Murphy Anderson Whistleblower Receives SEC Award for Exposing Ponzi Scheme

- August 12, 2022

Murphy Anderson successfully obtained an SEC whistleblower award for a client who exposed a Ponzi scheme that defrauded $28.6 million from investors. The client will receive a bounty equal to 30% of the monetary sanctions recovered by the government, the maximum percentage allowed by the SEC whistleblower program rules.

Jason Veny presents at NYU Conference

- June 8, 2022

On June 8, Jason Veny spoke at the 74th Annual NYU Conference on Labor & Employment: Initiatives of the Biden Administration at NYU School of Law. He presented on sectoral bargaining and new forms of union organizing, particularly since the pandemic and under the Biden Administration.

Mark Hanna Quoted on Washington State Independent Contractor Law

- May 13, 2022

Murphy Anderson partner Mark Hanna was quoted in a Law360 article that Washington State’s new hybrid worker classification law creates a “permanent underclass” of workers.

Jason Veny Speaks on Diversity and Covid Issues at Penn State Arbitration Law Review Panel

- April 29, 2022

Murphy Anderson Partner Jason Veny and Communications Workers of America General Counsel Angela Thompson spoke at the Penn State Arbitration Law Review’s annual symposium on April 20th, 2022.

Murphy Anderson to Receive Washington Lawyers Committee Outstanding Achievement Award

- April 12, 2022

Murphy Anderson PLLC will receive a Washington Lawyers Committee Outstanding Achievement Award at the Committee’s annual Brandon Awards Luncheon on Wednesday, June 1.

Murphy Anderson lawyers represent Ohio whistleblower in Medicaid home healthcare company fraud settlement

- March 11, 2022

Academy Health Services Inc., an Ohio in-home nursing healthcare provider, agreed to pay $500,000 to the government and cease operations as part of a settlement of a False Claims Act case brought by a Murphy Anderson client.

Murphy Anderson Partner Mark Hanna says Remote Work Policies Raise Misclassification Risk

- March 10, 2022

Working from home does not convert employees into independent contractor. Unless they are already exempt “white collar” employees, employees that work remotely are eligible for overtime and must be paid the applicable minimum wage.

Jason Veny presents at ABA committee

- March 1, 2022

Jason Veny addressed the application of the Wright Line analysis at the Committee on Development of the Law Under the NLRA (DLL) Midwater Meeting in Kauai, Hawaii.

Jason Veny moderates ABA panel on systemic bias in corporate hiring

- February 15, 2022

Jason Veny moderated an ABA panel on "AI and Employment Decisions: Systemic Bias Inside the Corporate Black Box."

Murphy Anderson files amicus brief for NELA in NLRB independent contractor case

- January 28, 2022

Murphy Anderson filed an amicus brief for the National Employment Lawyers Association on January 28, 2022 with the NLRB in Atlanta Opera, 10-RC-276292, in which the Board asked for comment on the Board's test distinguishing independent contractors from employees.

Mark Hanna testifies in Virginia Senate Committee in favor of Virginia Human Rights Act Fix

- January 19, 2022

Murphy Anderson attorney Mark Hanna testified in favor of SB494 in the Virginia Senate General Laws Committee. The bill provides clarity for Virginia employees and employers under the employment law protections of the Virginia Human Rights Act.

Jason Veny Profiled Speaker on Social Justice and Labor Movement in National Black Law Student Association and UDC Panels

- January 13, 2022

Jason Veny presented on “Working in the Labor Movement to Advance Social and Racial Justice” at a Union Lawyers Alliance panel in collaboration with the National Black Law Students Association.

Murphy Anderson Lawyers File SCOTUS Amicus Brief in Vaccine Mandate Case

- December 27, 2021

Murphy Anderson lawyers Michael Anderson, Mark Hanna and Adam Breihan filed an amicus brief in the Supreme Court on behalf of the National Employment Lawyers Association and Jobs with Justice Education Fund.

EDVA Approves Settlement in FLSA Meal Break Case

- December 14, 2021

Magistrate Judge Buchanan in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia today approved a settlement in Mendoza v. Cardinal Multi Services. The case sought to recover unpaid wages for work allegedly performed during sham meal breaks and before shifts on behalf of a group of construction workers.

Jason Veny and Mark Hanna present at 15th annual ABA Labor and Employment Law Conference

- November 14, 2021

Murphy Anderson attorneys Jason Veny and Mark Hanna were panelists in Las Angeles at the Fifteenth Annual ABA Labor and Employment Law Conference, the premier conference that brings union, management, government and neutrals in the labor and employment law fields.

Mark Hanna and Nicolas Mendoza speak at Taxpayers Against Fraud conference

- October 18, 2021

Murphy Anderson attorneys Mark Hanna and Nicolas Mendoza spoke on panels concerning Covid fraud and cybersecurity fraud.

Construction company settles for more than $1 million in damages

- September 14, 2021

Murphy Anderson, the Public Justice Center, and the Washington Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs announce that they have settled case alleging unpaid wages and employment discrimination against a construction company.

