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08/28/2014 (press release: CAWageHourLaw) // Eric Grover Boston, MA— Uber, a startup on-demand car service that is already reportedly worth $17 billion, is facing their first wage and hour lawsuit that claims the taxi service is misclassifying its drivers and keeping a portion of gratuities for themselves, reports California wage and hour lawyer Eric Grover of the Keller Grover law firm.   Uber Technologies Inc. is accused of misclassifying its drivers as independent contractors in…

08/27/2014 (press release: ReportGovFraudNow) // Jeffrey Keller It’s an all-too-familiar story: A company discovers a way to bilk a government program and enrich itself at taxpayer expense. But increasingly, the story is getting a far more satisfactory ending. Frauds are being uncovered, and misappropriated funds recovered. A key reason for the change: the rise, and empowerment, of the whistleblower. Whistleblowers are insiders who know of — or have reason to suspect — a scheme, and…