201608.25
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Medicare & Medicaid Fraud: Miami’s $1 Billion Dollar Case

Medicare & Medicaid Fraud: Miami’s $1 Billion Dollar Case By: Daniela Carrion In July 2016, the Department of Justice announced that it is prosecuting perhaps the largest healthcare fraud case in the history of the federal False Claims Act.  The case involves a network of Florida nursing facilities that orchestrated an elaborate scheme to defraud…

201606.24
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Employer’s Can’t Refuse Reasonable Religious Accommodations When Hiring Potential Employees

Employer’s Can’t Refuse Reasonable Religious Accommodations When Hiring Potential Employees By: Matthew Brotz Imagine being denied a job or being fired because part of your attire speaks to a personally held religious belief. In today’s progressive society it may seem unlikely. But, think again. Not long ago, this happened to a young woman named Samantha…

201601.27
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Do You Work In The Healthcare Industry? How To Make Sure You Are Being Paid Correctly

The U.S. Department of Labor explains in Fact Sheet #17N when Nurses are considered exempt from overtime under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).  The FLSA requires that most employees be paid the federal minimum wage for all hours worked, and overtime pay at time and one half of the regular rate of pay for…

201601.18
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We Must Never Forget Martin Luther King.

On this Martin Luther King Day we pause to remember the message of Dr. King.  Dr King preached a message of equality for all human beings regardless of their race, religion  or ethnicity. This is an especially vital message today as the  voices of racial and ethnic division and discord  bang loudly on their angry…

201512.16
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Merry Christmas! – You’re Fired

Merry Christmas! – You’re Fired As Christmas approaches you begin to purchase some gifts, and are looking forward to getting a few days off to celebrate the holiday season.  A call comes in from your Supervisor requesting your presence in his/her office the week before Christmas.  In great anticipation you are hoping that he/she will…

Brick Township Settles Whistleblower Lawsuit For $250,000
201510.29
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Brick Township Settles Whistleblower Lawsuit For $250,000

Brick Township Settles Whistleblower Lawsuit For $250,000 The Brick Township Municipal Utilities Authority has settled a wrongful termination lawsuit filed under the state’s whistleblower protection law for $250,000, ending litigation between the agency and former Director of Central Service Scott Bundy, who said he was fired after reporting what he alleged to be illegal activities…

201506.18
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DOJ Charges 243 People in $712M Medicare Fraud Cases

DOJ Charges 243 People in $712M Medicare Fraud Cases The U.S. Justice Department charged 243 people, including 46 doctors, nurses and other medical professionals, with defrauding the Medicare system of $712 million through false billing. Attorney General Loretta Lynch announced the charges Thursday in Washington, calling the case the largest sweep of individuals in the…

201506.16
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D.C. Schools Food Vendor Settle Whistleblower Lawsuit

D.C. Schools Food Vendor Settle Whistleblower Lawsuit The largest food vendor for the District’s public school system has agreed to pay $19 million to settle a lawsuit alleging that the company overcharged the city and mismanaged the school meals programs, with food often arriving at schools late, spoiled or in short supply. The settlement agreement is…

201506.10
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TSA Whistleblower Speaks Out About Security Practices

TSA Whistleblower Speaks Out About Security Practices A testimony by TSA whistleblowers before a Senate panel says that the agency is suffering from low morale and a culture of “fear and distrust.” It also mentioned that accelerated screening clearances are handed out like “Halloween candy.” The testimony on Tuesday morning came a day after a…