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Entries from June 2008

The Employment Law Group® Law Firm Helps Whistleblower in Anti-Retaliation/Overtime Case

June 17th, 2008 · No Comments

TweetIn an article titled, “Ex-employees sue liquor store, bar owner Cash Moore,” Florida Daily News reports about Brenda Lowery’s whistleblower retaliation and overtime nonpayment lawsuit against local liquor store and bar owner, Cash Moore.  Ms. Lowery suffered retaliation when she reported to state authorities that she believed Moore’s company was engaged in illegal activity.  Ms. […]

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The Employment Law Group® Law Firm Will Speak at Program on The Emerging Era in Whistleblower Rights and the Public’s Right to Know

June 10th, 2008 · No Comments

TweetOn June 23, 2008, Employment Law Group Principal Jason Zuckerman will speak at a program titled, “The Emerging Era in Whistleblower Rights and the Public’s Right to Know.”  The program, which is sponsored by The Government Accountability Project and American University Washington College of Law, will focus on strategies for effecting national security disclosures and […]

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Supreme Court Issues Pivotal Decision About Subcontractor Liability under the False Claims Act

June 9th, 2008 · No Comments

TweetToday the Supreme Court issued a ruling on a key issue under the False Claims Act, i.e. whether the False Claims Act includes fraudulent claims made by subcontractors on a federal project or whether it only includes claims submitted directly to the federal government.  In Allison Engine v. Thacker , the Court held that a […]

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Organizations Rally to Restore Federal Whistleblower Rights

June 9th, 2008 · No Comments

TweetLast week, 112 diverse organizations rallied together to persuade leading U.S. Senate and House officials to enact stronger protections for federal employee whistleblowers.  The coalition, led by the Government Accountability Project and the Project on Government Oversight, delivered a letter to legislators advocating prompt reconciliation of the House and Senate versions of whistleblower protection legislation […]

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U.S. Tax Court Proposes Amendments to IRS Whistleblower Award Program

June 5th, 2008 · No Comments

TweetOn June 2, 2008, the U.S. Tax Court proposed new rules for determining IRS whistleblower awards under section 7263.  The proposed rules grant the court jurisdiction over appeals of award determinations and include procedures for commencing a whistleblower award action.   Among the proposed amendments are references to actions for redetermination of a whistleblower’s employment status, […]

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Tags: Reporting Tax Fraud

Nuclear Regulatory Commission Proposes New Guidance for Issuing Chilling Effect Letters

June 5th, 2008 · No Comments

TweetThe Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has issued new guidance to encourage employees in the nuclear industry to report violations of nuclear safety procedures.  Under the new  guidance, the NRC will consider the impact of actual as well as perceived discriminatory practices in assessing whether a licensee is maintaining a safety conscious work environment.  The new […]

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The Employment Law Group® Law Firm Helps DC Whistleblower Expose Improper Road Contracts

June 4th, 2008 · No Comments

TweetIn an article titled “Ex-Official Sues Over Dismissal in Road Contract Case” The Washington Post reports about Employment Law Group client Stephen Amos’ whistleblower retaliation lawsuit against DDOT Director Emeka Moneme and Interim Attorney General Peter Nickles.  Mr. Amos, a former DDOT employee, was terminated because he exposed improper city road contracts between Fort Myer […]

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The Employment Law Group® Law Firm Helps FAA Whistleblower Expose Unsafe Air Control Practices

June 3rd, 2008 · No Comments

TweetIn an article titled “More Step Up To Complain About FAA: Whistle-Blowers Say Agency Ignored Safety Concerns,” The Washington Post reports about Employment Law Group client Mike Cole’s whistleblower retaliation lawsuit against the FAA.  Mr. Cole suffered retaliation when he used the FAA’s own safety hotline to disclose unsafe air control practices that nearly resulted in […]

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Principals of The Employment Law Group® Law Firm Publish Article on Sarbanes-Oxley Retaliation Claims

June 2nd, 2008 · No Comments

TweetIn this week’s Legal Times, Employment Law Group Principals Scott Oswald and Jason Zuckerman discuss recent appellate decisions concerning the scope of protected activity under Sarbanes-Oxley’s whistle-blower protection provision.  To read the article, click here.

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