Archive for April, 2012

DOJ Files Complaint Against Arizona Home Depot For Firing National Guard Soldier

The DOJ’s complaint against Home Depot in Flagstaff, Arizona, alleges that the retailer violated the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act of 1994 (USERRA) when they fired California Army National Guard Soldier, Brian Bailey. Brian Bailey was a department supervisor for the store. He also is an Iraq war veteran. Due to his National […]

Affordable Care Act Fighting Fraud

SOURCE: www.hhs.gov New tools provided by the Affordable Care Act to fight health care fraud.  As a result of Affordable Care Act provisions: Criminals face tougher sentences for health care fraud, 20-50 percent longer for crimes that involve more than $1 million in losses; Contractors that police Medicare for waste, fraud, and abuse will expand […]

Defunct California Construction Company Ordered To Restore Money To Employee Retirement Plan

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) filed a lawsuit against Fresno-based Explore General Inc. and Jaime M. Gonzalez, alleging that they failed to pay the required fringe benefits to the company’s 401(k) profit-sharing plan and breached their fiduciary duties under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA). The lawsuit was based on an investigation by […]

Americans With Disabilities Settlement with Trinity Health Care Systems

The Justice Department filed a lawsuit along with a settlement in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Iowa.  DOJ alleged that Trinity Health Systems violated the American’s with Disabilities Act when they did not provide appropriate auxiliary aids and services (including sign language interpreter services) to deaf patients at Trinity Medical Center. […]