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Court certifies class of delivery drivers in Flowers Foods OT lawsuit

Another class action certification has been won by distributor-drivers who claimed they were misclassified as independent contractors and denied overtime pay. The distributors fought hard in their ongoing unpaid overtime compensation lawsuit...

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Supreme Court issues opinion on statute of limitations for qui tam lawsuits

When a current or former employee wants to file suit against their employer for fraudulent activity, what is the applicable time period in which to do so? Earlier this week, the U.S....

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1st Circuit switches big false claims award from one whistleblower to another

The First Circuit has issued an opinion on a significant False Claims Act whistleblower case and one of the claimants had a good day.  Millennium Health, a medical device company, reached a...

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How is Overtime Defined?

Overtime Definition I get calls from potential clients who want to know how overtime is defined and what sort of work constitutes overtime.  While some states have their own laws governing overtime,...

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Hospital CEO settles False Claims Act whistleblower case

Former CEO of Health Management Associates, LLC (HMA), Gary Newsome, agreed to pay the United States government $3.46 million to settle allegations that he caused HMA to knowingly submit false claims to...

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Pharmaceutical company settles alleged violations of FCA and Anti-kickback statute

US WorldMeds, LLC (“USWM”), a pharmaceutical company, has agreed to pay out $17.5 million to settle allegations of kickbacks to physicians and Medicare patients under the False Claims Act (“FCA”). The Department...

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Cenikor sued for minimum wage and overtime violations

Cenikor Lawsuit A former patient of Cenikor Foundation has filed a class action lawsuit in federal court in Houston against the company, alleging that its work program violates federal minimum wage and...

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Cenikor investigated for possible labor violations

UPDATE: On May 1, 2019, Borsellino, P.C. filed a lawsuit against Cenikor for labor violations related to its work program.  For more information regarding this lawsuit, including who may be eligible to...

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Amazon Delivery Drivers win worker exempt status under FAA

The e-commerce giant, Amazon, faces a proposed collective action lawsuit alleging that it misclassified its drivers as independent contractors after a Washington federal judge said this week that the drivers fit the...

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What you need to know about unpaid overtime laws and lawsuits

If you have been denied overtime pay, you likely have many questions.  What are the overtime laws?  Who should I talk to about overtime pay?  What if I can’t afford an overtime...

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Independent Contractor Overtime: What You Should Know

Having represented hundreds of workers in overtime pay disputes over the past seven years, I know that there is significant confusion among workers when they are classified as independent contractors and denied...

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3 Things To Know About Day Rates and Overtime

Day rates used to be a staple in the oilfield industry, as well as other areas such as construction.  Hundreds of oilfield companies have been sued by current and former employees for...

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Court allows oilfield overtime class action to proceed

A federal court in Oklahoma recently denied an oilfield services company’s efforts to dismiss a collective action lawsuit seeking unpaid overtime.  A former employee of Gore Nitrogen Pumping Service filed suit against...

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Deductions for missed work can cause overtime issues

Being able to go to the dentist, the doctor, take off for vacation or just being able to rest if you are sick is impossible if an employee cannot take off during...

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What whistleblowers should know about the False Claims Act

What is the False Claims Act? Under the False Claims Act (“FCA”), a whistleblower brings a qui tam complaint alleging fraud against the government. The FCA incentivizes these individuals, also known as...

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Texas Overtime Laws – What You Need to Know

What are the Texas Overtime Laws? I get calls all the time from people wanting to know more about the overtime laws in Texas.  The answer is both simple and complex –...

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Nurses sue for mandatory meal breaks, alleging unpaid OT

Nurses are beginning to file suit against hospitals because of mandatory meal period deductions. Nurses are being docked pay because of hospital policies that fail to properly compensate non-exempt nurses for work...

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Texas court refuses to enforce arbitration provision in overtime suit

A federal court in San Antonio recently refused to enforce an arbitration provision in an overtime lawsuit filed by nurses against their former employer.  Plaintiffs alleged that Defendants failed to pay their...

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Are security guards owed overtime pay?

Security guards frequently work long hours and are often classified as independent contractors and paid a flat hourly rate or day rate, regardless of the number of hours they actually work in...

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Court allows whistleblower’s retaliation claim to move forward

A federal judge has denied a company’s request to dismiss a retaliation claim filed by a former employee under the False Claims Act.  In Forsythe v. National Health Corporation, a former physical...

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