Local Florida media such as the Tampa Bay Times reported on the $7 million settlement reached between Carter Healthcare and TELG clients Sharon Mahaffey and Mark Brimer. The two home-health therapists blew the whistle on their former employer and claimed Carter Healthcare overbilled and pushed unnecessary treatment onto patients. Ms. Mahaffey and Mr. Brimer were represented by TELG principal Janel Quinn.
The Los Angeles Daily News, along with other media, reported on the $9.48 million settlement of a case filed by whistleblowers Elize Oganesyan and Damon Davies. Ms. Oganesyan and Mr. Davies will share an award of more than $1.75 million for their role in revealing Medicare fraud by their former employer, Minas Kochumian, a doctor who admitted that he submitted payment claims for procedures and tests that never happened. The whistleblowers were represented by TELG principal Janel Quinn.
Various lawyers, including TELG principal Adam Carter, speak with CNN about the Supreme Court’s internal investigation into the recently leaked opinion on abortion rights. Requests to cooperate are potentially putting clerks into a no-win situation – where anything they do is suspicious.
Whistleblower claims filed under the Occupational Safety and Health Act come with some limitations — namely, a very strict deadline and OSHA’s control of the investigation. TELG’s Nick Woodfield explained to Bloomberg Law that many of these cases, however, overlap with other laws, which may give whistleblowers more options — including the option to be represented by private counsel.
Age discrimination concerns are discussed following the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ prediction that more older people will be in the workforce in the future. TELG’s Tom Harrington spoke with Kiplinger about common patterns in age discrimination cases and gave some advice for people facing it.
Bloomberg Law and other media reported on the recent settlement of TELG's client, Julie Reed. Ms. Reed will receive almost the maximum share allowed in qui tam cases as a reward for her work on behalf of the U.S. government. She alleged her former employer, KeyPoint, was misrepresenting high-level security clearance investigations.
The Muse interviewed TELG principal Adam Augustine Carter on what to do when faced with a non-solicitation agreement or clause. Adam emphasized understanding the details and how enforceable an agreement may be in your state before signing – and suggested negotiating to get the most beneficial deal.
Mandates requiring the COVID-19 booster vaccine are cropping up around the country as government agencies, employers, and universities debate the possible benefits and backlash. The Pews Trust spoke with TELG managing principal R. Scott Oswald about the legality of private employers requiring the booster.
TELG principal R. Scott Oswald gives advice to HR professionals stuck between doing what’s legally right and what their higher-ups want them to do. Scott suggests consulting with the employee handbook, other executives in the organization, or even outside counsel.
At the 2021 conference for the Society for Human Resource Management, TELG principal R. Scott Oswald gave a presentation on how HR professionals can be at risk of individual liability when there's wrongdoing in the workplace. Scott explained to the audience that jurors typically believe that HR has a responsibility to act when presented with possible wrongdoing.