Recently the District of Columbia asked a Washington federal court to grant summary judgment in its favor in a False Claims Act lawsuit that was brought nearly a decade ago by Theresa Weston Saunders, a former employee in its Office of the Chief Technology Officer. According to the motion, Saunders failed to show how the … Continue reading
Six current and former employees of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) filed a federal lawsuit against the agency in January, alleging that high-level officials within the FDA intercepted their private correspondence to effectively interfere with their ability to “blow the whistle” on government misconduct. In 2008, FDA employees, including scientists, experts and physicians, started … Continue reading
Early last week, the Obama Administration released a proposed budget for fiscal year 2013. Many believe President Obama’s final budget request has no likelihood of passing, but will serve as a line in the sand for the upcoming presidential campaign. Regardless, examining the proposed budget can shed light on current labor and employment trends. It … Continue reading
The American University Labor & Employment Forum has published its second volume, issue 1. The full issue can be found here.
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has ordered AirTran Airways, a subsidiary of Dallas, Texas-based Southwest Airlines Co., to reinstate a former pilot who was fired after reporting numerous mechanical concerns. The agency also has ordered that the pilot be paid more than $1 million in back wages plus interest and … Continue reading