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|Medtronic Pays $2.8 Million to Resolve Off-Label Medicare False Claims Case|
Wendy R. Fleishman; Lieff, Cabraser, Heimann & Bernstein, LLP;
March 24, 2015, previously published on February 6, 2015As noted in numerous news stories today, Minnesota medical device manufacturer Medtronic will pay $2.8 million to the U.S. Justice Department to settle a False Claims Act case alleging the company paid doctors tens of thousands to recommend an unapproved medical procedure that was not shown to be...
|EEOC FY 2014 Statistics Are Here: What Do They Mean for Employers?|
Evan J. Shenkman, Evan J. Shenkman; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
March 24, 2015, previously published on February 8, 2015The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) just released its fiscal year (FY) 2014 enforcement and litigation statistical report for the private sector. Presented annually, the report always contains some nuggets for employers and employment attorneys, and this year’s is no...
|What if the West Coast Ports Shut Down by Lockout or Strike? Is it Time to Invoke Taft-Hartley?|
Harold P. Coxson; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
March 19, 2015, previously published on February 10, 2015Since the expiration of a labor contract in July 2014, negotiations for a new contract have dragged on between management representatives of the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA)—a multi-employer bargaining association representing terminal operators, stevedores, and shipping...
|Employers Beware: Significant Penalties May Be Assessed for Reimbursement of Individual Health Insurance Policy Premiums|
Mindi M. Johnson; Foster, Swift, Collins & Smith, P.C.;
March 19, 2015, previously published on December 18, 2014Employers, including municipal employers, have historically struggled to develop a health insurance benefit program for their employees that provides quality benefits and is cost-effective. After the Health Insurance Marketplace opened for business, many employers recommended that their employees...
|Preparing for the April 2015 Closure of Tier 1 (General) Category for Extension Applications|
Fragomen Del Rey Bernsen Loewy LLP;
February 9, 2015, previously published on January 5, 2015Foreign nationals who are in the UK under Tier 1 (General) status will no longer be allowed to apply for extensions of stay after April 5, 2015, when the UK government will formally close the category.
|Body-Worn Cameras for Law Enforcement Officers: Many Questions, Few Answers|
Leonard J. Dietzen; Rumberger, Kirk & Caldwell Professional Association;
February 2, 2015, previously published on January 6, 2015Public outcry for the wide-spread implementation of body-worn cameras (BWCs) by law enforcement officers is growing louder due to recent events. Before an agency even considers the costly implementation of this technology many questions must be answered on an agency by agency basis. The first and...
|6th Circuit Holds Applicant Is Not An “Employee” And Has No False Claims Act Cause Of Action Against Prospective Employer|
Joseph C. Toris; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
January 30, 2015, previously published on December 9, 2014On November 18, 2014, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit issued a decision dismissing an employment applicant's claims that he had been retaliated against under the False Claims Act (FCA), Environmental Reorganization Act (ERA) and four other environmental statutes. In Vander Boegh v....
|Important Information for Employers In Light Of President Obama’s Executive Action on Immigration|
Paul Virtue; Mayer Brown LLP;
January 12, 2015, previously published on November 25, 2014Headlining the Executive Actions announced by President Obama on Thursday, November 20, 2014, were plans to defer the removal of, and to provide work authorization to, undocumented immigrants who have lived in the United States for more than five years and are parents of US citizens or lawful...
|Supreme Court To Decide Whether Employers Are Required To Provide Accommodations To Pregnant Employees|
Todd M. Reed, Jonathan R. Shank; Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP;
January 10, 2015, previously published on December 4, 2014On December 3, 2014, the United States Supreme Court heard oral argument in Young v. United Parcel Service, Inc., a case that will determine whether employers must provide pregnant employees with workplace accommodations, such as light duty work, under the Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA). The...
|D.C. Circuit: USAID Worker Jailed in Cuba Can’t Recover Damages from the Government|
Amber L. Elias; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
January 7, 2015, previously published on November 20, 2014On November 14, 2014, in Alan Gross and Judith Gross v. U.S.A., a three-judge panel of the United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit unanimously held that a humanitarian aid worker, who sub-contracted with the United States Agency for International Development (“USAID”), could...