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Alert | Banking & Financial Institutions Alert
Jan 22, 2015 | A Bank or Not a Bank? MoneyGram Fails to Meet the Test in U.S. Tax Court
MoneyGram International Inc., (MoneyGram) the world’s second-largest money transfer company, lost its bid before the U.S. Tax Court (the Court) to prove that it is a bank, and in so doing its quest to take advantage of provisions of the U.S. Tax Code...
Alert | Employment Services Alert
Jan 13, 2015 | Three Ways to Ensure a Safe Start to 2015
With the changing of the calendar comes a new year and new challenges for businesses across the country. Following these three tips is a great way to ensure that 2015 gets off to a safe start for both you and your employees. Review your OSHA requi...
Alert | Drug & Pharmacy Alert
Jan 10, 2015 | Pharmacy Benefits Managers Ring in New Year by Serving Termination Notices of Provider Agreements with Pharmacies
Pharmacy Benefit Managers’ (PBM) termination of Provider Agreements (PA’s) for specialty pharmacies that have allegedly failed to comply with the mandates of the PA seems to be on the rise, with devastating results to the specialty or network pharmac...
Alert | Employment Services Alert
Dec 29, 2014 | Ohio Supreme Court Yet Again Limits Employers' Liability for Intentional Torts
On December 18, 2014, the Ohio Supreme Court issued another opinion limiting employers’ liability for intentional torts in the workplace. This decision is the latest in a series of cases that narrowly interpret Ohio’s intentional tort statute, R.C. 2...
Alert | Employment Services and Franchise Law Alert
Dec 19, 2014 | NLRB Files Labor Violations Complaints against McDonald's
The National Labor Relations Board has issued complaints against McDonald’s USA and McDonald’s franchisees as joint employers. According to the NLRB, both McDonald’s USA and various franchises engaged in activities that violated the rights of empl...
Alert | Homebuilding and Construction Industry Alert
Dec 18, 2014 | House Bill 87: Proposed Amendments to Florida's Construction Defect Act
By Michael Furbush, Partner, Board Certified Specialist - Business Litigation and Thomas Wert, Partner, Board Certified Specialist - Construction Law On December 9, 2014, the Florida House of Representatives introduced a bill that would substantia...
Alert | Government Relations Alert
Dec 17, 2014 | U.S. and Cuba to Reestablish Diplomatic Relations
Earlier today, President Barack Obama announced that the U.S. and Cuba are set to normalize diplomatic relations, marking a thaw in one of the last remaining remnants of Cold War-era foreign policy. As a part of resuming diplomatic relations with...
Alert | Transportation Law 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...
Alert | Employment Services Alert
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...
Alert | Employment Services Alert
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...
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...
Alert | Employment Services Alert
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...
Alert | Employment Services Alert
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...
Alert | Employment Services Alert
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...
Alert | Employment Services Alert
Sep 16, 2014 | Department of Labor Targets Restaurant Industry Employers
The Wage and Hour Division of the Department of Labor has recently escalated enforcement initiatives throughout the U.S. to identify and remedy labor violations in the restaurant industry. The Department of Labor views low-wage workers who lack knowl...
Alert | Banking & Financial Institutions Alert
Sep 5, 2014 | Federal Banking Regulators Finalize Liquidity Rules
On September 3, 2014, in response to lingering liquidity concerns in the wake of the financial crisis, federal banking regulators finalized their rule requiring the largest U.S. banks to hold enough liquid assets to survive another financial emergenc...