other alleged violations of law.  Read the full article here.