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January 2017 Archives

Ambulance service settles Medicare fraud lawsuit for $12.7 million

The high cost of health care has been a hot topic in the media, at the water cooler and in homes throughout the Milwaukee area for some time now. Some people who work in the health care industry may feel the need to defend the industry during these public debates. At the same time, however, health care fraud has cost taxpayers an exorbitant amount of money. The Department of Justice (DOJ) says that since January 2009 the agency has recovered nearly $20 billion, thanks in large part to whistleblowers who have come forward with evidence of fraud against federal health care programs.

Financial services giant accused of gender discrimination

JPMorgan Chase & Co. is said to be the biggest banker in the United States. Its 22-story Chase Tower sits along the river in downtown Milwaukee. However, the financial services giant is facing allegations that it paid at least 93 female tech workers less than it paid similar male employees, according to a Department of Labor complaint.

FMLA benefits clarified by court for Milwaukee employer

The U.S. 7th Circuit Court of Appeals recently delivered a series of setbacks to a Milwaukee company. Not only did the court uphold a jury's verdict against Miller Compressing Company, but it also ruled that the plaintiff's attorney fees must be paid.

Does the ADA protect workers with mental health conditions?

Milwaukee employers and employees alike generally understand that the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 prohibits workplace discrimination based on physical limitations. But does the ADA also protect workers with mental conditions from discrimination and harassment?

Rest easy: Medicare fraud stopped by whistleblower

Some readers of our Milwaukee employment law blog might sleep better tonight after reading about a recent whistleblower settlement. The $2.6 million agreement resolves allegations of Medicare fraud in a False Claims Act lawsuit filed against the owners of a chain of sleep clinics.

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