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Facebook Whistleblower: Social Media Giant is 'Tearing Our Societies Apart'

Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen is accusing her former company of "tearing our societies apart" in an interview with CBS' 60 Minutes. "The version of Facebook that exists today is tearing our societies apart and causing ethnic violence around the world," Haugen told 60 Minutes. She accused the social media giant of placing profit above the...

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How Should Employers Respond to Claims for Exemption from COVID-19 Vaccination Mandates?

If your company intends to institute a mandatory vaccination policy for its employees – or already has, you are almost certain to receive exemptions requests. Such requests can be based on medical grounds or based on the employee having recovered from a prior COVID-19 infection. Employees can also claim exemption based on religion. It is...

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Claiming a Religious Exemption (RE) from An Employer

Timing of a Claim of Religious Exemption Wait until the mandate is announced before claiming an exemption. A premature claim could put a target on your back unnecessarily. Also, if you wait until the policy is announced, you will have additional information about what the standard will be to approve REs. Look to see if there is...

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Tarrant County Hospital To Pay Over $3M To Settle Whistleblower Lawsuit

Tarrant County’s John Peter Smith Hospital (JPS) agreed to pay more than $3.3 million to settle allegations that it violated the False Claims Act by upcoding certain claims submitted to federal healthcare programs, Acting U.S. Attorney Prerak Shah announced last month. The settlement resolves a whistleblower suit filed in 2018 by JPS’s former Director of...

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What You Need to Know About Religious Vaccine Exemptions & Accommodations

In light of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine's recent approval by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), vaccination mandates are ramping up across the country. Employers and universities are requiring that people get the vaccine as a condition of continued employment or enrollment. For some, these mandates conflict with a sincerely held religious objection to the...

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How do I file a False Claims Act lawsuit?

Our whistleblower plaintiff attorneys explain how the legal process works Violations of the False Claims Act cost taxpayers billions of dollars each year. This is why private individuals, or whistleblowers, who report fraudulent spending of governing funding serve such a valuable role in our society. Each year, the federal Government recovers billions of dollars in...

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Appeals court upholds whistleblower qui tam lawsuit vs. IberiaBank

Whistleblower plaintiff attorney explains how the legal process works An appeals court recently upheld a lower court ruling against IberiaBank, which previously agreed to pay an $11.6 million fine to resolve allegations of violating the False Claims Act by falsely claiming they were complying with federal mortgage loan requirements, according to a recent court decision...

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Letters sent to Virginia colleges say mandatory COVID vaccine requirements should be revoked

If you're forced to get vaccinated without your consent, it can infringe on your personal, moral, and/or religious beliefs. It also violates your constitutional rights. Recently, colleges and universities in Virginia have implemented mandatory COVID-19 vaccination requirements for the thousands of students planning to return to campus this fall. In response, letters were sent from...

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Whistleblower program in peril after big payout

Fraud and corruption are too common in business and government. Rare is the person who will stand up against the powers-that-be when they engage in illegal activities, but one whistleblower program may be a victim of its own success. What happened? Whistleblower cashes in A big payout is causing big problems for the Commodity Futures...

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