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Mar 16, 2015 | FINAL COUNTDOWN…Less than One Month to Prepare for Ambush Elections
The most significant changes to federal labor law in the past 50 years are set to take effect on April 14, 2015. President Obama has promised to veto any attempt by Congress to stop it, and Congress does not have enough votes to override the veto. Al...
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Mar 12, 2015 | Cuyahoga County Judge Strikes Down Workers' Comp Statute as Unconstitutional, Hinders Employers Challenging Claims in Court
The Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas recently made it more difficult for Ohio employers to challenge workers’ compensation claims in court. In Shannon Ferguson v. State of Ohio, the court ruled the Ohio statute prohibiting a claimant from volu...
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Mar 10, 2015 | Foreign Corrupt Practices Act: FBI Increasing Resources to Fight Corruption
Department of Justice (DOJ) officials at the ABA White Collar Conference last week in New Orleans confirmed DOJ’s expanding commitment to investigating and prosecuting violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. Officials announced that the FBI...
Mar 10, 2015 | Executive Compensation in the Tax-Exempt World: A Review of Applicable Tax Laws
Whether nonprofit organizations provide charity, education or health care, entities that are organized and operated under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code must be mindful of specific tax rules that do not apply to private or public comp...
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Mar 9, 2015 | Home Healthcare Worker Violates HIPAA and Steals Protected Health Information: Due Diligence of Employees and Mandated Criminal Background Checks
In Lee County, Florida, a home healthcare nurse stands accused of stealing from her elderly patients. Police investigators say that the nurse opened fraudulent credit card accounts under the names of at least eight of her patients. Computer and trans...
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Mar 6, 2015 | Cyber Preparedness: Corporate Boards and Officers Need to Manage the Risk of Cyber Attacks
In the now infamous hack of Sony’s computer systems in the fall of 2014, investigators estimated that nearly 100 terabytes of data were stolen. Sony joined a crowd of other well-known cyber attack victims like JPMorgan Chase and Home Depot, both of w...
Mar 4, 2015 | New Legislation Helps Remove Telemedicine Barriers
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Mar 2, 2015 | International Law Enforcement Efforts Demonstrate Success in Australian Foreign Bribery Arrests
A coalition of international law enforcement investigators continues to employ anti-bribery statutes to combat fraud by individuals with ties to terrorist groups. After a series of raids in Sydney, Australia, last week, the Australian Federal Poli...
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Feb 26, 2015 | U.S. Supreme Court Says State Professional Boards may be Subject to Federal Antitrust Laws
On February 25, 2015, the U. S. Supreme Court held that a state professional board controlled by “active market participants” was not protected from antitrust scrutiny by the “state-action immunity” doctrine, and upheld the Federal Trade Commission’s...
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Feb 25, 2015 | Department of Labor Finalizes Rule to Extend FMLA Protections to Same-Sex Married Couples
The United States Department of Labor today announced the finalization of a rule to extend the Family Medical Leave Act’s protections to married, same-sex couples regardless of whether the state in which they reside recognizes same-sex marriage. The...
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Feb 18, 2015 | U.S. Attorney General Holder Gives Federal Prosecutors 90 Days to Hold Individuals Accountable for the Financial Crisis
In a public appearance at the National Press Club yesterday, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said that he has given federal prosecutors a 90-day deadline to evaluate whether they can bring civil or criminal cases against any individuals for their r...
Feb 18, 2015 | Complying with the 60-Day Rule: Tips for Medical Practices
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Feb 17, 2015 | Ohio Supreme Court Strikes Municipality's Ordinances that Conflict with State Laws on Oil and Gas Operations
In a split 4-3 decision, the Ohio Supreme Court issued today a much-anticipated decision in State ex rel. Morrison v. Beck Energy, Slip Op. 2015-Ohio-485, a case addressing whether state law preempts municipalities from adopting and enforcing certain...
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Feb 16, 2015 | The FAA Proposes New Rules On Commercial Drones
On Sunday, February 15, 2015, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) proposed new rules applicable to the use of commercial drones. The FAA asked for public comments on its proposal, and it is likely that it will take at least a year before the ru...
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Feb 12, 2015 | Compliance Officers Be Prepared: Combating Corruption Named a Priority in President's National Security Strategy
The White House issued its National Security Strategy (NSS) on February 6, 2015, the first one since 2010 and only the second from President Obama’s administration. The NSS sets the agenda for the executive branch of the government, provides insight...
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Feb 11, 2015 | The Regulatory Amendments to the Cuba Sanctions - What Does it Mean for American Business?
On December 17, 2014, President Obama announced significant changes to the Cuba sanctions that have been in place for over half a century. The President, using his executive powers, relaxed many of the sanctions in place under the U.S. embargo of Cub...
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Feb 5, 2015 | Anthem Falls Victim to Cyber Attack - Hack Dwarfs Prior Healthcare Breaches
In what may turn out to be the largest breach of healthcare data in history, health insurer Anthem Inc. reported on February 4, 2015, that its computer systems had been targeted in a “very sophisticated external cyber attack.” The potential exposure...
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Feb 5, 2015 | Recent Tide of Class-Action Lawsuits Should Worry Employers Using Background Checks
A new wave of class-action lawsuits should concern any employer that regularly uses background checks in making employment decisions. These lawsuits allege violations of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), the federal law that regulates the collect...
Feb 4, 2015 | Why Physician Compensation "Caps" Exist
Feb 3, 2015 | Whole Foods Activist Shareholder Rings in New Year with a Win
“Whole Foods Activist Shareholder Rings in New Year with a Win,” discusses the rising number of shareholder activists and their increasing demands for a broader role in corporate governance. As noted in the article, and in light of the uptick in acti...