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Title 17Chapter IPart 165 → §165.19


Title 17: Commodity and Securities Exchanges
PART 165—WHISTLEBLOWER RULES


§165.19   Nonenforceability of certain provisions waiving rights and remedies or requiring arbitration of disputes.

(a) Non-waiver. The rights and remedies provided for in this part may not be waived by any agreement, policy, form, or condition of employment, including by a predispute arbitration agreement. No predispute arbitration agreement shall be valid or enforceable if the agreement requires arbitration of a dispute arising under this part.

(b) Protected communications. No person may take any action to impede an individual from communicating directly with the Commission's staff about a possible violation of the Commodity Exchange Act, including by enforcing, or threatening to enforce, a confidentiality agreement or predispute arbitration agreement with respect to such communications.

[82 FR 24501, May 30, 2017]

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