6th Circ. Widens FCA Scope To Cover Wage Violations

Law360, New York (October 11, 2012, 6:27 PM EDT) -- In a recent ruling that pulls additional wage violations under the False Claims Act's widening umbrella, the Sixth Circuit continued a judicial trend toward more expansive readings of the act and likely opened up employers to whistleblower claims for violations the U.S. Department of Labor has traditionally handled.

The Sixth Circuit on Oct. 1 affirmed a ruling that Circle C Construction LLC, hired to construct Army buildings at Fort Campbell in Kentucky, was liable under the FCA for failing to pay the required minimum wage for...
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