Murphy Anderson Welcomes Temitope Aladetimi

- September 7, 2021

Murphy Anderson would like to welcome Temitope Aladetimi as our American Postal Workers Union fellow.

D.C. Circuit Win in Organizing Agreement Case

- August 3, 2021

The D.C. Circuit held that the Supreme Court’s expansive approach to arbitration – which corporations like AT&T routinely invoke against consumers and individual employees – foreclosed AT&T’s attempt to avoid arbitration with the Union.

Mark Hanna Urges Biden Administration to Clarify Wage and Hour Exemption Rules

- June 25, 2021

Murphy Anderson’s Mark Hanna was quoted in a Law360 article examining overtime exemptions within the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

Senate Confirms Former Murphy Anderson Attorney Anton Hajjar to the Postal Board of Governors

- May 28, 2021

On May 28, 2021, the Senate confirmed former Murphy Anderson PLLC attorney Anton Hajjar to serve on the Board of Governors of the United States Postal Service.

D.C. Superior Court Grants Summary Judgment to DC FOIA Requester Seeking Minimum Wage Compliance Reports

- May 25, 2021

The D.C. Superior Court yesterday entered judgment in favor of a Freedom of Information Act requester seeking disclosure of minimum wage compliance records collected by the District of Columbia.

Mark Hanna quoted in Law360 article on protections for essential workers

- April 26, 2021

Mark Hanna was quoted in a Law360 article on the Department of Labor's initiative to help essential workers ensure their wage and hour rights.

Mark Hanna weighs in on independent contractor rule

- February 1, 2021

Mark Hanna was quoted in a BloombergTax.com article on pending changes in the independent contractor test

Murphy Anderson partner Mindy Holmes elected to American Law Institute

- December 21, 2020

Mindy Holmes has been elected to the American Law Institute

Virginia Enacts Historic Legislation for Workers’ Rights

- April 22, 2020

Virginia workers will have several new rights, remedies, and enforcement mechanisms available to them beginning July 1, 2020

Murphy Anderson partner Jason Veny participates in ABA panel on recent NLRB decisions

- March 11, 2020

Murphy Anderson partner Jason Veny was a panelist on an ABA Labor & Employment Law panel discussing the impact of recent NLRB decisions on employee communications, decertification, and withdrawal of recognition.

Maryland federal judge conditionally certifies wage theft case against Homefix, denies motion to dismiss race discrimination claims

- March 6, 2020

A federal district judge in Baltimore, Maryland today conditionally certified a collective action of Homefix’s Lead Developers who Plaintiffs allege were misclassified as independent contractors and denied minimum and overtime wages. The Court also denied Homefix’s motion to dismiss Plaintiffs’ race discrimination claim.

Virginia federal judge orders Navy contractor to arbitrate with Murphy Anderson union client

- February 12, 2020

A federal district judge in Norfolk, Virginia ordered Professional Contract Services Inc. (PCSI) to arbitrate a discharge dispute with Public Service Employees Local Union 572, LIUNA.

Battery Wharf workers win strike after First Amendment fight

- November 22, 2019

Michael Anderson represented UNITE HERE Local 26 in its successful 79-day strike at the Battery Wharf Hotel.

When the Whistleblower Is a Gatekeeper: Hanna participates in ABA panel

- November 8, 2019

Murphy Anderson partner Mark Hanna was a panelist and moderator for a timely ABA Labor & Employment Law ethics panel entitled “Ethical and Strategic Issues when the Whistleblower is a Gatekeeper.”

Murphy Anderson clients win $600,000 in cutting-edge wage theft case

- September 30, 2019

The D.C. Superior Court approved a settlement of $600,000 to resolve claims that Aves Construction failed to pay the applicable prevailing wage rate to 55 laborers working on a contract project for the D.C. Water and Sewer Authority.

Murphy Anderson lawsuit results in $103 million Medicare pharmaceutical fraud and False Claims Act whistleblower settlement

- September 26, 2019

Lawsuit alleges Japanese-owned Avanir paid doctors to write unnecessary prescriptions for Nuedexta.

Joni Jacobs discusses NLRB at UFCW New York-New Jersey Convention

- September 24, 2019

Joni Jacobs discussed how to overcome problems with the NLRB under the Trump Administration.

Murphy Anderson welcomes Caleb Jackson

- July 23, 2019

Murphy Anderson would like to welcome Caleb Jackson as an associate.

Murphy Anderson to be Awarded Branton Outstanding Achievement Award for Worker Advocacy

- June 24, 2019

Murphy Anderson PLLC will receive a Washington Lawyer’s Committee Outstanding Achievement Award at the Committee’s annual Branton Awards Luncheon on Wednesday, June 26.

Murphy Anderson welcomes Nicolas Mendoza

- November 26, 2018

Nicolas Mendoza has joined Murphy Anderson as an associate.

Murphy Anderson welcomes 2018 Peggy Browning fellow Jackie Odum

- May 21, 2018

Jackie Odum is Murphy Anderson’s 2018 Peggy Browning Fund Summer Law Clerk.

