At a time when the government needs to close an unprecedented deficit, the Congressional Budget Office has concluded in a report released on November 21, 2008 that an increase in enforcement of the False Claims Act will result in a substantial increase in revenue for the government. For more information about the ability of private citizens to obtain rewards for reporting fraud on the government, click here.
Jason Zuckerman, a Principal at The Employment Law Group® law firm will speak at a National Whistleblowers Center Seminar titled, “Whistleblower Protections in the Consumer Product Safety Improvements Act of 2008” in Washington, DC. The seminar will provide an overview of the Consumer Product Safety Improvements Act and offer tips for successfully litigating whistleblower cases under the new law. For more information about this event, click here.
Principal Scott Oswald of The Employment Law Group® law firm spoke at a Montgomery County Bar CLE event titled, “Representing the Maryland Whistleblower under Adler.” Mr. Oswald’s presentation offered practical tips for successfully litigating wrongful discharge cases.
The Employment Law Group® law firm has successfully represented whistleblowers nationwide that have been wrongfully terminated in violation of public policy. For more information about the firm’s Wrongful Discharge Practice, click here.
The U.S. Department of Labor awarded back pay, interest and punitive damages to a former Amtrak employee who alleged that she was suspended for reporting a work-related injury to Amtrak. In her complaint, she also alleged that Amtrak terminated her employment because she filed a complaint with OSHA about Amtrak’s retaliatory suspension of her employment. This appears to be the first case in which OSHA found for an employee under the whistleblower provision of the Federal Rail Safety Act. The Employment Law Group® law firm routinely represents employees in whistleblower retaliation actions. For more information about The Employment Law Group® law firm’s Transportation Whistleblower Practice, click here.