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First False Claims Act Tax Recovery in New York; Whistleblower Awarded $1.1 Million

April 15th, 2013 · No Comments

TweetA well-known New York City tailor pled guilty to tax-evasion charges and separately agreed to pay $5.5 million to settle a related whistleblower case brought under New York State’s False Claims Act (FCA). The whistleblower, Vijay Tharwani, a former employee of the tailor, will receive $1.1 million of the settlement. The case marked the first […]

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Tags: Reporting Tax Fraud · State Whistleblower Legislation · Tax fraud

Virginia Bill Would Protect State Employees Who Report Wrongdoing

October 11th, 2010 · No Comments

TweetVirginia Delegate Bill Janis filed House Bill No. 1399 for the General Assembly which would protect state employees who report wrongdoing from retaliation by their supervisors.  The Bill was drafted in response to Ligon v. Goochland in which Judge Timothy Sanner, basing his decision on the principle of sovereign immunity, ruled in favor of the county against […]

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Governor O’Malley Signs the Maryland False Health Care Claims Act of 2010

April 30th, 2010 · No Comments

TweetOn April 13, 2010, the Maryland False Health Claims Act of 2010 (SB 279) was signed into law by Governor O’Malley.  The Act prohibits a person from knowingly presenting or causing to be presented a false or fraudulent claim for payment or approval to a State health plan or program and creates a right of […]

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DC City Council Unanimously Approves the DC Whistleblower Protection Amendment Act of 2009

December 17th, 2009 · No Comments

TweetMonday, the DC Council approved the Whistleblower Protection Amendment Act of 2009, which strengthens the DC Whistleblower Protection Act (DC Code § 1-615.51 et seq.) and The Employees of District Contractors and Instrumentality Whistleblower Protection Act of 1998 (DC Code § 2-223.01 et seq.).  The Whistleblower Protection Amendment Act of 2009 eliminates loopholes in the […]

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Tags: D.C. Whistleblower Protection Act · Public Employee Whistleblower Protection · Retaliation · State Whistleblower Legislation · Whistleblower Protection Act

Voices for Corporate Responsibility Kicks Off

December 16th, 2009 · No Comments

TweetOn December 15, 2009, The Employment Law Group® law firm participated in the launch of Voices for Corporate Responsibility (Voices).  Voices is a project sponsored by Grant & Eisenhofer P.A., Mehri & Skalet, PLLC, and The Employment Law Group® law firm.  Its mission is to help and encourage corporate employees to take a stand against […]

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Tags: Federal Whistleblower Legislation · Retaliation · State Whistleblower Legislation · The Employment Law Group, P.C.

California Governor Signs into Law New Whistleblower Protections for City and County Employees

October 3rd, 2008 · No Comments

TweetOn September 26, 2008, California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger signed into law a new whistleblower protection bill to extend whistleblower protections to city and county employees who report waste, fraud and abuse of government funds.  The new law authorizes cities and counties to create and maintain whistleblower hotlines to receive calls from employees who have information […]

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