Mark Hanna Participates in National Bar Panel on Murphy Oil

- May 17, 2018

Mark Hanna participated on a panel to discuss "Litigation and Legislative Strategies to Advance Workers' Rights Post-Murphy Oil" at the 2018 AFL-CIO Lawyers Coordinating Committee annual conference in Atlanta.

Court Sides with Murphy Anderson Client, Holding Claim Preclusion Applies in ERISA Case

- May 16, 2018

In Kristine Guariglia v. Local 464A United Food and Commercial Workers Union Welfare Service Benefit Fund, the firm obtained dismissal of a participant’s claim that the benefit fund improperly denied her medical coverage under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA)

Murphy Anderson Represents SOX Whistleblower in Complaint Against Wells Fargo

- March 2, 2018

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration approved the resolution of a whistleblower complaint against Wells Fargo Bank.

Mark Hanna Featured Speaker at National Bar Conferences

- November 10, 2017

Murphy Anderson partner Mark Hanna served as an invited speaker at several legal conferences and for a CLE event.

Murphy Anderson Represents False Claims Act Whistleblowers in Groundbreaking $58.7 Fraud Settlement

- September 5, 2017

Thanks to persevering False Claims Act qui tam whistleblowers and innovative lawyering by Murphy Anderson PLLC lawyers, the False Claims Act now prohibits unsafe drug marketing tactics in violation of the REMS Law.

Murphy Anderson Announces Settlement of WARN Act Case Brought by Class of Former Employees of Medtech and Radians College

- August 7, 2017

A United States District Court judge in the Eastern District of Virginia ordered final approval of a class action settlement for a case brought under the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (WARN Act).

Murphy Anderson Announces Settlement of Wage-and-Hour Class Action Brought by Housekeeping Workers at the Washington Convention Center

- July 31, 2017

On July 31, 2017, checks will be distributed to dozens of housekeeping workers at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center as part of a class action settlement of wage-and-hour claims approved by the United States District Court of the District of Columbia.

U.S. District Judge in Maine Orders Healthcare Fraud Case Forward

- January 18, 2017

U.S. District Judge John A. Woodcock of the District of Maine denied motions to dismiss a whistleblower's claims that a Maine hospital, Mercy Hospital of Maine, and several professional billing management companies, engaged in an alleged scheme to fraudulently bill Medicare and other federal healthcare programs.

Fourth Circuit Issues Important Decision in Murphy Anderson False Claims Act Case Strengthening the Law on Successor Corporation Liability

- November 15, 2016

In the long-running case against European companies involved in a bid-rigging scheme for transport of military household goods, the Fourth Circuit just issued an important decision strengthening the law on successor corporation liability under the False Claims Act.

Whistleblower laws in the Trump administration discussed at ABA Labor and Employment Law Conference panel

- November 11, 2016

Mark Hanna was a featured speaker at the American Bar Association 10th Annual Labor and Employment Law Conference panel on advising clients involved in whistleblower investigations on November 11, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois.

Michael Anderson speaks at New York State Bar Association

- September 24, 2016

Michael Anderson was a featured speaker at the September 24, 2016 New York State Bar Association Labor and Employment Law Section Fall Meeting panel on Big Data.

Judge Orders Murphy Anderson Whistleblower Case To Go Forward

- September 19, 2016

U.S. District Judge Peter J. Messitte of the District of Maryland denied four healthcare defendants' motions to dismiss a Murphy Anderson whistleblower's claims.

Ann Lugbill leads procurement panel at Taxpayers Against Fraud conference

- September 15, 2016

Ann Lugbill was a panelist at the Taxpayers Against Fraud Education Fund's conference in Washington, D.C. on September 15, 2016.

Murphy Anderson Announces Settlement of Wage and Hour Collective Action Brought by Class of Maryland Sanitation Workers

- May 1, 2016

Murphy Anderson distributed checks to dozens of sanitation workers as part of the settlement of a wage-and-hour lawsuit approved by the United States District Court for the District of Maryland.

Michael Anderson and Mark Hanna Speak at ABA Conferences

- April 8, 2016

Michael Anderson spoke at the ABA's National Symposium on Technology in Labor and Employment Law in Washington, D.C., on April 8, 2016.

Murphy Anderson Lawyers Speak at National Bar Conferences

- November 18, 2015

Mark Hanna was a panelist discussing recent developments in whistleblower law at the ABA's Annual Labor and Employment Law Conference in Philadelphia on November 7, 2015.

Federal Court Orders Supermarket to Recognize Union

- July 15, 2015

Judge Jose L. Linares of the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey enjoined a New Jersey grocery employer to apply the collective bargaining agreement of its closed alter ego store.

Murphy Anderson Client Blows Whistle on $28.6 million Ponzi Scheme; Crooked Investor to Serve Jail Time

- May 12, 2015

United States Chief District Judge Richard W. Roberts sentenced Garfield M. Taylor to 13 years in prison and ordered him to pay 28.6 million dollars to defrauded investors for a Ponzi scheme he orchestrated.