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New Requirements For City Contractors And Subs Under Philadelphia's Whistleblower Law
This Executive Order took immediate effect when signed November 13.
United States
16 Nov 2017
Putting The False In False Claims Act Cases
People send us things to consider discussing in our posts. Usually, those things are court decisions in drug and device cases.
United States
15 Nov 2016
Emerging Labor & Employment Law Trends (Part 1)
In the first part of this two-part series, we will take a look at some of the principal trends likely to be shaped by federal regulators.
United States
18 Aug 2016
New Immunity Given To Employees Who Disclose Employer Trade Secrets
On May 11, 2016, President Obama signed the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 (DTSA) into law, which takes effect immediately.
United States
19 May 2016
Another Day, Another Whistleblower Retaliation Suit
A False Claims Act ("FCA") retaliation claim, 31 U.S.C. 3730(h), filed January 26, 2016 in federal district court in Oregon, provides a perfect example of the type of challenging cases confronting health care employers today.
United States
29 Jan 2016
Double-Check Existing Policies For Whistleblower Coverage
Whistleblower lawsuits under the False Claims Act, also known as qui tam actions, have become more common in recent years.
United States
26 Jan 2016
DOJ Reports $1.9 Billion In Health Care False Claims Recoveries In FY 2015
Whistleblowers filed 638 qui tam suits in FY 2015, and whistleblower awards totaled $597 million.
United States
18 Dec 2015
SEC Message To Government Contractors: Don't Limit Whistleblowing
On April 1, the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") settled its first enforcement action against a company for violating whistleblower protections by including restrictive language in confidentiality agreements used in its internal investigations.
United States
8 Apr 2015
Final Rule on Whistleblower-Related Legal Costs Shows It Pays (Possibly Literally) To Comment On Proposed Regulations
The DOD, GSA, and NASA adopted a Final Rule addressing the allowability of legal costs incurred by a contractor or subcontractor defending against a whistleblower.
United States
31 Jul 2014
Health Care Employers Take Note: New Weapons Are Available When Defending False Claims Act Suits
The qui tam provisions of the False Claims Act (FCA) allow employees to bring whistleblower claims on behalf of the government.
United States
23 Jun 2014
CFTC Awards Its First Whistleblower Award
The CFTC announced an award of $240,000 to a whistleblower who provided "valuable information" concerning unexplained Commodity Exchange Act violations.
United States
23 May 2014
WHEN THE WHISTLE BLOWS... Recent Developments In Whistleblower Retaliation Law And How Employers Can Guard Against Costly Claims
The past year has seen significant developments in the whistleblower arena. Employee retaliation claims have spiked, employers have paid out large sums, and regulators have stepped up enforcement efforts.
United States
14 May 2014
OSHA Establishes Protocols For Dodd-Frank Whistleblowers - Employers Should Take Note And Prepare Immediately
The Occupational Safety & Health Administration has issued a long-awaited rule governing the administration of employee whistleblower complaints under the Consumer Financial Protection Act of 2010 and related consumer protection laws.
United States
29 Apr 2014
Rising Scrutiny Of Kwashiorkor Claims Places Hospitals At Risk
Whistleblower lawsuits against health care providers have nearly doubled in the past five years, and have resulted in massive awards.
United States
9 Apr 2014
Congressional Health Policy Hearings
A number of Congressional committees have held hearings recently to address various health policy issues.
United States
5 Mar 2014
2014 -- The Year Of The Whistleblower
Terence Healy wrote a post on warning that employers who do not take steps to address any employee concerns before they reach "whistleblower" status—like strengthening internal reporting and compliance programs—do so at their peril.
United States
13 Jan 2014
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