Operating in New York? What You Need to Know
About the NEW Wage Theft Prevention Act!
John H. Douglas
With all the wage and hour class action litigation going
on around the country, most employers with operations in a variety of states
On May 3, 2011, the U.S. Attorney for the Southern
District of New York, Preet Bharara, filed a False Claims Act (FCA) suit
against Deutsche Bank AG and its subsidiary, MortgageIT, Inc., for making
allegedly false statements and certifications of compliance...
On April 12, 2011, the Department of Health and Human
Services (HHS) notified Forest Laboratories, Inc.'s CEO Howard Solomon that it
intended to exclude him from participating in federal health care programs.
HHS's action against Mr. Solomon...
Rigid Leave Policies - A Formula for
Companies often maintain a policy that provides that
employment will terminate if an employee fails to return from a medical leave
of absence within a given period of time. Generally...
Employees Tracking Their Own Wages? The DOL
Has an App for That!
David J.B. Froiland
Last week, the U.S. Department of Labor announced the
launch of its first application for smartphones, an iPhone ® timesheet to help employees
Again, NLRB Files Complaint Over Facebook Firing
By Holly Pomraning
The NLRB has filed a complaint against an employer for
terminating five employees for statements they posted on Facebook.
The complaint alleges the postings by employees of...
On May 17, 2011, the SEC and the U.S. Department of
Justice (DOJ) announced their agreements with Tenaris S.A. (Tenaris) regarding
alleged FCPA violations by Tenaris. Tenaris agreed to pay more than $5.4
million in disgorgement and prejudgment interest...