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- Does the “Little Guy” Really Stand a Chance Against a Corporate Giant?
Jury awards former employee $31 million over discrimination claim.
- Multi-Million Dollar Whistleblower Settlement
A New Jersey whistleblower formerly employed by the J-M Manufacturing Company, the leading supplier of PVC pipes in the United States and Canada, is in line to receive over six million dollars from a settlement reached in negotiations with J-M’s parent company, Formosa Plastics Corporation, USA (FPC-USA). The case alleges that the company knowingly supplied sub-standard piping to over 80 plaintiffs in California, Massachusetts, Nevada, and Virginia
- Lancaster County, PA Hospital to Pay Historic False-Claims Settlement
Close to 500 hospitals nationwide are set to pay approximately $250 million to settle allegations under the False Claims Act that they implanted cardiac defibrillators in violation of Medicare rules. One of these hospitals is Lancaster Regional Medical Center located in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. This settlement demonstrates the importance of health care providers’ strict adherence to Medicare rules when seeking reimbursement.
- Emotional Consequences of Workplace Discrimination in New Jersey
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.
- Can a Company Retaliate Against an Employee for Associating with an Employee who Complained?
Can companies be held liable for retaliating against an individual who has a close relationship with a fellow employee who has engaged in obvious protected activity, but may not have engaged in protected activity herself? The short answer is, it depends on under what law the retaliation took place and how the phrase "close relationship" is defined.
- $75,000 Whistleblower Reward in EMR Kickback Case
Diagnostic Pathology Group Pays $500,000 to Settle Allegations that Physicians Were Given Electronic Medical Record (EMR) Software in Exchange for Patient Referrals
- What Are the Elements of a New York Whistleblower Law Claim?
The elements of a cause of action under the New York Whistleblower Law.
- Can My Employer Force Me to Break the Law?
Due to the difference in the levels between employers and employees, an employer may sometimes try to take advantage of this greater power by requesting an employee to commit some illegal act to further business or personal interests.
- How to File an Unpaid Wage Claim
Individuals who have not received the money that they are due for the work that they have already completed may choose to pursue an unpaid wage claim. This process may be completed through a state agency or a private cause of action.
- Federal Labor Laws
Employees in the United States are protected by a number of key regulations. In addition to any laws on the state level, employees are also protected by more than 180 federal laws administered by the Department of Labor alone. Here are some of the more common forms of protection.