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Entries from December 2010

Former Pillar Enterprises Employee Alleges Wrongful Discharge for Refusing to Use or Sell Drugs at Work

December 30th, 2010 · No Comments

TweetTerry Harden, a client of The Employment Law Group® law firm, is suing his Connecticut employer Berlin Steel Construction Co. and its Virginia steel fabricator subsidiary Pillar Enterprises for allowing plant manager Randy Glass to promote illegal drug use at work and favor drug-using employees over those who refuse to use drugs.  In the complaint […]

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Tags: Wrongful Discharge

TELG Principal Publishes Analysis of Dodd-Frank Whistleblower Provisions

December 28th, 2010 · No Comments

TweetJason Zuckerman, principal at The Employment Law Group® law firm, published a Special Feature article in the December 2010 issue of the American Bar Association Section of Labor and Employment Law’s Flash, analyzing the impact of the whistleblower provisions of the Dodd-Frank Act: As described in the August issue of the Flash, the whistleblower provisions […]

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Congress Passes Food Safety Bill Protecting Whistleblowers From Retaliation

December 21st, 2010 · No Comments

TweetCongress has passed the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), which imposes stricter food safety standards and grants the Food and Drug Administration greater authority to regulate tainted food and had previously passed the Senate.  President Obama is expected to sign the FSMA into law.   The FMSA was prompted in part by numerous instances of fatal […]

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Tags: Federal Whistleblower Legislation

TELG Publishes Article on Federal Whistleblower Protection Legislation

December 14th, 2010 · No Comments

TweetR. Scott Oswald and Jason Zuckerman, principals at The Employment Law Group® law firm, published an article in the Taxpayers Against Fraud Education Fund Quarterly Review outlining recently enacted federal whistleblower protections and whistleblower reward statutes.  Recognizing the critical role that whistleblowers play in exposing financial fraud, threats to public health and safety, and fraud […]

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Wall Street Journal Quotes TELG Principal on IRS Whistleblower Program and Combating Tax Fraud

December 13th, 2010 · No Comments

TweetIn today’s Wall Street Journal article titled “Whistleblower Bounties Pose Challenges,” Jason Zuckerman, a principal at The Employment Law Group® law firm, states that the IRS “needs to be more responsive” to whistleblowers claims.  Zuckerman is referring to the IRS whistleblower program under which whistleblowers who report tax fraud can obtain a reward of up […]

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Tags: Reporting Tax Fraud

Student Aid Lenders Settle Whistleblower Jon Oberg’s False Claims Act Qui Tam Action for $57.75 million

December 9th, 2010 · No Comments

TweetWashington, D.C. – As announced by the U.S. Department of Justice, four student aid lenders paid $57.75 million to resolve The Employment Law Group® law firm client Dr. Jon Oberg’s False Claims Act qui tam action alleging that lenders created billing systems allowing them to receive improperly inflated interest rate subsidies from the Department of […]

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Tags: False Claims Act

TELG Principals Publish Article on Whistleblower Protections in the New Food Safety Bill

December 8th, 2010 · No Comments

TweetLaw360 published an article on the whistleblower protections in the new food safety bill, which was written by R. Scott Oswald and Jason Zuckerman, principal attorneys at The Employment Law Group® law firm.

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