A bill that extends whistle-blower protections to private contractors doing city work was signed into law Wednesday.
The bill's principal author says it was in response to the CityTime payroll scandal, a massive case of private contract fraud that bilked the city hundreds of millions.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg signed the Whistle-Blower Protection Expansion Act into law on Wednesday. Previously the City extended whistle-blower protections only to municipal workers.
City Councilman Dan Garodnick, who represents the East Side of Manhattan and sponsored the bill, said the law fills a big void when it comes to the private sector workers doing city work.