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DOL Issues Final Overtime Rule Increasing The White-Collar Employee Salary Threshold. Employers Have Until January 1, 2020 To Change Payroll Practices.
The Department of Labor ("DOL") unveiled the final version of its overtime exemption rule (the "Rule"), which sets the annual salary threshold for exempt employees to qualify for the Fair Labor Standards Act's
United States
8 Oct 2019
Updated Voluntary Disclosure Practice Rules
On September 28, the IRS ended its 2014 Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program
United States
22 Jan 2019
Cybersecurity Update: First SEC Enforcement Action Involving The Identity Theft Red Flags Rule Results In Settlement
On September 26, 2018, the Securities and Exchange Commission announced that a settlement was reached in its first enforcement action involving the Identity Theft Red Flags Rule (the "Red Flags Rule").
United States
18 Dec 2018
The Trump Administration Proposes A Budget Increase To Fight Healthcare Fraud
The Trump administration proposed a budget increase of 19 million to aid in the fight against health care fraud. This showcases the continued (and heightened) importance of anti-fraud programs, especially compared to the suggested $18 billion ...
United States
26 Feb 2018
Reminders For The 2018 Tax Filing (And Phishing) Season
The Internal Revenue Service periodically reminds taxpayers and tax professionals to be careful in responding to fraudulent contacts using the IRS name or logo in telephone calls, unsolicited facsimiles ...
United States
1 Feb 2018
Bricks Through Windows, Protection Tax Schemes, And Early Dismissal Of Civil RICO Claims
Toward the end of HBO's legendary television series, The Sopranos, a classic racketeering scheme is presented.
United States
14 Jun 2017
Preventing Overpayments From becoming False Claims
Overpayments to healthcare providers receiving Medicare reimbursements are at risk of civil and criminal enforcement action if not attuned to a particular reimbursement rule and diligent...
United States
6 Jun 2017
HR, Payroll, Finance Department Beware: Renewed IRS W-2 Phishing Scam Alert
The Internal Revenue Service and other agencies recently issued an urgent reminder Alert warning of a sophisticated scam to obtain confidential information and in some cases, fraudulent cash wire...
United States
17 Feb 2017
Freedom Of Information Act: The Personal Privacy Of Criminal Suspects
In ESPN, Inc. v. Michigan State University, the Michigan Court of Appeals issued an important decision regarding incident reports of uncharged crimes.
United States
17 Nov 2015
OIG Fraud Alert Regarding Physician Compensation Arrangements: What You Need To Know
The OIG has adopted various "safe harbors" to the Anti-Kickback statute, which create a presumption of legality for arrangements that meet their criteria.
United States
25 Aug 2015
Qui Tam Lawsuits And The Statute Of Limitations
In Kellogg Brown & Root Services, Inc. v. United States ex rel. Carter, 575 U.S. ____) (2015), Justice Alito stated "[t]he False Claims Act's qui tam provisions present many interpretive challenges."
United States
25 Aug 2015
Criminal Antitrust Fines In 2014 Among Highest Ever
On January 22, the DOJ Antitrust Division issued a press release detailing the results of its criminal antitrust enforcement program for fiscal year 2014 (which ended September 30, 2014).
United States
2 Mar 2015
Insurance Antitrust Legal News: March 2015 • Volume 4, Number 2
Early into the 114th Congress, multiple bills have already been introduced that would repeal the insurance industry’s limited antitrust exemption granted by the McCarran-Ferguson Act.
United States
2 Mar 2015
The Fight Against Counterfeit Products In Canada Just Got Easier
Canada’s new Combating Counterfeit Products Act officially took effect on January 1, 2015.
United States
26 Jan 2015
U.S. Sentencing Commission Weighing Recommendation To Increase In Criminal Antitrust Penalties
The United States Sentencing Commission issued a request for comments regarding whether the guidelines for calculating antitrust fines should be modified.
United States
4 Sep 2014
Healthcare Legal News: July 2014 - Volume 4, Number 2
The advent of federally subsidized private pay health insurance under the ACA has the potential to expand the application of the federal anti-kickback statute.
United States
9 Jul 2014
HHS Heat Initiative Continues Fraud Crackdown
A number of recent cases demonstrate HHS' Health Care Fraud Prevention and Enforcement Action Team's success in cracking down on healthcare provider fraud.
United States
8 Jul 2014
Uptick In DOJ Antitrust Division Criminal Fines
The DOJ Antitrust Division obtained over $1 billion in criminal fines in fiscal year 2013 (October 1, 2012 – September 30, 2013).
United States
3 Jul 2014
Impact Of Illegality Of Payment Arrangement Under Stark Law On Payment For Services Provided By Referring Physician
A recent case points out the dangers in using the fraud and abuse laws to justify a healthcare provider's failure to pay for services rendered by a referral source.
United States
17 Feb 2012
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