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May 29, 2014 | Eleventh Circuit Opinion Extends Reach of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
By Brian E. Dickerson, Partner In a decision with broad implications for any company doing business overseas, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit has become the first U.S. appeals court to attempt to define the term “instrumentality...
May 28, 2014 | When Medical Practice Staff Return After FMLA Leave: What to Know
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May 16, 2014 | Appellate Court Agrees Bureau of Workers' Compensation's Group-Rating Plan was Unlawful, But Remands to Lower Court to Review Damages
An appellate court has ruled that the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (“BWC”) violated Ohio law by developing and maintaining an unlawful rating system under which excessive premium discounts were given to group-rated employers at the expense of...
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May 14, 2014 | Two Prominent New York Health Care Organizations to Pay Record-Setting HIPAA Fine of $4.8 Million
New York Presbyterian Hospital (NYP) and Columbia University (CU) have agreed to pay a combined $4.8 million to settle allegations that they failed to secure the electronic protected health information (ePHI) of thousands of patients, making the sett...
May 14, 2014 | Physicians Experience Payment Problems Due to ACA Hiccups
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May 13, 2014 | Office of the Chief Administrative Hearing Officer Chastises Immigration and Customs Enforcement for Overreaching in Form I-9 Penalties
Very recently, the Office of the Chief Administrative Hearing Officer (OCAHO) issued a decision admonishing Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) for assessing excessive penalties against a small employer for Form I-9 violations. ICE filed a c...
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May 7, 2014 | The Obama Administration Proposes Rules that Allow Spouses of H-1B Visa Holders to Obtain Employment in the United States
On Tuesday, May 6, 2014, the Obama administration unveiled proposed rules that would grant employment authorization to spouses of skilled workers (H-1B visas holders) that have been sponsored by their employers for permanent employment in the United...
May 1, 2014 | Why Do I Need an Employment Handbook?
Apr 30, 2014 | What to Consider as Your Hospital Employment Contract Comes to an End
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Apr 25, 2014 | Northwestern University Football Players' Union Election Held; Results Impounded
Last month, Region 13 of the National Labor Relations Board ruled that scholarship football players at Northwestern University were employees of the university and able to vote whether they wanted to form and join a union at the school. The election...
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Apr 25, 2014 | FDA Issues "Deeming Regulations" Covering Additional Tobacco Products Including Electronic Cigarettes and Cigars
On April 24, 2014, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued its long-awaited proposed regulations (Deeming Regulations) to bring electronic cigarettes, cigars, pipe tobacco, water pipe (hookah) tobacco, dissolvables and nicotine gels (Newly Cove...
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Apr 24, 2014 | Unions Successfully Strike Non-Union Companies to Represent Workers
Companies that think only union employees can go on strike are sorely mistaken. Non-union employees can and do strike - oftentimes as part of a broader union organizing strategy. An auto parts supplier in Toledo, Ohio recently learned this the hard w...
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Apr 18, 2014 | Self-Assessment Tool Announced by Health and Human Services to Aid in HIPAA Compliance
With Health and Human Services (HHS) audit activity on the rise, an accurate and thorough assessment is more important than ever. HIPAA’s security rule requires most covered entities (including group health plans) and business associates to conduc...
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Apr 16, 2014 | Prominent Illinois Businessman and Former County Treasurer Sentenced in Sherman Antitrust Case
Southern Illinois businessman Barrett R. Rochman, head of Rochman Investments, was sentenced in United States District Court in East St. Louis to 16 months in prison and fined $30,000 for his role in a scheme to rig tax lien sales in exchange for c...
Apr 16, 2014 | Big Brother Comes to Medicare: CMS Fingerprinting Protocols Begin
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Apr 11, 2014 | Department of Health and Human Services Advisory Opinion Adverse To Arrangement Involving Electronic Health Records For Labs
The federal government, through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Inspector General (OIG), has just released a federal health care fraud and abuse advisory opinion that requires health care providers, laboratories and e...
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Apr 8, 2014 | Financial Regulators Issue Statements on ATM Fraud and DDoS Attacks
Financial regulators at the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC)[i] recently issued two joint statements to financial institutions on the risks associated with cyber-attacks on Automated Teller Machine (ATM) and card authorizati...
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Apr 8, 2014 | Pharmacy Trends with Medicare Part D Sponsors & Pharmacy Benefit Managers
Medicare Part D Sponsor Files Another False Claims Complaint In a lawsuit unsealed in late March, Fox Rx Inc. (Fox), the parent company of a Medicare Part D sponsor, alleges in a 36-page Complaint that CVS Pharmacy Inc. (CVS) knowingly submitted c...
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Apr 7, 2014 | Ohio Supreme Court Decision Concludes Sixteen-Month Saga Regarding Who Can Serve and Run for Sheriff of Stark County, Ohio
On April 2, 2014, the Ohio Supreme Court issued its decision in State ex rel. Balas-Bratton v. Husted, Slip Opinion No. 2014-Ohio-1406, an expedited elections’ law matter, definitively ruling that the incumbent Sheriff of Stark County, Ohio meets t...
Apr 2, 2014 | The ICD-10 Delay is a Blessing for Many Medical Practices