What Is Wage Theft?

By JTB Press Center on December 6, 2017 1:24 pm

Wage theft is an ongoing problem in which businesses illegally underpay their employees. The majority of wage theft violations stem from companies failing to pay the minimum wage, but other examples include employees working off the books, being forced to clock out early but keep working, having their tips stolen, not receiving mandatory meals or rest breaks, being forced to work through required ...

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Medicare Fraud: Hospices Penalized Millions

By JTB Press Center on December 4, 2017 1:18 pm

  Medicare funds spent on hospice care has spiked aggressively in the last decade, reaching a staggering $15.1 billion per year in 2012. As it turns out, some of this increased spending was due to fraud committed by hospices to render unnecessary services, and then bill Medicare for them.   Under Medicare regulat...

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Another Pick Off-Play? Not so fast….

By JTB Press Center on December 1, 2017 11:06 am

Consumer class actions and class actions in general have been under attack by soulless corporations.  First, many corporations insert arbitration clauses that prohibit class actions and ironically make it cost prohibitive to arbitrate so people are out of luck and companies are emboldened to rob consumers blind.  After all, if a behemoth company with ten million subscribers overcharges its custo...

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Another Company, Another Cover-Up

By JTB Press Center on November 22, 2017 9:03 am

Uber, the pioneer in ride-sharing may have innovated what gets you from here to there, but there’s nothing innovative about how it handled a hacker who allegedly stole 57 million users information – IT COVERED IT UP!  According to Bloomberg News, in October 2016 hackers stole data from the company that included its users telephone numbers and driver’s license i...

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Wrong Job Title Robs Proper Pay of Port to Port International Corp. Employees

By JTB Press Center on November 21, 2017 4:36 pm

A company making millions in shipping used vehicles to Latino countries is facing a lawsuit over its alleged violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). A former employee led the filing of the case citing the federal statute on paying overtime. According to Suendy Zavala, an employee at Port to Port International  Corporation for more than three years, she was not a seaman while on that j...

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Bad Drugs Lead to Big Settlement – ABC paying Do Re Mi

By JTB Press Center on November 8, 2017 12:08 pm

The False Claims Act (FCA) has teeth.  It calls for triple damages where a defendant does not admit to its liability promptly.  It permits a whistleblower to receive up to 30% of the recovery which incentives qui tam individuals with information to come forward and blow the whistle on unlawful conduct which mainly involves stealing from the taxpayers.  Well, if there’s a relator / whistleblow...

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False Claims Act (FCA) Suits Against Lockheed Martin Units Combined

By JTB Press Center on November 8, 2017 12:03 pm

In Wisconsin a judge combined False Claims Act suits alleging Lockheed Martin of artificially inflating the cost of parts causing the government to pay millions in overpayments.   In the defense contractor world overbilling the federal government is a notorious issue that often goes unchecked costing the taxpayers billions of dollars a year.  Whistleblowers initiate False Claims Act (FCA) lawsu...

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Harris Teeter, Harry Potter, and the “Portkey” to Resolving Unpaid Meal Breaks, Overtime

By JTB Press Center on November 3, 2017 7:40 pm

Will the rest of the country’s district courts take a leaf from the Third Circuit? Last Friday the 13th, the Third Circuit came out with a ruling in favor of employees. Citing Harry Potter, the boy who introduced us to the magical properties of a portkey for instantaneous travel from point A to B, the Third Circuit stood by the Fa...

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Virtual Workers and Economic Reality: Independent Business Owners Claim they were Employees

By JTB Press Center on November 3, 2017 7:39 pm

Call center service provider Great VirtualWorks is facing a collective action complaint about its alleged violation of the FLSA (Fair Labor Standards Act) and minimum wage/overtime laws of Kentucky and Pennsylvania. The case alleges that Great VirtualWorks misclassified "independent business owners" as independent contractors rather than employees. However, the so-called business owners are in ...

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Firstsource’s MedAssist faces federal collective action suit over non-payment of overtime

By JTB Press Center on October 17, 2017 5:38 pm

At Firstsource, it’s about more than the work we do. It’s also about the positive outcomes we help to create. “ This is how Firstsrouce introduces its healthcare provider division MedAssist’s edge to prospective clients and employees through its website. But in an FLSA ...

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