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Alert | Employment Services Alert
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...
Alert | Health Care Alert
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...
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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...
Alert | Antitrust Law Alert
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...
Alert | Banking & Financial Institutions Alert
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...
Alert | Energy, Utilities, Oil & Gas Alert
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...
Alert | FAA Alert
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...
Alert | Corporate Compliance Alert
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...
Alert | Employment Services Alert
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...
Alert | Drug & Pharmacy Alert
Jan 27, 2015 | ESI Termination Notice Does Not Mean the End of TRICARE Billing
Express Scripts, Inc. (ESI) administers the TRICARE pharmacy benefit for the Defense Health Agency (DHA), which includes retail pharmacies in the United States and U.S. territories, TRICARE Pharmacy Home Delivery, and stateside specialty pharmacy ser...
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...
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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...
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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...
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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...