Whistleblower Activity Drives False Claims Act Suits in 2019Companies that work with the federal government (think government contracts, grant funding, and Medicare and Medicaid reimbursements) need to stay up to date on the federal False Claims Act (FCA). Employee whistleblowers continue to use the FCA as one of their prime tools to bring actions against their employers. In 2019, whistleblowers filed 636 new

Update: Maximum Ending for Alabama Minimum Wage Suit? Eleventh Circuit Affirms Lower Court’s Dismissal of Case Dealing with Inflation of Minimum Wage, But Is It the End?Ever wonder what happened with the minimum wage fight that has been going on between Alabama and Birmingham? Well, here is the latest — the full panel on the Eleventh Circuit has now spoken: the district court rightly dismissed the lawsuit against Alabama’s governor and attorney general alleging discrimination in the state’s minimum wage law. 

We’ve posted on this topic several times before but the battle between independent contractors and employees continues.

Here’s a brief refresher on the basics of why proper classification of employees as independent contractors or employees matters:

  • Employees (not independent contractors) are entitled to workers’ compensation and unemployment benefits.
  • Employees (not independent contractors) have taxes withheld