France aims for improved corporate culture with the introduction of new whistleblowing protections under a law set up to beat corruption.
All French companies employing at least 50 workers must implement a framework for whistleblowing by 1 January 2018, it has been decreed.
The Law on Transparency and Anti-Corruption was enacted in December 2016. For the first time in French law, it provides a definition of a "whistleblower", which covers situations where an act of corruption is reported.
Olivier Lopez, founder of TsL Avocats, writes on the Brink blog: "Like similar laws in the US and UK, the law has an exceptionally broad reach.
"For example, French prosecutors can still target corruption under the law whether or not the acts are considered corruption abroad, as long
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