The Corporate Whistleblower Center believes New York's whistleblower laws, known collectively as the New York False Claims Act, are an excellent example of how whistleblowers should be protected and rewarded
(PRWEB) November 21, 2013
The Corporate Whistleblower Center says,"The New York False Claims Act allows people to help both state and local governments regain funds lost through fraud or corrupt practices. Whistleblowers (employees or citizens) file lawsuits known as qui tam suits, that are filed secretly, allowing the government to investigate allegations. If a company is found in violation of laws under the False Claims Act, they are required to pay major penalty fines."
As a reward for their information, whistleblowers are can be given a portion of the settlement, that is typically between 10 and 30 percent. They are also supposed to be protected from retaliation from their employer.
“The Corporate Whistleblower Center has been a passionate advocate for whistleblowers for a decade,” says a representative from the group. “We think it’s high time all states adopt whistleblower laws that reward individuals.”
The Corporate Whistleblower Center encourages anyone with substantial proof of tax fraud, overbilling, billing for services never rendered, or any type of fraudulent behavior against state or local governments to contact them anytime at 866-714-6466 for more information. http://CorporateWhistleblowerCenter.Com
Simple rules for a whistleblower from the Corporate Whistleblower Center:
- Do not go to the government first if you are a major whistleblower. The Corporate Whistleblower Center says, “Major whistleblowers frequently go to the federal government thinking they will help. It’s a huge mistake.”
- Do not go to the news media with your whistleblower information. Public revelation of a whistleblower’s information could destroy any prospect for a reward.
- Do not try to force a government contractor or corporation to come clean to the government about their wrongdoing. The Corporate Whistleblower Center says, “Fraud is so rampant among federal contractors that any suggestion of exposure might result in an instant job termination, or harassment of the whistleblower. Come to us first, tell us what type of information you have, and if we think it’s sufficient, we will help find the right law firms to assist in advancing your information.”
- Do not submit information to law firms online. The Internet is loaded with phony websites asking whistleblowers to send in their information to unknown law firms. The Corporate Whistle Blower Center warns, “Do not send anything through a website. If you want to know who the best whistleblower law firms are, we will tell you; once we know what type of information you possess, your level of proof, and the nature of the scheme.”
Any type of insider or employee who possesses significant proof of their employer or a government contractor defrauding the federal government is encouraged to contact to Corporate Whistleblower Center anytime at 866-714-6466 or via their website at http://CorporateWhistleBlowerCenter.Com
For attribution purposes, please refer to the New York State Attorneys press release: http://www.ag.ny.gov/whistleblowers/false-claims-act