Pennsylvania-based pharmaceutical company, Shire Pharmaceuticals LLC, recently agreed to pay $56.5 million to resolve civil allegations that it violated the False Claims Act (FCA). Shire allegedly made false and misleading statements when marketing several...
The Congressional Office of Compliance recently published
that shows that the number of harassment and discrimination complaints by
Congressional employees has increased over the past five years. The report,
entitled "State of the Congressional...
The U.S. Department of Labor has filed a whistleblower
and retaliation lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Southern
District of Ohio against S.E.M. Villa II Inc., a nonprofit corporation that
operates S.E.M. Terrace, a retirement facility...
In one of the largest-ever settlements with an individual
under the False Claims Act, a Florida dermatologist agreed to pay $26.1 million
to resolve claims that he accepted illegal kickbacks and billed Medicare for
thousands of medically unnecessary...
A federal appeals court made it easier for whistleblowers
to claim protection under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX), adding dramatic weight
to the U.S. Department of Labor's landmark
ruling that such employees can be protected even if they fail to...
A Georgia sanitation company fired its only female
supervisor because of her sex, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
(EEOC) claimed in a lawsuit.
Stellar Management Group, Inc., which does business as
QSI, provides cleaning crews for...
A federal investigation has determined that Upper Crust,
a bankrupt gourmet pizza chain, owes former employees about $850,000 in back
wages and damages. In 2009, the Department of Labor investigated Upper Crust's
refusal to pay its workers overtime...