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How the False Claims Act protects whistleblowers

If you see wrongdoing at your company, you might understandably be hesitant to report it to your superiors or the authorities. Throughout recent history, many of those who report fraud, corruption or illegal activity at their places of employment have suffered negative consequences. These whistleblowers might have been demoted, transferred to an unfavorable facility, lost benefits or lost their jobs. Some have even been threatened with jail or been made to feel as if their lives were at risk. You and other Georgia residents should be able to right a wrong without having to fear the consequences.

Stand up to sexual harassment in the workplace

With many claims of sexual harassment against powerful men in Hollywood and politics having surfaced in the news, now is a watershed moment for reporting such incidents. If you have been sexually harassed in the workplace, you do not have to stay silent; there are many things you can do to stand up to this type of behavior.

Are you eligible for FMLA leave?

The Family and Medical Leave Act protects certain American workers from losing their jobs for taking time off to tend to their own health issues or those of a loved one. Whether you are able to take advantage of FMLA depends on several factors, including how long you have worked for your company and how many other workers your place of business currently employs.

3 frequently asked questions about paternity leave for fathers

As a soon-to-be father, you might be wondering if you are going to be able to take time off work. You want to spend quality time with your newborn child and your partner. The Family and Medical Leave Act allows many new fathers to get time away from employment. But you might have some concerns about your eligibility and whether it will hurt your career. 

Touching at work is not always OK in the absence of a “no”

Sexual harassment takes many forms. For example, it can include emailing obscene images to a co-worker or making sexual comments. However, the phrase “no means no” may erroneously lead some people to conclude that in the absence of a “no,” the other person is fine with comments, emails, touching and the like.

3 tips for new physicians to avoid lawsuits

You have completed medical school and are about to become a physician. After years of hard work, it is finally time to do the work you are passionate about, but now you must minimize your exposures regarding Stark Law. If you are not careful, your referral processes could put you at risk for lawsuits.