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- For-Profit Nursing Home Employees May Have Whistleblower Claims
A recent study found that the federal government pays a significant amount of money, for Medicare fraud, to for-profit nursing homes.
- Outsourcing of AML Compliance: How Far Can a Financial Institution Go?
Several banking giants, such as HSBC and Standard Chartered, are currently being investigated by US regulators for alleged failings in anti-money laundering (AML) compliance. All fingers point to lapses involving outsourcing units operating without adequate oversight.
- Government Involvement in a False Claims Act Case
Blowing the whistle on fraud that is committed at the expense of U.S. taxpayers is, generally, governed by the federal False Claims Act. The Act allows a private citizen to step into the shoes of and pursue a claim on behalf of the government.
- Filing a Workers’ Compensation Claim
The workers compensation process involves the Division of Workers’ Compensation, an insurance company, your employer, medical providers and potentially a liable third-party. It’s no wonder that injured workers find the process difficult to understand and hard to follow.
- No Impact on Whistleblower Claims after Off-Label Drugs Ruling
Although off-label prescription drugs are involved in many False Claims Act cases, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals recent decision looks unlikely to have any major impact on whistleblower lawsuits.
- Whistleblower Rewards: A Reason for Taking a Risk
There are risks to blowing the whistle on illegal, corrupt or fraudulent business practices, but there are also protections and incentives built into the process as well.
- Classifying a Worker as Employee or Contractor
Most businesses want to classify their workers as contractors not employees. Contractors are cheaper and easier than employees. You don’t withhold taxes for contractors, nor do you pay benefits, workers compensation or unemployment insurance, nor must you comply with the wage & hour laws (including overtime) for contractors.
- The Effect of Government Intervention on a Whistleblower Award
The False Claims Act was designed to provide an award to encourage potential whistleblowers to come forward and take steps to stop the waste of taxpayer dollars.
- Vision Impairment Workers’ Compensation Injuries
Employees can suffer all kinds of injuries while working. Vision impairment or loss can be one of the many different types of work injuries suffered. If you were injured at work, it is important to speak to a workers compensation lawyer about your legal rights and options.
- The Different Types of Workplace Discrimination
Employment Discrimination laws seek to prevent discrimination based on everything from race and sex, to religion and physical ability. A growing body of law also seeks to prevent employment discrimination based on sexual orientation. Discriminatory practices include bias in hiring, promotion, job assignment, termination, compensation, retaliation, and various types of harassment.