Practices


July 30 observed as National Whistleblower Appreciation Day

July 30, 2015 - Two years ago, the U.S. Senate unanimously declared July 30, 2013 as “National Whistleblower Appreciation Day” to call attention to the men and women who risk their careers,... Read More


Employee vs. independent contractor: Uber lawsuit sparks FLSA employment law debate

July 13, 2015 - Uber and American employment law have been butting heads over how to classify the innovative ride-hailing service’s drivers in accordance to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) – 1099... Read More


Beasley Allen principal Larry Golston speaks on wrongful termination, workplace discrimination

July 7, 2015 - Larry Golston has worked primarily on cases involving whistleblower litigation, retaliation, wage & hour litigation, sexual harassment, employment discrimination, business fraud and class... Read More


Proposed expansion of overtime benefits expected to take effect in 2016

July 1, 2015 - Millions of Americans earning salaries of less than $50,400 per year will be entitled to overtime pay under a new plan the U.S. Department of Labor and the Obama Administration will propose... Read More


PharMerica settles whistleblower complaint for $31.5 million

May 20, 2015 - PharMerica Corporation has agreed to pay the U.S. $31.5 million to settle allegations contained in a whistleblower’s False Claims Act lawsuit that it overbilled the federal government for... Read More


Beasley Allen attorneys define the FLSA, False Claims Act and Whistleblower Protection Act

April 9, 2015 - Today on the Beasley Allen Report, host Gibson Vance interviews fellow Beasley Allen attorney Lance Gould about the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Read More


The Fair Labor Standards Act ensures workers’ rights

January 26, 2015 - Lance Gould focuses on collective actions involving the FLSA, representing clients whose employers purposefully misclassify employees to avoid expenses or decline paying overtime wages,... Read More


Health care fraud involving pharmacies, benefit managers opens new front for whistleblower litigation under False Claims Act

August 14, 2014 - An expansion of Medicare Part D and Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act and the more complex rules for prescription drug reimbursement that go along with them have opened up a new front... Read More


Whistleblower actions gaining momentum within the SEC

June 26, 2014 - Whistleblowers who reported securities law violations to federal regulators received a total of $14 million in rewards in fiscal year 2013, making it a historic year for the U.S. Securities... Read More


SEC Whistleblower complaints, rewards increasing as employees report financial industry fraud

May 21, 2014 - Public companies will see a new surge of legal action stemming from whistleblower complaints brought to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) since passage of the 2010 Dodd-Frank... Read More


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