Month: May 2017

Under NYC’s Freelance Isn’t Free Act, Freelance Workers Can Recover for Late/Unpaid Wages and Retaliation

On May 15, 2017, the Freelance Isn’t Free Act went into effect in New York City, providing freelance workers with a statutory basis to recover in court for late or unpaid wages, retaliation, or other violations of the Act. Subject to a few exceptions, the Act applies to any individual (regardless of immigration status) who is hired as an independent…

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Non-Competes: Can My Employer Stop Me From Taking a New Job?

Finance professionals, executives, salespeople, pharmaceutical professionals, information technology professionals, and others today face an increased number of employer-issued restrictions on their right to continue working after they leave their job. For employees, these provisions, often called “non-competes” can have devastating consequences. Read to the letter, these provisions may purport to stop employees from working in the same field or with…

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Supreme Court Update: Justices Send Racially “Packed” Voting Districts Packing

The Supreme Court handed a major victory to voting rights plaintiffs on May 22, with a decision that struck down the boundaries of two congressional districts in North Carolina as impermissibly effecting race discrimination.  Cooper v. Harris, with a majority decision written by Justice Kagan, takes aim at the practice of diluting the power of minority voters by “packing” them into concentrated voting districts.…

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Medicare Advantage Organizations Under Fire for Fraudulent Conduct

Medicare Advantage, or Medicare Part C, is a government-funded healthcare program that contracts with private health insurers in order to provide Medicare benefits to Americans over the age of 65. The program covers about 18 million seniors. The private insurance companies, or Medicare Advantage Organizations, submit bids to CMS offering to insure members at a specified rate. The Government pays…

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Lessons on Women’s Economic Progress and Policies from the Fed Chair

Janet Yellen, Chair of the Federal Reserve and arguably the most powerful woman in the world, is best known for her role in U.S. monetary policy.  But in a recent speech, she tackled a totally different subject – women’s economic progress over the past century.  Her speech, So We All Can Succeed: 125 Years of Women’s Participation in the Economy, is a…

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What Are My Rights as an Employee Under the New York City Human Rights Law?

Employees around the country who are being discriminated against on a prohibited basis, such as sex or race, may bring race discrimination, sex discrimination, age discrimination, and disability discrimination claims in federal court under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the Equal Pay Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, and Americans with Disabilities Act. But employees who work…

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Sanford Heisler Sharp Requests Sanctions for Destruction of Electronically Stored Information in Bon Secours False Claims Lawsuit

Posted May 1st, 2017. Witness corroborates Relator’s claims that senior staff forged doctors’ signatures, doctors confirm their signatures were forged For more information, contact Jamie Moss, newsPRos,201-493-1027, [email protected] May 1, 2017, New York, NY – June Raffington’s long-running False Claims Act lawsuit against Bon Secours and its affiliates—United States of America et al. v. Bon Secours New York Health System, Inc.,…

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