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The Life Care Centers of America has agreed to pay $145 million in a settlement this past week, including a whistleblower award of $29 million. The company was accused of overbilling government operated healthcare programs for unreasonable and unnecessary…
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Employees at Wells Fargo are now speaking out against the company in regards to unpaid wages. These hourly employees allege that in order to reach the unattainable sales goals set by the company, managers would force them to stay late and make cold calls…
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Car dealerships are a commonplace for negotiating deals, however, over the last couple of years sales representatives have been realizing they might actually be the ones getting the short end of those transactions. Two former sales representatives at Star…
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Wells Fargo Ordered to Pay $185 Million The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau recently caught Wells Fargo setting up more than 2 million fake accounts that its customers hadn’t asked for in order to try and reach product sales goals. After being fined…
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Even without the violation of any wage laws, we can agree that restaurant workers don’t have it easy. When these wage laws are broken, hard working employees are further exploited, at times causing their wages to sink below minimum wage.  Luckily, there…
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Saving for your future is what “they” tell you to do.  So when your place of employment sets you up in a retirement savings plan, the assumption is that the 401(k) plan is there to benefit you. However, lately, individuals at even the most prestigious…
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Telemarketing calls or spam calls as we call them, have been invading our homes, interrupting our dinners and blowing up our cell phones for decades now. As smart phones, computers and tablet devices have grown in popularity, telemarketing communications…
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In the last couple of years there has been an explosion in filming throughout New York City almost daily. Crew members like production assistants can be seen running around, helping shut down traffic or detour pedestrians. They weave through the city…
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Misclassifying the FLSA Status A dirty secret in the employment world is that there are very few true independent contractors. That being said, legitimate employees have a number of rights and protections under the law. As an employee, many aspects of…
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Fitapelli & Schaffer, LLP is investigating claims against New York car dealerships. After successfully resolving a multi-million dollar unpaid wage case against The Major Automotive Companies, one of New York’s largest dealerships, our firm has found that…
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