Fashion Retailer To Pay $3.5M To Button Up EEOC Probe

Cato Corporation, a Seller of Women’s Fashions, Agrees to $3.5 Million Payment of EEOC Investigation The EEOC, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission recently announced that Cato Corporation was settling EEOC allegations for millions. The settlement resolves charges that Cato mistreated pregnant employees and mistr...

Legal and Practical Issues for Unlimited Vacation Policies in California

The Trend of Unlimited Vacation Policies | California Employment Law Most businesses used to offer employees vacation time based on the number of months or hours they worked. A common example for starting employees is one week off for every six months worked. In California, vacation time was required to be accrued. Th...

Department of Justice Announces $13.2 Million Agreement by Universal American Mortgage Company LLC (UAMC) for False Claims Act Allegations

On October 19, 2019, the Department of Justice announced another large settlement of False Claim Act allegations. The essence of the allegations was that the mortgage company falsely certified that it had complied with the mortgage insurance requirements of the Federal Housing Authority – with regards to specific loa...

False Claim Allegations against Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation to Cost $27.45 Million

The US Justice Department (DOJ) announced on November 2, 2018 that a settlement had been reached with Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation (NGSC). The terms of the settlement are that NGSC will pay $25.8 million to settle charges that it violated the False Claims Act by submitting bills it knew were false. When the set...