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SEC Issues Shared $2.6 Million Award to Five Whistleblowers

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced an award of $2.6 million shared among five individuals who assisted the agency with three separate enforcement proceedings. One whistleblower received $1.2 million Read More

Hospital Pays More Than $3 Million in Whistleblower Claim Settlement

John Peter Smith Hospital recently agreed to pay $3.3 million to settle allegations of False Claims Act violations. The hospital was alleged to have upcoded claims submitted to healthcare programs Read More

Ascension Michigan Pays $2.8 Million to Resolve Whistleblower Claim

A hospital system based in Michigan agreed to settle a whistleblower claim for $2.8 million, ending a case that featured allegations it submitted false claims for medically unnecessary procedures. Ascension Michigan Read More

Which Protections are Available for Corporate Whistleblowers?

There are not any federal laws that afford general protections to corporate whistleblowers. However, there are many types of protected disclosures under federal whistleblower laws. These protections come from a Read More

More Workers Than Ever Quitting Their Jobs

The number of people throughout the United States quitting their jobs has reached record highs as Americans see significant opportunities in the job market and opportunities to earn more money Read More

Three Compliance Officers Awarded $1 Million in SEC Claim

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) recently awarded three compliance professionals a joint award of $1 million for their role in helping the agency uncover and prosecute misconduct at their Read More

Charges Issued in $784 Million Telemedicine Kickback Scheme

The U.S. Department of Justice recently announced charges from a grand jury in New Jersey issued against the owner of multiple telemedicine companies. The defendant is based in Florida and runs Read More

Former Metals Traders for JP Morgan Face Racketeering Charges

A federal judge in Chicago ruled that four ex-employees for JPMorgan Chase & Co. must face racketeering charges upon accusations of price manipulation of metals futures. The judge’s decision resulted in Read More

New Legal Concern: Long-Term COVID Discrimination

The Biden administration recently issued guidance that workers with long-term, lingering symptoms of COVID-19 may be protected under federal disability laws. This guidance brings forth a new area of concern for Read More

Kentucky Law Enforcement Training Agency Accused of Whistleblower Retaliation in Lawsuit

A group of current and former employees of the Kentucky Department of Criminal Justice Training filed a lawsuit in which they claimed systemic retaliation against whistleblowers by the agency’s leadership Read More

SEC Announces Total of $4 Million in New Awards to Whistleblowers

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) recently announced whistleblower awards of more than $4 million spread among four individuals who provided information critical to a securities fraud investigation. Here’s a Read More

Whistleblowers In Criminal Antitrust Activity Cases Protected from Retaliation

One of the final acts of the presidency of Donald Trump was to sign into law a Criminal Antitrust Anti-Retaliation Act. The law prohibits employers from retaliating against employees who Read More

Supreme Court: Employees Allowed to Use Workplace Computer Information to Blow Whistle on Fraud

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in June in the case of Buren v. United States. The 6-3 decision added some limitations to the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1986. Now, Read More

Key Takeaways for Employers from Texas’s New Sexual Harassment Laws

September 1 marked the day on which changes to the Texas Labor Code regarding sexual harassment officially went into effect. The rules affect smaller employers who had been excluded from Read More

What Employers Should Consider in Wake of Recent Supreme Court Decision on LGBTQ Employment Discrimination

The U.S. Supreme Court recently ruled that Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act prohibits discrimination by employers on the basis of both sexual orientation and gender identity. This Read More

Diabetic Testing Company Must Pay $160 Million to Settle Whistleblower Lawsuit

Arriva Medical, a company that specialists in mail-order diabetic testing services, recently reached an agreement with prosecutors to pay $160 million to settle a whistleblower lawsuit. The False Claims Act case Read More

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