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- What Is Healthcare Fraud and How Can You Spot It?
Healthcare has been a dominant subject in American life for many years. We talk at length about quality of care, medical errors, insurance coverage and a host of other topics relevant to the industry. Meanwhile, one of the most important aspects of our healthcare goes comparatively unnoticed.
- Kickbacks and Fraud in Our Health Care System
The health care industry in the United States is plagued by fraud, abuse and waste. In fact, it costs us up to $60 billion every year. People often think of fraud as being identity theft or fraudulent billing practices, and while those things are certainly a big problem in our current system, fraud often occurs in the form of “kickbacks.”
- How to Avoid Employee Disputes
Business owners are in perpetual fear of being the target of litigation. Whether it is a customer that falls in the store or an employee who alleges wrongdoing against the employer, there are steps that businesses can take to avoid such disputes. It is also important to understand why these disputes arise in the first place.
- Tips For Whistleblowers
The federal False Claims Act allows private individuals with knowledge of fraud to bring a suit on behalf of the federal government.
- Wrongful Termination – My Boss Fired Me, but Is It Considered "Wrongful Termination"?
Wrongful termination is a specific legal term that does not apply to every situation involving terminating an employee. In many instances, firing an employee is legal. For many situations, an employer does not need to give a reason for a firing. However, in some circumstances, wrongful termination arises and an employee may be entitled to certain damages.
- Whistleblower Process and Retaliation in the Workplace
The term “whistleblower” is often heard on the news and can include a very large variety of factors in both the public and private realm. A general definition of a whistleblower is someone who speaks out against a perceived wrongdoing.
- Conscientious Employee Protection Act Keeps Whistleblowers Safe
When companies defraud consumers or the government they may go to great lengths to keep their activities a secret. Employees are often the best source of information when it comes to this type of wrongdoing, but may fear the consequences of speaking out.
- Firefighters Sexual Bias Suit in New jersey
Rockaway Township and the Hibernia Fire Company 1 in New Jersey recently agreed to pay $100,000 to a former female fire lieutenant to settle a sexual bias lawsuit claiming she had to endure a hostile work environment and harassment because of her gender.
- Emotional Consequences of Workplace Discrimination
The New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (NJLAD) protects employees from discrimination on the basis of sex, race or disability. It also prohibits employers from retaliating against employees who blow the whistle on unlawful practices conducted within the company.
- Actos Whistleblower Lawsuit Alleges Takeda Illegally Promoted Diabetes Drug for Patients with Prediabetes
Takeda Pharmaceuticals is facing a whistleblower lawsuit alleging that the company promoted its diabetes drug Actos to patients with prediabetes, despite the fact that it was never approved for this use by the FDA. Studies have shown that patients who use Actos may be more likely to be diagnosed with bladder cancer.