WHISTLEBLOWER AWARDED $631,200 IN MEDICARE FRAUD CASE

On behalf of Robin Perkins of Perkins Asbill, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Whistleblowers on Wednesday, November 16, 2016. A respiratory therapist in Fresno County was working at a sleep medicine center when she noticed what she believed to be Medicare fraud happening at [...]

5 FAQS ON WORKPLACE RETALIATION AND WHISTLEBLOWER PROTECTIONS

On behalf of Robin Perkins of Perkins Asbill, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Whistleblowers on Wednesday, June 28, 2017. Most employment in the U.S is at "at will." An employer can generally fire an employee at any time, unless there is a contract that [...]

5 TIPS FOR WHISTLEBLOWERS BEFORE THEY ACT

On behalf of Robin Perkins of Perkins Asbill, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Whistleblowers on Friday, March 24, 2017. Are you really ready to blow the whistle on your employer's illegal activities? It's time to have a good, hard look at what you're about [...]

WHISTLEBLOWERS ARE OFTEN PORTRAYED AS MENTALLY ILL IN RETALIATION

On behalf of Robin Perkins of Perkins Asbill, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Whistleblowers on Friday, March 3, 2017. Whistleblowers have to have a lot of courage to step forward and expose the ugly underside of their employing institutions—and most do so knowing that [...]

3 THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT QUI TAM ACTIONS

On behalf of Robin Perkins of Perkins Asbill, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Whistleblowers on Thursday, January 19, 2017. A qui tam action is a type of civil lawsuit brought by a private individual, alleging that an individual or business has been defrauding the [...]

WHISTLEBLOWERS WHO MAKE INTERNAL REPORTS ARE ALSO PROTECTED

On behalf of Robin Perkins of Perkins Asbill, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Whistleblowers on Tuesday, January 3, 2017. Thanks to changes in 2014 to the laws protecting whistleblowers in California, employees who report suspected violations of federal or state laws to their bosses, [...]

ASSEMBLY BILL 1509: EXTENDS WHISTLEBLOWER PROTECTIONS TO FAMILY

On behalf of Robin Perkins of Perkins Asbill, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Whistleblowers on Friday, December 16, 2016. Whistleblower laws are designed to protect people who come forward with information about misconduct or illegal activities in the workplace. They're designed to encourage people [...]

WHISTLEBLOWING DOES HAVE CONSEQUENCES

On behalf of Robin Perkins of Perkins Asbill, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Whistleblowers on Friday, August 12, 2016. If you are a protected whistleblower, your employer is usually not allowed to take retaliatory action against you. But that doesn't mean whistleblowing doesn't come [...]

UNDERSTANDING WHISTLEBLOWER PROTECTIONS UNDER SARBANES-OXLEY

On behalf of Robin Perkins of Perkins Asbill, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Whistleblowers on Friday, July 22, 2016. The federal Sarbanes-Oxley Act was passed in 2002 and has come to be known as SOX in business environments. SOX addresses fraudulent financial activity in [...]

FOUR TIPS FOR POTENTIAL WHISTLEBLOWERS

On behalf of Robin Perkins of Perkins Asbill, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Whistleblowers on Friday, June 17, 2016. You've found shady practices at your company -- things that you think break the law or cause unfair treatment for employees that could violate federal [...]