Assistant Awarded After Illegal Retaliation

Assistant Awarded After Illegal Retaliation

A Virginia executive assistant has been awarded $50,555 after being unfairly retaliated against by her supervisor. The woman was fired soon after requesting time off under the Family Medical Leave Act, or FMLA. She says her supervisor placed an adver...

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FL Company Defrauded Medicare, Feds Say

A Florida respiratory equipment supplier has agreed to pay $9.68 million after being accused of violating the False Claims Act. The company admitted to billing portable oxygen contents to Medicare for people who did not use or need them. The company,...

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Lab Ordered Unnecessary Cancer Tests, Feds Say

Lab Ordered Unnecessary Cancer Tests, Feds Say

A San Diego laboratory has been ordered to pay $2 million in fines after facing allegations of defrauding the federal government. The lab, Biotheranostics, Inc. performed the Breast Cancer Index test on patients who did not need it done. Necessary on...

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Woman Fired After Reporting Harassment

Woman Fired After Reporting Harassment

A Sentara Healthcare worker says she was fired after reporting a colleague’s inappropriate behavior. The woman says she was the subject of repeated sexual harassment from a coworker. When behavior escalated and she reported him to their supervi...

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SEC Whistleblower Tips Up 50 Percent Since 2012

SEC Whistleblower Tips Up 50 Percent Since 2012

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission say they have received 50 percent more tips this year when compare to fiscal year 2012. That’s more than 4,400 tips from concerned whistleblowers hoping to gain protection and award money from the SEC...

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Roanoke Restaurant Ordered to Pay $3 Million to Workers

Roanoke Restaurant Ordered to Pay $3 Million to Workers

Restaurant owners in Roanoke have been ordered to pay $3 million to workers they allegedly cheated out of overtime pay and tips. The three owners oversaw six Mexican restaurants and 149 past and present employees. Workers say during the period betwee...

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