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Employment webinar recording / Abuse of stimulus package money could lead to False Claim Act prosecution
April 20, 2020
Webinar today: April 20, 2020 noon ET  Sign up now
Title: Software to lower your operating costs for Central Station Integration,, and electronic agreements
When: Monday, April 20, 2020 at 12pm EST
Presented by: Steven Hayes, President of WorkHorse, Inc. Phone: 855 354 1775
Who should attend? Alarm Company Owners and Managers
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Employment webinar recording from April 13, 2020
          The webinar on April 13, 2020 was well attended and had valuable information every employer is faced with.  It covered management, sick leave, FMLA, disability, unemployment; lots of Covide-19 issues.  Here is the recording for the webinar 
​ [all webinars are recorded and can be found on the K&K website here:]
Click here for the April 13, 2020 webinar on Employee Management - Sick Leave, PTO generally, FMLA, Disability during COVID-19-
Abuse of stimulus package money could lead to False Claim Act prosecution
          We have never had a stimulus package as large and extensive as the Coronavirus aid.  There are several aid packages available and most businesses, alarm industry included, have or intend to take advantage of the government money, and they should.  The funds are to assist employers and employees.  As many of you have found out, applying for and getting the loan or grant proceeds has been fairly streamlined and straight forward.  So what’s the issue?
          We can look to the past for guidance.  In 2009 Congress passed stimulus bills to respond to the financial conditions.  The stimulus package was not even half what is being funded for the Coronavirus stimulus.  Yet, after the 2009 crisis subsided 4000 False Claims Act [FCA] complaints were filed.  The government recovered over $23 billion from its FCA investigations, audits and prosecutions.  The possibility of making an implied false claim means that a recipient of federal funds must know not only that the facts they communicate are true, but also that they meet any and all material program requirements.  In the past when an agency issues vague guidelines the failure to comply with those guidelines excused a FCA claim.  We don’t, however, know if the current administration, or future administration, will apply that precedent.  If you receive federal funds the prudent practice would be to ensure compliance with agency guidelines.  Reckless practices can result in FCA claims.  After funding you should be careful to monitor compliance and operate strict quality controls.  Being able to establish good faith will go a long way to avoid a FCA complaint.

Reaching K&K during the lockdown
     During this crisis the most efficient way to reach our attorneys is via email.  You can also call and if not picked up, leave a message and your call will be returned promptly.
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alarm / security / pers / fire department:  Ken - or call and leave a message with return number at 516 747 6700 x 301
health care professionals:  Jennifer Kirschenbaum,Esq 516 747 6700 x 302;
alarm licensing:  Alison Gallup,Esq 516 747 6700 x 317; or Eileen Wagda, Licensing Administrator, 516 747 6700 x 312
Employment issues:  Kieran Bastible 516 747 6700 x 315; or Jennifer Kirschenbaum,Esq
Concierge Alarm Clients have full access through our Concierge Program Coordinator, Stacy Spector, Esq  516 747 6700 x 304 or 
Collections:  [courts are shut down at this time, so don't expect much progress.  We will however continue to prepare papers on our end so that we will be ready when the courts normalize]  Kathleen Lampert  516 747 6700 x 319
Pending litigation:  Caroline Wallet,Esq  516 747 6700 x 305 and Maureen Biel,Esq 516 747 6700 x 303  MBeil@Kirschenbaumesq,com
Bankruptcy and debt collection issues:  Steve Sheinwald,Esq  516 747 6700 x 309 or Scott Dillon,Esq  516 747 6700 x 318

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Ken Kirschenbaum,Esq
Kirschenbaum & Kirschenbaum PC
Attorneys at Law
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