Legal Roundup

FLORIDA OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL: Florida Helps Secure Multimillion Recovery Following Health Care Fraud Investigation

By Florida Office of the Attorney General | Mar 18, 2019

Attorney General Ashley Moody’s Office helped secure a multimillion-dollar recovery following an investigation into a multistate health care fraud scheme.

FLORIDA OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL: Attorney General Moody Sponsors Resolution Recognizing Women’s History Month

By Florida Office of the Attorney General | Mar 18, 2019

Attorney General Ashley Moody presented a resolution to the Governor and Florida Cabinet recognizing March as Women’s History Month in Florida.

DEPARTMENT OF LABOR: U.s. Department of Labor Investigation Results in South Florida Assisted Living Facility Paying $103,389 in Back Wages to 20 Employees

By U.S.Department of Labor | Mar 18, 2019

After an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division (WHD), Paradise Villa Retirement Home Inc. – operator of five South Florida assisted living facilities – has paid $103,389 in back wages to 20 employees for violating minimum wage, overtime, and recordkeeping provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

DEPARTMENT OF LABOR: U.s. Department of Labor Investigation Results in Florida Laundry Service Paying $60,863 in Back Wages to 15 Employees

By U.S.Department of Labor | Mar 18, 2019

After an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD), Crown Linen LLC – based in Orlando, Florida – will pay $60,863 in back wages to 15 employees for violations of the overtime and recordkeeping provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

DEPARTMENT OF LABOR: U.s. Department of Labor Investigation Results in Florida Farm Paying $18,844 in Back Wages to 14 Employees for Wage Violations

By U.S.Department of Labor | Mar 18, 2019

After an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division (WHD), Lake Meadow Naturals LLC – an agricultural employer based in Ocoee, Florida – has paid $18,844 in back wages to 14 employees for violating overtime, recordkeeping, and child labor provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

ATTORNEY'S OFFICE OF FLORIDA: U.S. Attorney’s Office Hosts Second Annual Reentry Simulation

By U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of Florida | Mar 11, 2019

Ariana Fajardo Orshan, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Florida, Jeri Muoio, Mayor of the City of West Palm Beach, Stephanie Sejnoha, Public Safety Director of the Palm Beach County Public Safety Department, Steve Craig, President and Chief Executive Officer of CareerSource of Palm Beach County, and Willie Bentley, Northwest Community Center Director for the Salvation Army, announced the successful completion of the second annual Reentry Simulation held at the Salvation Army’s Northwest Community Center.

FLORIDA OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL: Attorney General Moody Announces Senior Protection Team to Fight Fraud and Abuse

By Florida Office of the Attorney General | Mar 11, 2019

Attorney General Ashley Moody today announced Florida’s Senior Protection Team, an intra-agency group of experts working together to fight fraud and abuse.

DEPARTMENT OF LABOR: U.s. District Court Sentences Investment Advisor to Prison and Orders Payment of $1,636,604 in Restitution for Pension Fraud

By U.S.Department of Labor | Mar 11, 2019

After a U.S. Department of Labor Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) investigation of a multi-million dollar pension trust fraud.

DEPARTMENT OF LABOR: U.s. Department of Labor Investigation Results in South Florida Construction Company Paying $102,088 in Back Wages to 79 Employees

By U.S.Department of Labor | Mar 11, 2019

After an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division (WHD), Rivera Services Group Inc. – a construction labor provider based in Pompano Beach, Florida – has paid $102,088 in back wages to 79 employees for violating overtime and recordkeeping provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

DEPARTMENT OF LABOR: U.s. Department of Labor Investigation Results in Florida Company Paying $41,677 in Back Wages to 111 Employees

By U.S.Department of Labor | Mar 11, 2019

After an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division (WHD), Fast Frontier LLC – based in St. Petersburg, Florida, and operating as Cricket Wireless – has paid $41,677 in back wages to 111 employees for violating the minimum wage, overtime, and recordkeeping requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) at 54 locations in Florida, Mississippi, and Louisiana.

MASTERSON HOAG SMITH PA: Team Masterson Proudly Participated in PanCAN’s Purple Stride run/walk

By Masterson, Hoag & Smith, P.A. | Mar 5, 2019

Masterson, Hoag & Smith, P.A. is a proud supporter of the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (PanCAN).

BANKER LOPEZ GASSLER PA: Tampa Bay Business Journal Best Places To Work 2019 Honoree List Is Here!

By Banker Lopez Gassler P.A. | Mar 5, 2019

For the 8th year in a row, we have made the Tampa Bay Business Journal's Best Places to Work honoree list.

VERNIS & BOWLING: Vernis & Bowling Sponsors Fl Bar Wc Forum

By Vernis & Bowling | Mar 5, 2019

Vernis & Bowling is proud to sponsor the 2019 Florida Bar Workers’ Compensation Forum.

ATTORNEY'S OFFICE OF FLORIDA: West Palm Beach Investment Advisor Ordered to Pay Over $1 Million in Restitution for Fraud Scheme

By U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of Florida | Mar 5, 2019

On February 26, 2019, a West Palm Beach, Florida, investment advisor was ordered to pay over $1 million in restitution for his involvement in a pension trust fraud scheme.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMMISSION: USA Parking Services to Pay $150,000 to Settle EEOC Disability Discrimination Lawsuit

By U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission | Mar 4, 2019

USA Parking Services, Inc., a hospitality industry-focused valet and parking company, will pay $150,000 to settle the disability discrimination lawsuit brought by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the federal agency announced.

OFFICE OF THE PUBLIC AFFAIRS: South Florida Patient Recruiter Convicted For Role In $600,000 Health Care Kickback Scheme

By Uic-Office of Public Affairs | Feb 27, 2019

A federal jury found a South Florida patient recruiter guilty today for her role in a scheme involving approximately $600,000 in Medicare claims for home health care that were procured through the payment of kickbacks.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMMISSION: Christini’s Ristorante Italiano to Pay $80,000 to Settle EEOC Sexual Harassment / Retaliation Lawsuit

By U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission | Feb 26, 2019

Christini's Ristorante Italiano, an Italian restaurant located in Orlando's "Restaurant Row," has agreed to pay $80,000 and furnish other relief to settle a sexual harassment and retaliation lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the federal agency announced.

ATTORNEY'S OFFICE OF FLORIDA: Fort Myers Body Armor Manufacturer Agrees To Pay $900,000 To Settle Civil Claims Concerning Its Eligibility To Participate In Federal Small Business Contracting Program

By U.S. Attorney's Office for the Middle District of Florida | Feb 25, 2019

United States Attorney Maria Chapa Lopez announces that Survival Armor, Inc. has agreed to pay $900,000 to the United States to resolve allegations that it wrongfully obtained a five-year small business set-aside contract with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security by misrepresenting its company size.

DEPARTMENT OF LABOR: U.S. Department of labor investigation results in Florida tomato packing company paying $87,920 to 109 employees in back wages

By U.S. Department of Labor | Feb 25, 2019

After an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division (WHD), Utopia Fresh South LLC – operating as Taylor & Fulton Packing LLC in Palmetto, Florida – has paid $87,920 in back wages to 109 employees for violating overtime and recordkeeping requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

DEPARTMENT OF LABOR: U.s. Department of Labor Investigation Results in Florida Warrantee Company Paying $89,866 in Back Wages to 138 Employees for Overtime Violations

By U.S. Department of Labor | Feb 25, 2019

After an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division (WHD), Advanced Marketing & Processing Inc. – a warrantee insurance company based in Clearwater, Florida – has paid $89,866 in back wages to 138 employees for violations of the overtime and recordkeeping provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

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