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The HR Toolkit: An Indispensable Resource for Being a Credible Activist by Denise Romano

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CHAPTER 6LEGAL ISSUES CONCERNING PUBLIC SAFETY AND FRAUD

KNOWLEDGE OF THREATS TO PUBLIC SAFETY BECAUSE OF SOMETHING THE COMPANY IS DOING OR PRODUCING

On August 14, 2008, Section 219 of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA) was enacted, establishing new retaliation protections for employees in the consumer product industry. In general, covered employers under the CPSIA include manufacturers, importers, private labelers (owners of a brand or trademark on the private label of a consumer product), distributors, and retailers.

Under the CPSIA,

a covered employer may not discharge or in any other manner retaliate against you because you provided, caused to be provided or are about to provide or cause to be provided to the employer, the ...

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