Today on the Beasley Allen Report, host Gibson Vance interviews fellow Beasley Allen attorney Lance Gould about a number of employment laws, including the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and the False Claims Act. The Fair Labor Standards Act, originally passed in 1938, intends to prevent employers from taking advantage of their employees and establishes the basic rights of employees. The False Claims Act allows whistleblowers with firsthand knowledge of fraud, waste, or abuse of government funds. These employment laws go hand in hand when employers take advantage of workers.
For almost two decades as an attorney at Beasley Allen, Gould has focused his practice on consumer law, representing clients whose employers purposefully misclassify employees to avoid expenses or decline to pay overtime wages, training pay, workers compensation benefits, certain taxes and other employee benefits. Gould emphasizes the fact that companies are stealing taxpayer funds, which impacts programs funded by the government. Gibson and Gould also outline qui tam provisions of the False Claims Act and the Whistleblower Protection Act.