Our Company Blog

Categories

Court refuses to send overtime claim to arbitration

Companies often require their workers to sign arbitration provisions in an effort to protect themselves from overtime claims. This is often misguided, as arbitration is ultimately more expensive for the employer than state…

Read More

Appeals court certifies class of delivery drivers

It is fairly rare for an appellate court to rule on a motion to certify an overtime case.  But the Third Circuit recently did in Hargrove v. Sleepy’s LLC, No. 10-cv-01138, 2019…

Read More

Court holds Utilization Management Nurses not exempt from OT pay

Utilization review employees are often misclassified as exempt from state and federal overtime laws and denied overtime pay.  A decision from a federal judge in Wisconsin highlights that such personnel policies are…

Read More

Court holds mortgage workers not exempt from OT pay

Employers are frequently sued for violating state and federal overtime pay laws resulting from classifying their workers as exempt when they should not do so.  A recent case decided by a federal…

Read More

5th Circuit Issues Opinion on Class-Wide Overtime Arbitration

Employers are increasing their efforts to force workers to sign arbitration agreements in an effort to shield themselves from class and collective actions for overtime pay.  The Fifth Circuit recently refused to…

Read More

Severance Agreements – What You Should Know

A severance agreement is an important legal document.  Workers that are given such agreements should always consult with an experienced employment attorney to learn of their legal rights before signing them.  Below…

Read More

Should I sign a severance agreement?

Companies that decide to lay off workers usually give these workers a severance agreement to try to minimize their exposure to lawsuits.  A severance agreement is an important legal document.  It is…

Read More

Janitorial Company Sued for Overtime Violations

The janitorial industry is rife with overtime violations. A case filed by the Department of Labor (“DOL”) illustrates some of the issues in this industry. Jani-King of Oklahoma Inc. was sued for…

Read More

Federal Court Finds for Call Center Workers 

Call centers frequently violate the FLSA by failing to pay their workers overtime or minimum wages. A recent federal case in Nevada illustrates some of the issues call center employees face when…

Read More

Court awards OT damages to Five Star Automatic Protection workers

Companies commonly violate the FLSA by failing to pay employees for pre-shift work and/or travel time. A case from the Western District of Texas illustrates these issues.  Following a lawsuit filed by…

Read More

Court denies effort to assert second overtime class action

Workers who are shorted on overtime claims often have a choice to make as to whether to opt in or out of a class or collective action settlement.  Whether they join the…

Read More

Recent Case Shows the Risk of Companies Taking Overtime Claims to Trial

A recent case in federal court in Connecticut demonstrates how expensive it can be for a defendant to fight an overtime case all the way to trial. Several class representatives filed an…

Read More

Another court rejects abusive litigation tactics by Postmates

Companies have long sought to use arbitration to try to limit their liability on unpaid overtime claims. However, a recent court decision involving Postmates illustrates that arbitration may be a classic case…

Read More

Lawsuit filed against CMR for unpaid commissions

A lawsuit has been filed in state court in Tarrant County, Texas by a former salesman against CMR Construction and Roofing of Texas, LLC. CMR is a nation-wide “multi-million dollar” roofing company…

Read More

DOJ files FCA suit against neurosurgeon

A neurosurgeon in South Dakota has been served with a false claims act (“FCA”) complaint alleging violations of the anti-kickback laws. It was alleged that the doctor violated the FCA from the…

Read More

Medical center settles with DOJ for FCA allegations

The False Claims Act (“FCA”) was enacted by Congress in 1863 which provides that any person who knowingly submits false claims to the government is liable for the damages. There is a…

Read More

Pharmacy and Private Equity Firm resolve FCA allegations for $21.36 million

Pharmacy Diabetic Care Rx LLC, also known as Patient Care America (“PCA”), its CEO and former VP, and Private Equity firm, Riordan, Lewis & Haden, Inc., (“RLH”) have settled False Claims Act…

Read More

Osteoarthritis institute settles FCA allegations under the whistleblower provision for $7 million

Former Osteo Relief Institutes (“ORI”) and their owners have agreed to settle False Claims Act (“FCA”) allegations for $7.1 million. A lawsuit alleged that the ORI’s knowingly submitted and billed Medicare for…

Read More

American Airlines settles FCA allegations for $22.1 million

American Airlines has agreed to pay $22.1 million to resolve False Claims Act (“FCA”) allegations for falsely reporting times it transferred possession of mail to foreign postal administrations under contracts with the…

Read More

Hospital entity agrees to settle FCA allegations for $20 million

The hospital entities of Sanford Health, Sanford Medical Center and the Sanford Clinic (collectively, “Sanford”) in South Dakota have agreed to resolve False Claims Act (“FCA”) allegations by paying $20.25 million. Sanford…

Read More

Share Our Blog

Archives