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...

Hospital System Settles Medicare Overbilling Case for $65 Million

AP News reported on August 4, 2018, that Prime Healthcare Services, one of the biggest hospital systems in the country and the company CEO agreed to pay $65 million to resolve claims the California based company overbilled Medicare. The lawsuit that forced the settlement was a whistleblower lawsuit. Prime will pay $61....