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October 2017 Archives

DOJ says mom and pop health care company committed Medicare fraud

Companies of all sizes may engage in business connected to government contracts. It is not only large, multi-national corporations that seek reimbursements for providing health care services or goods. The Department of Justice announced earlier this month that it is joining a lawsuit filed against a husband and wife team who allegedly ran a dramatic scheme to overbill Medicare for services through a process commonly referred to as “upcoding,” according to the Chicago Tribune.

#MeToo stories fueling resistance to sexual harassment in the workplace

In the wake of revelations about film producer Harvey Weinstein, millions of women across America have been sharing their stories about sexual harassment in the workplace. Many of the experiences have been shared under the hashtag #MeToo.

Harvey Weinstein fired amid sexual harassment allegations

It is not easy to come forward and tell the world about inappropriate workplace behavior. But in the past few days, we have again seen the power of truth-telling and how it can quickly start the process of righting wrongs. Legendary film producer Harvey Weinstein was recently ousted as head of the famous Weinstein Company he co-founded amid damning reports of years of abuse and sexual harassment of employees and others.

Federal appeals court limits extended FMLA leave accommodations

If you are injured or ill and can't immediately return to work after using all of your FMLA (Family and Medical Leave Act) leave, can your employer fire you? A federal appeals court ruling indicates that your employer might be required to grant you an accommodation of some extra days or weeks, but not two months or more.

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