Paid Leave under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act

On April 1, 2020, the U.S. Department of Labor announced how the Families First Coronavirus Response Act FFCRA) will help workers – through the enactment of two acts that are part of the FFCRA: The Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act (EPSLA) The Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act (EFMLEA) The laws ...

Whistleblower Helps DOJ Settle Biopharmaceutical Company False Claims Act Charges of False Commercial Billing Practices for $6.5 Million

The US District of Justice announced on April 6, 2020, that MiMedx Group Inc. (MiMedx) is based in Georgia made and sold human tissue grafts. The payment settles a claim brough by a whistleblower under the qui tam provisions of the False Claims act. The whistleblower was a sales representative. The False Claims Act per...

What Severance Pay Packages Are Employees Entitled to – As Layoffs Continue to Mount?

A recent CNBC report examined a variety of severance pay issues such as when you’re entitled to one, the difference between a furlough and a termination, and what are typical severance pay packages. The numbers are staggering. 6.6 million workers filed unemployment claims in one recent week. The previous highs wer...

What Damages are Allowed in a Wrongful Termination Case?

Employers need to follow the federal and California rules on hiring, firing, and other parts of the employment process. They generally can’t discriminate based on your race, your gender, or your country of origin. They generally can’t fire you because you have a disability, because you’re too old, or because you ...