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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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Security services company G4S settles overtime lawsuit

Security services company G4S Secure Solutions will pay as much as $130 million to settle a class action in California state court alleging that it stiffed thousands of security officers on meal...

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Overtime pay lawsuits filed against Energy First Engineering & Consulting, LLC

Four federal lawsuits have been filed against Energy First Engineering & Consulting, LLC (“Energy First”) within the past year.  Each of these lawsuits alleges that Energy First violated the Fair Labor Standards...

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Oilfield Casing Firm Butch’s Sued for Alleged Overtime Law Violations

Butch’s Rat Hole & Anchor Service, Inc., has been sued in federal court in Midland, Texas two former employees represented by Borsellino, P.C. for alleged overtime violations.  Butch’s is an oilfield service...

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Walgreens pays $269 million to settle False Claims Act Whistleblower Claims

National pharmacy chain Walgreens agreed to pay $269.2 million to the federal and state governments to settle claims that the drugstore chain improperly billed Medicare, Medicaid and other federal healthcare programs over...

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Fraud class action suit filed against Ridge Natural Resources and related parties

A class action has been filed in federal court in Midland, Texas against Ridge Natural Resources, L.L.C., Agave Natural Resources, L.L.C. and their affiliates and founders by a large group of royalty...

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