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Alert | Employment Services Alert
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...
Alert | Corporate Compliance Alert
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...
Alert | Corporate Compliance Alert
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...
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...
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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...