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Alert | Transportation Alert
Dec 15, 2014 | 2015 Spending Bill Passes Congress, Suspends Hours-of-Service Regulations Related to 34-Hour Rest Period
In an unusual Saturday evening vote, Congress passed a $1.1 trillion spending bill that the White House has indicated President Barack Obama will sign.  The bill is about more than spending. It includes regulations affecting everything from bankin...
Alert | Employment Services Alert
Dec 12, 2014 | As Threatened, NLRB Implements Ambush Election Rules
On December 11, 2014, our Alert warned that the NLRB’s ruling to allow employees to use company-provided email systems for union organizing was perhaps the first of a flurry of pro-union rulings to be released between now and the end of the year. Tod...
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Dec 11, 2014 | Employees Now Allowed to Use Company-Provided Email Systems for Union Organizing
The National Labor Relations Board, by a 3-2 vote, just reversed legal precedent to declare that workers have a right to use their employers’ email systems for non-business purposes, including union organizing. The Board specifically stated, “We deci...
Alert | HIPAA Alert
Dec 9, 2014 | HHS Fines Nonprofit for HIPAA Security Violation Related to Poor IT Practices
Yesterday, the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) slapped a mental health nonprofit with a $150,000 fine for HIPAA security rule violations. The Alaskan nonprofit failed to follow basic information technology practices, such...
Dec 3, 2014 | Medical Practice Clinical Labs: Top Pitfalls to Avoid
Winter 2014 | Appellate Attorneys' Fees: A Trap for the Unwary in Florida
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Nov 20, 2014 | New OSHA Reporting Requirements Go Into Effect January 1, 2015
Beginning January 1, 2015, employers will need to comply with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) new requirements for reporting employee fatalities and severe injuries. The new rule requires employers to report to OSHA all wor...
Nov 19, 2014 | When a Physician Wants to Work Part-Time: Are You Ready?
Alert | Corporate & Securities Alert
Nov 11, 2014 | Investor Advisory Committee Advises SEC to Revisit Definition of "Accredited Investor" and Provide Enhanced Protections
The amount of funds raised through private placements has become increasingly significant in the United States. When companies are not conducting a public offering and raise capital through a private placement instead, they often seek to demonstrate...
Alert | Government Relations Alert - Ohio
Nov 7, 2014 | 2014 Election Results
The 2014 mid-term election was dominated by Republicans in Ohio and across the country. On the federal level, the Republican Party maintained control of the U.S. House of Representatives, gaining a net total of 14 seats, for a total of 243. Of Ohio’s...
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Nov 7, 2014 | Ohio Does Not Recognize Dual Intent Doctrine
While many jurisdictions recognize the dual intent doctrine, which allows a workers’ compensation claim when a worker is injured while traveling for both business and personal purposes, Ohio does not. In an October 21, 2014 decision, the Ohio Supreme...
Nov 5, 2014 | Avoid Staff Benefit Issues at Your Medical Practice
Nov 1, 2014 | High Court Rejects “Dual Purpose” Doctrine for Workers’ Compensation Claims
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Oct 28, 2014 | Increase in DOL Investigations of Health Care Benefit Denials
As a part of its health plan audits for Fiscal Year 2015, we expect the Department of Labor (DOL) Employee Benefit Security Administration (EBSA) to continue to focus on compliance, especially given the group health plan reform mandates of the Patien...
Oct 22, 2014 | Freedom of Office Speech: Knowing New Federal Laws Can Help Companies Avoid Lawsuits
Earlier this year, OSHA issued an interim final rule related to the enforcement of the whistleblower provisions of the FSMA. The whistleblower provisions do not apply just to food manufacturers, but to "an entity engaged in the manufacture, processin...
Oct 15, 2014 | Legal Issues: Can Doctors Treat Unaccompanied Minors?
Oct 6, 2014 | National Security and FCPA Investigations
In response to the attacks against the United States in 2001, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) shifted resources to prioritize national security investigations over traditional criminal investigations such as the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FC...
Oct 1, 2014 | PAs and NPs: 4 Legal Considerations for Practices
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Sep 24, 2014 | Does Your Wellness Plan Meet the Reasonable Alternative Standard?
As fall open enrollment approaches, now is the time for Plan Sponsors to reevaluate their wellness programs and confirm that they comply with the regulations issued under the Affordable Care Act. The Departments of Labor, Treasury, and Health and Hum...
Alert | FSMA Alert
Sep 22, 2014 | FSMA Rules: One Last Chance to Submit Comments
On September 19, 2014 the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) made available revised versions of four draft rules which had been previously published and for which the comment period had closed. These draft rules were originally proposed in 2013...