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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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Sep 3, 2014 | The Deadline for Plan Compliance with the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act Looms
The Department of Labor (DOL) has broad authority to investigate and audit employers’ benefit plans for compliance with the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA). The DOL’s Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) performs the audit...
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Aug 21, 2014 | An ADA Trap for the Unwary - Noncompliant Websites
Businesses must brace themselves for a tidal wave of accessibility-related lawsuits focused on websites that do not comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). While most companies with 15 or more employees that are open to the public know...
Alert | HIPAA Alert
Aug 19, 2014 | HIPAA Breach at Community Health Systems, Inc. Affects 4.5 Million Individuals
Community Health Systems, Inc., announced yesterday in a filing to the Securities and Exchange Commission that its computer network was targeted by cyber criminals believed to be from China. The attackers reportedly used malware and technology to tra...
Alert | Community Association Law Alert
Aug 18, 2014 | Important Information Regarding Depositing Checks
If your Association receives a partial payment that includes a restrictive endorsement similar to "paid in full" or "full and final satisfaction," you should contact our office to confirm whether you should deposit the check or return it to the own...
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Aug 11, 2014 | IRS Issues Draft Forms for 2015 ACA Reporting
On July 24, 2014, the Internal Revenue Service released drafts of the forms that large employers will be required to file in order to show that the health coverage they offer to their employees complies with the Affordable Care Act (ACA) “shared resp...
Alert | Corporate Compliance Alert
Aug 5, 2014 | Obama's Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Executive Order Severely Increases Compliance and Obligations for Federal Contractors
President Obama warned during his State of the Union speech in January that this would be the “Year of Action” where he unilaterally implements laws on behalf of workers. The creation of new laws is a power generally reserved for Congress, and Republ...
Alert | Franchise Law Alert
Aug 1, 2014 | The Door is Opening to Unionization in Franchised Operations - NLRB Lessens Burden to Prove Franchisor and Franchisee are Joint Employers
What the Board Said The General Counsel of the National Labor Relations Board made good on his threat to seek to expand the traditional joint employer test. If followed by the Board, which is probable, the new test will find McDonald’s corporation...
Alert | FSMA Alert
Aug 1, 2014 | Pursuant to FSMA, FDA Announces FY 2015 Reinspection Fees
On July 31, 2014, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published fee rates for fiscal year 2015 for certain domestic and foreign facility reinspections, failures to comply with a recall order and importer reinspections. The new fees will be effecti...
Alert | HIPAA Alert
Jul 31, 2014 | Hospital Pays $150,000 in Penalties and Fees for Violating HIPAA and State Data Breach Laws
The Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island recently agreed to pay the Massachusetts Attorney General $150,000 in penalties, attorney’s fees, and contributions to funds for education and data security litigation. The hospital’s settlement demonstrat...