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Fifth Circuit Rules In Favor of In-N-Out Employees in Minimum Wage Button Dispute

On July 6, 2018, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeal agreed with a National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) finding that In-N-Out Burger Inc. (“In-N-Out” or the “Company”) cannot prohibit employees from pinning “Fight for $15” buttons to their uniforms. The NLRB found In-N-Out was wrong in demanding that employees in an Austin, Texas, branch remove […]

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Florida Health Care Group Pays $1.7 Million Settlement in Medicare False Claims Suit

The U.S. Department of Justice (“DOJ”) announced on July 2, 2018, that FWC Urogynecology LLC (“FWC”), a network of urogynecologists in Florida, has agreed to pay $1.7 million to settle claims that it violated the False Claims Act (“FCA”). The United States notified the court of its intent to intervene and prosecute the suit on […]

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SEC looking for better ways to reward, protect whistleblowers

Regulators from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission have a potent weapon in their war against fraud that harms American investors and roils the financial markets. That is the whistleblower, marked collectively by persons commanding insider knowledge of illicit behavior. Those individuals have stepped forward time and again to spotlight wrongdoing and enable innocent third […]