The Department of Labor issued a final rule regarding handling employee retaliation complaints under the Taxpayer First Act, which was enacted July 1, 2019, according to www.osha.gov.
The act protects employees who report or assist in an investigation regarding underpayment of taxes or potential violations of the internal revenue laws or federal laws relating to tax fraud. It also protects employees who assist in any action taken by the IRS relating to these issues.
The rule adopts the procedures and time frames established in the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s interim final rule—published March 7, 2022—without substantive change.
The final rule took effect March 13. View more information.