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Florida False Claims Act may be a Remedy for Employees that are Faced with doing Employer's Bad Deeds

Under the Florida False Claims Acts, if an employee becomes aware that his or her employer has filed a false claim to a governmental agency, that employee may file a lawsuit and be awarded as much as 25 to 30 percent of the amount recovered. There is also a federal False Claims Act that covers federal false claims. For example, if an employee is required to submit a false time card or false report (e.g., an insurance report) to a state or federal agency under which the employer has a contract to provide products or services, the employee may sue under the applicable Florida or federal False Claims Act and will be awarded compensation. These laws are meant to assist the government in recovering money that is stolen by government contractors. The lawsuits are called "Qui Tam" lawsuits, which is short for "Qui tam pro domino rege quam pro se ipso," a Latin phrase which means "He who sues on behalf of the King, also sues for himself as well."