The definition of employee under the following statutes includes current and former employees and applicants for employment.
Anti-Money Laundering Act (AMLA)
AMLA protects whistleblowers, defined as any individual who provides, or two or more individuals acting jointly who provide, information relating to a covered violation to their employer (including as part of the job duties of the individual or individuals) or to the Secretary of the Treasury or the Attorney General, or who engage in other protected activity under AMLA.
AMLA does not apply to any employer that is subject to section 33 of the Federal Deposit Insurance Act (12 U.S.C. 1831j) or section 213 or 214 of the Federal Credit Union Act (12 U.S.C. 1790b, 1790c).
Consumer Financial Protection Act (CFPA)
Employees who work for a covered person (employer or individual) that offers or provides a consumer financial product or service and certain affiliates are covered. Employees of service providers to a covered person are also protected.
Employees must perform tasks relating to offering or providing consumer financial products or services in order to be covered under the CFPA.
Consumer financial products or services include a wide variety of financial products or services offered or provided for use by consumers primarily for personal, family, or household purposes, such as residential mortgage lending and servicing, private student lending and servicing, payday lending, consumer credit reporting, credit cards and related activities, prepaid debit cards, and more. For more information on consumer financial products and services, visit www.consumerfinance.gov.
Criminal Antitrust Anti-Retaliation Act (CAARA)
CAARA prohibits employers from discriminating against employees, contractors, subcontractors, or agents for engaging in protected activity. Covered employers include corporations or associations existing under and authorized by the laws of the U.S., a territory of the U.S., a State, or a foreign country. The term employer under CAARA includes any officer, employee, contractor, subcontractor, or agent of an employer.
Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX)
Employees who work for a company that has a class of securities registered under Section 12 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the Act) or is required to file reports under Section 15(d) of that Act are covered under SOX. Employees who work for certain subsidiaries, as well as employees of contractors, subcontractors, and agents of covered companies are also covered. Employees who work for nationally recognized statistical rating organizations, as defined in Section 3(a) of the Act, and employees who work for their contractors, subcontractors, and agents are covered.
Taxpayer First Act (TFA)
No employer, or any officer, employee, contactor, subcontractor, or agency of an employer may discharge or in any other manner retaliate against an employee for engaging in protected activity under TFA