The First Circuit on Friday tossed a whistleblower’s closely watched False Claims Act suit accusing Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd. of defrauding Medicare by concealing drug risks, finding insufficient specifics but declining to endorse a district court’s ruling that such misconduct could never support FCA liability.
Contractors who perform building maintenance for California oil refineries sued Thursday to block a recently passed safety law that they claim is actually aimed at shifting work to members of particular unions, saying the statute is unconstitutional and preempted by federal law.
Barnes & Noble Inc. told investors Thursday that it is being investigated by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for its accounting, including an employee’s allegation that the company improperly reported some of its information technology expenses.
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission shares a “high degree of culpability” for evidence being discarded by a worker Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice LLP allegedly fired after cancer treatment left her disabled, Womble Carlyle said, urging a North Carolina federal court to impose sanctions.
One of the authors of a recent U.S. Chamber of Commerce report calling for an overhaul of the False Claims Act on Friday defended the report’s reform proposals, despite claims from a whistleblowers’ advocate that the act was an effective anti-fraud tool that did not need revision.
While some fear the Employment Non-Discrimination Act would bring an uptick in discrimination-related litigation, companies such as Apple, Accenture, Bank of America, Capital One, Citigroup, General Electric, Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan Chase, and many others have expressed their support for the proposed law, says Katharine Parker of Proskauer Rose LLP.
National Labor Relations Board member Nancy Schiffer should step away from a long-running legal battle over whether Pittsburgh, Pa.-based Point Park University faculty members can unionize because of her previous employment as an AFL-CIO attorney, the school told the NLRB Wednesday.
The Eleventh Circuit upheld the dismissal of a putative class suit seeking overtime pay from Goya Foods Inc. under the Fair Labor Standards Act, ruling Friday that the plaintiff fell under the law's “outside salesmen” exemption.
The Pennsylvania Superior Court said Friday it would not allow an expedited appeal of a decision reinstating Philadelphia Inquirer’s top editor after ruling that he’d been fired in violation of a governance agreement giving control over personnel moves to the owners of the paper’s parent company.
The National Labor Relations Board on Wednesday asked the U.S. Supreme Court to weigh in on the Fourth Circuit's ruling that deemed recess appointments to the board in 2012 unconstitutional, saying the high court should hold the case until it decides Noel Canning.
New Jersey's high court won't disturb a published appellate decision that the federal Employee Retirement Income Security Act preempts the state law claims of a hospital seeking the full price for medical services from a benefit plan that failed to timely pay discounted fees, according to a Friday order.
The New York Post has settled a former associate editor's claims that the newspaper's work environment was rife with sexist and racist conduct, according to a stipulation filed Thursday.
The Sixth Circuit on Friday affirmed a lower court's award of $3.8 million in disgorged profits to a former executive after the Life Insurance Co. of North America was found to have wrongfully denied him disability benefits.
This year, O’Melveny & Myers LLP partner Bob Siegel cemented his reputation as one of the nation's top airline labor lawyers by counseling US Airways Group Inc. executives over antitrust litigation amid its $11 billion merger with American Airlines Inc., landing himself a place on Law360's list of Employment MVPs.
Every appellate court to consider the issue has now rejected the National Labor Relations Board’s anti-arbitration position in D.R. Horton as out of step with the Federal Arbitration Act and the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision interpreting the statute in AT&T Mobility LLC v. Concepcion. And that growing consensus is a positive development for employers and employees alike, say Archis Parasharami and Scott Noveck of Mayer Brown LLP.
While the sheer volume of tips received this year underscores the impact the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission whistleblower program has had on enforcement activities in its second year of operation, the continuing pattern of diversity among whistleblowers is also noteworthy. Any concerns about the commission’s ability to adequately publicize the program have seemingly been laid to rest, says Steven Goldschmidt of Ropes & Gray LLP.
The Ninth Circuit on Thursday affirmed the conviction and lengthy prison sentence of a Las Vegas businessman who attempted to avoid paying payroll and income taxes by paying his employees' wages in gold and silver coins, finding he had been given enough notice that the pay scheme was illegal.
Former WNBA player for the Connecticut Suns Adrienne Johnson cannot bring a workers' compensation suit in California for injuries suffered during her playing career because she did not suffer a specific injury in the state and only played one game there, a California appeals court ruled Tuesday.
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration on Thursday said the agency is launching an online complaints system.
Davis-Standard LLC sued an ex-vice president and a rival liquid coating equipment maker, SAM North America LLC, in Connecticut federal court Tuesday, saying the former executive had breached a noncompete agreement and violated trade secrets by joining SAM last month.
A New Jersey judge on Wednesday trimmed the lawsuit of a Continental Airlines Inc. flight attendant who contends supervisors harassed him over his hairstyle because he is openly gay but preserved his state law discrimination claim.
Fast food and retail employees held rallies Tuesday in 100 U.S. cities demanding higher wages, organizers reported on social media.
With the National Labor Relations Board increasingly interjecting into non-union issues, hotels, restaurants and other labor-intensive hospitality companies need to brace for potential claims and tread carefully when crafting social media policies for employees, experts say.
Helping Citigroup Inc. secure a Second Circuit win that allowed the bank to enforce an individual arbitration policy in an overtime dispute is just one of the recent successes that landed Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP's Samuel Shaulson among Law360's Employment MVPs.
The Ninth Circuit on Thursday upheld the award of nearly $700,000 in attorneys’ fees to a former United Parcel Service Inc. employee in her discrimination case against the company, ruling California law allowed for the disparity between the fee award and her $27,000 damages award.