Today, a draft act on the protection of persons who report violations of the law (the so-called whistleblower act) has appeared on the website of the Government Legislation Center.
According to the proposed solutions, employers employing more than 50 employees will be required to establish the internal reporting regulations, specifying the internal procedure for reporting violations of the law and taking follow-up actions.
This threshold does not apply to employers who are active in the fields of financial services, products and markets, and the prevention of money laundering and terrorist financing, transport safety and environmental protection.
Failure to adopt the regulations or drawing them up in violation of the Act shall be subject to a fine, restriction of liberty or imprisonment for up to 3 years.
Importantly, the deadline for the implementation of the obligation to establish internal reporting regulations by entities in the private sector employing at least 50 and less than 250 employees was postponed until December 17, 2023.