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Airline Industry Alert: DOL Announces Meeting to Solicit Public Input on Aviation Act Whistleblower Protection Provision – AIR21

Date   Aug 22, 2019

Executive Summary: On August 20, 2019, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) announced it will hold a meeting on October 8, 2019 in Washington, D.C., for the purpose of soliciting public comments from stakeholders on issues pertaining to whistleblower protections under the Wendell H. Ford Aviation Investment and Reform Act for the 21st Century (“AIR 21”). This meeting will be the fourth in a series of meetings held by OSHA with the goal of seeking public comments and suggestions on ways it can improve whistleblower customer service and further the public’s understanding of the whistleblower laws.

Meeting Details: The meeting is open to the public and will be held from 1:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. EDT at the U.S. Department of Labor, Frances Perkins Building, located at 200 Constitution Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20210 in Room N-4437 A-D. Individuals who plan to participate in or attend the meeting must register by September 24, 2019. Stakeholders who wish to submit comments in advance of the meeting must do so by September 30, 2019. More information about the meeting, including instructions for registering and submitting comments, can be found here.

If you have any questions regarding AIR21 or other whistleblower laws, or if you would like assistance with submitting comments to OSHA or registering to attend the public meeting, please feel free to contact Ellen C. Ham,, or Jaime B. Wamble,, or the FordHarrison airline attorney with whom you usually work.