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Self-Reporting Companies Can Lower Fines by Incentivizing Whistleblowers

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) runs a whistleblower rewards program, which has encouraged over 50,000 tips in the last decade. This has resulted in collecting nearly $5 billion in Read More

Does Your Severance Agreement Include Discriminatory Practices?

If you’re getting ready to reduce your workforce, or have recently been laid off, it’s time to have a lawyer review your severance agreement. Many employers provide severance to laid Read More

Fourth Circuit Reminds Employers that Non-Employees May Cause a Hostile Work Environment

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit recently reminded employers that non-employees can cause a hostile work environment. Employers are responsible for ensuring that neither employees nor non-employees Read More

Telehealth Services Increased Medicare Fraud

The COVID-19 pandemic made telehealth essential. With shutdowns across the country, people still needed medical care, and telehealth came to the rescue. The number of “virtual” physicians increased from zero Read More

Pharma Giant Whistleblower Files Lawsuit Alleging ‘Unlawful Retaliation’

Three years ago, Amrit Mula was a top human resources officer at Eli Lilly, a pharmaceutical giant in New Jersey. Now, she’s filing an unlawful retaliation lawsuit in New Jersey Read More

Whistleblower and Fraud Facts: Are There Windfalls?

Despite claims by offending companies, whistleblowers aren’t getting rich by reporting their employers. If anything, they suffer steep consequences and often wait years before receiving compensation. Here are the facts Read More

Physician Pays $980,000 to Settle False Claims Act Allegations

A physician, his son and their medical practice agreed to pay the U.S. $980,000 to resolve allegations arising from the False Claims Act. The pair allegedly submitted medically unnecessary urine Read More

American Senior Communities, LLC Settles False Medicare Claims for over $5 Million

American Senior Communities LLC, or ASC, violated the False Claims Act by submitting false claims to Medicare. The organization recently agreed with the Department of Justice (DOJ) to pay just Read More

SEC Fixes Flawed Provision in Whistleblower Rule

Investment and public interest groups applaud recent changes in Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) rules. After previous efforts to weaken these rules, the SEC restored the regulations to better award Read More

Engineer Accuses Former Employer of Factoring Race into COVID Remote Work Policy

A Chinese American engineer, who was fired for refusing to come into the office during the COVID-19 pandemic, has amended his ongoing lawsuit to include claims the former company allowed Read More

Lawsuit Claims New Jersey Rent Assistance Program Fired Whistleblower

New Jersey’s Department of Community Affairs has been accused of firing their chief financial officer, after he informed the agency’s leaders about waste and conflicts of interest in the state’s Read More

Jiffy Lube Reaches Settlement in $2 Million No-Poach Claim

Jiffy Lube has reached a $2 million settlement in a class action lawsuit. The class consists of about 1,250 Philadelphia-area hourly employees, who claimed the company prohibited franchisees from hiring Read More

Former Spirit Airlines Flight Attendant Accuses Airline of Violating FMLA

A former Spirit Airlines flight attendant has proposed a class action suit against the budget airline. The suit alleges that the airline enforced family and medical leave policies which are Read More

Construction Employees Accuse Contractor of Racial Bias in Firings

Three Black former employees at a bridge construction company have appealed the verdict in their discrimination suit to the Eleventh Circuit, claiming their employer paid them less that white coworkers, Read More

White Collar Crime Costs Hundreds of Billions Each Year

White collar crime costs the United States about $300 billion dollars per year—and most Americans don’t even realize it. Because white collar crime is typically nonviolent, it doesn’t get the Read More

Orlando Hospitality System Settles WARN Act Class Action for $2.3 Million

Rosen Hotels and Resorts, a hospitality system based in Orland, has recently settled class action claims brought under the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act for $2.3 million. Hotel Read More

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