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Alert | Health Law Alert
May 25, 2021 | Illinois Governor Signs Sweeping Health Care Law
Governor J.B. Pritzker recently signed into law the “Illinois Health Care and Human Service Reform Act” (Act). The purpose of the Act is to address inequality in the delivery of health care services in Illinois. While many provisions apply solely to...
Alert | Corporate, Tax & Transactional Alert
May 24, 2021 | IRS Asks Major Crypto Exchange for Users’ Identities and Data
Earlier this month, the United States District Court, Northern District of California approved the Internal Revenue Service’s (IRS) request to execute a “John Doe” summons on the parent company of popular cryptocurrency exchange Kraken. The order dem...
Alert | Environmental Law
May 7, 2021 | Clean Water Act Update
Overview of Recent Nationwide Permit Program Changes On March 28, 2017, former President Donald Trump issued Executive Order 13783, “Promoting Energy Independence and Economic Growth.” The Executive Order directed the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers...
Alert | Bankruptcy and Creditors' Right
May 6, 2021 | Tenants Get at Least a Week’s Breathing Room Under Continuing Eviction Moratorium
While the District of Columbia federal court's order yesterday vacated the moratorium, HHS (the CDC is part of the family of agencies under the HHS, which was actually named as the Defendant) quickly filed an emergency motion to stay the order.  You...
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May 5, 2021 | Federal Judge Vacates CDC Eviction Moratorium
On Wednesday, May 5, 2021, Judge Friedrich of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia, entered an Order vacating the CDC’s nationwide eviction moratorium order. In a related opinion, Judge Friedrich ruled that the Public Health...
Alert | Drone Alert
May 4, 2021 | It’s a Bird! It’s a Plane! It’s a … Drone?
The Federal Aviation Administration recently issued final rules requiring remote identification of Unmanned Aerial Systems (“UAS” aka drones) and allowing flight over people, moving vehicles, and at night under certain conditions. The final rules wen...
Alert | Employment Services Alert
Apr 27, 2021 | President Biden’s American Jobs Plan Calls for Significant Funding for Worker-Focused Agencies
Workplace civil rights and health and safety agencies will likely receive additional funding to carry out anti-bias enforcement under President Biden’s American Jobs Plan.   Last month, President Biden announced his administration’s $2 trillion Am...
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Apr 27, 2021 | Department of Labor Planning Enhanced Enforcement
Not surprisingly, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division is looking to reverse many of the Trump administration’s employer-friendly initiatives and rules. Those reversals include: Setting aside gig-industry-friendly rules that ma...
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Apr 22, 2021 | Eleventh Circuit Decision Creates Further Division Among Circuit Courts Regarding Website Accessibility and ADA
On April 7, 2021, the Eleventh Circuit United States Court of Appeals vacated a trial court ruling from 2017 which held that Winn-Dixie Stores violated the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) because the Plaintiff, who is visually impaired, could...
Alert | Employment Services Alert
Apr 20, 2021 | DOL Issues Cybersecurity Guidance Focused on ERISA
Last week, the Employee Benefits Security Administration arm of the Department of Labor issued guidance focused on protecting and preventing workers’ benefits from the escalating impact of cybersecurity threats.  The guidance, which addressed plan...
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Apr 20, 2021 | EEOC Will Issue Guidance on COVID-19 Vaccine Incentive Programs Offered by Employers
Lawmakers and many employer organizations have urged the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission (EEOC) to issue guidance to companies that are considering providing incentives to employees who get the COVID-19 vaccine. Specifically, Sen. Richard B...
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Apr 20, 2021 | OSHA's Rollout of COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard on Hold
Upon taking office, President Biden issued an executive order directing the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) to decide by March 15 whether an emergency temporary standard was needed relative to COVID-19, and if OSHA determined t...
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Apr 6, 2021 | Department of Labor Steps Up Enforcement of Anti-Bias for Government Contractors
The Department of Labor (DOL), under the Biden Administration, has stepped up anti-bias enforcement against government contractors. In doing so, the DOL, through its investigators, is conducting more thorough audits with more detailed questions and i...
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Apr 6, 2021 | Department of Labor Scales Back Financial Oversight of Unions
Last week, the Department of Labor (DOL) scaled back its financial oversight of unions. Under the Trump Administration Rule, unions had to report strike fund, apprenticeship program and other “trust fund” information to the DOL. The Trump Administrat...
Alert | Health Law Alert
Apr 5, 2021 | IRS Announces that COVID-19 Related Personal Protective Equipment Qualifies as a Medical Expense –
On March 26, 2021, in Announcement 2021-7, the IRS notified taxpayers that amounts paid for personal protective equipment, such as masks, hand sanitizer and sanitizing wipes, for the primary purpose of preventing the spread of COVID-19 (COVID-19 PPE)...
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Apr 5, 2021 | Effective April 5, 2021, Health Care Providers to Comply with the Information Blocking Rule of the 21st Century Cures Act
Effective April 5, 2021, Health Care Providers are prohibited from blocking access, exchange, or the use of protected electronic health information (“EHI”), or engaging in an act or omission or practice that is unreasonable and likely to interfere wi...
Alert | Tax Alert
Apr 2, 2021 | IRS Cracks Down: Reporting Crypto and NFTs on Your 2020 Taxes
By Jake Nicholson & Donna Hartl Online brokers and trading platforms have made access to crypto exchanges a standard feature over the past few years, and the IRS has responded to the resulting surge in ownership with updated reporting requirements...
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Mar 30, 2021 | Department of Labor Considers Two Rules Regarding Tipped-Workers’ Wages
The Department of Labor (DOL) has issued two proposed rules that seek to withdraw the Trump Administration rule regarding the lower minimum wage of $2.13 for tipped workers (the “Tip Rule”). The Trump Administration Tip Rule was completed in December...
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Mar 30, 2021 | Anticipated Department of Labor Changes Under President Biden
Last week, the Senate confirmed Marty Walsh as Secretary of the U.S. Department of Labor. Walsh is expected to be heavily pro-labor, given his experience as a trade union official. He is also the former Mayor of Boston.  The most anticipated chang...
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Mar 30, 2021 | Labor Secretary Walsh’s Challenging Agenda
After a lengthy confirmation process last week, Marty Walsh was confirmed by the Senate as U.S. Labor Secretary. With the confirmation process finally behind Walsh, all eyes are now on his impending agenda for the Department of Labor (DOL).  It is...