H.R.2824 - Offshore Oil and Gas Worker Whistleblower Protection Act of 2015114th Congress (2015-2016)
|Sponsor:||Rep. DeSaulnier, Mark [D-CA-11] (Introduced 06/18/2015)|
|Committees:||House - Education and the Workforce|
|Latest Action:||House - 11/16/2015 Referred to the Subcommittee on Workforce Protections. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.2824 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (06/18/2015)
Offshore Oil and Gas Worker Whistleblower Protection Act of 2015
Prohibits an employer from discharging, discriminating, or engaging in retaliatory actions against specified employees who report to a government official any violation or unsafe condition under the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act.
Sets forth procedures for the filing, investigation, and adjudication of a complaint regarding such retaliation.
Requires employers to:
- post a notice approved by the Department of Labor explaining employee rights and remedies under this Act in a conspicuous location in the place of employment where employees frequent;
- provide training to employees about their rights under this Act within 30 days of employment, and at least once every 12 months thereafter; and
- provide employees with a card containing a toll free telephone number at the Department to get information or file a complaint under this Act.
Directs the Department, within 30 days after enactment of this Act, to designate agency officials to receive, investigate, and adjudicate complaints concerning violations under this Act.