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Five Correia & Puth, PLLC lawyers named to 2021 Best Lawyers® in Washington, D.C. list

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Correia & Puth, PLLC is pleased to announce that five lawyers have been included in the 2021 Edition of The Best Lawyers in Washington, D.C. Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Best Lawyers has published their …

The Sixth Circuit Rules that the False Claims Act Prohibits Post-Employment Retaliation

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On March 31, 2021, the Sixth Circuit held in United States ex. rel. Felten v. William Beaumont Hospital that the False Claims Act’s (“FCA”) anti-retaliation provision prohibits an employer from engaging in post-termination retaliation. Importantly, this decision creates a split …

Newest Pandemic Relief Law Temporarily Pays COBRA Healthcare Premiums for Terminated Employees

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In addition to infusing financial stimulus to help restart the economy and provide financial support for pandemic recovery, the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) enables eligible individuals to receive COBRA benefits without paying any premiums. COBRA – the Consolidated Omnibus …

Judge Dismisses Retaliatory Lawsuit Brought Against SEC Whistleblower

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On Monday, March 8, 2021, U.S. District Judge J. Philip Calabrese dismissed a lawsuit brought by FirstEnergy Corp. and Clearsulting LLC against a former employee, Michael Pircio. FirstEnergy and Clearsulting sued Mr. Pircio after he provided incriminating documents to the …

Not All Bad News: Major Wins for Whistleblowers in 2020

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The last several months of 2020 marked a new highwater mark for enforcement and reform of whistleblower protection laws. Not only were there record-breaking whistleblower awards in 2020, but Congress ended the year by passing bipartisan legislation that created and …

DC Passes New Law to Ban Non-Competition Agreements in DC

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The District of Columbia Council voted 12-0 to approve the Ban on Non-Compete Agreements Amendment Act of 2020 (B23-0494) on December 15, 2020, and Mayor Bowser signed the bill on January 11, 2021. The bill, which prohibits the use and …

Congress Extends Some Protections for Workers During the Pandemic

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The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 (CAA, 2021) was signed into law on December 27, 2020. The CAA, a $2.3 trillion spending bill for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2021, has important implications for employees by extending certain protections enacted …

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