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Jun 24, 2014 | Senate Considers Changes to Retiree Group Health Benefits Vesting Laws
By Matthew D. Austin, Partner The Senate is considering amendments to federal benefits and labor laws that would make any retiree group health benefits vest upon retirement or the completion of 20 years of service. The Bankruptcy Fairness and E...
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Jun 24, 2014 | U.S. Supreme Court Holds Intent to Defraud Bank Not Required for Bank Fraud Conviction
By Nicole Hughes Waid, Partner Yesterday, the Supreme Court handed down its decision in Loughrin v. United States, No. 13-316. Justice Kagan delivered the opinion of the Court, which held that in a prosecution for bank fraud under 18 U.S.C. § 1344...
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Jun 19, 2014 | OSC Issues New Fact Patterns Flyer on Citizenship/Immigration Status and National Origin Discrimination in Employment
The U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Special Counsel for Immigration-Related Unfair Employment Practices (“OSC”), has recently released an updated and instructive  "Fact Patterns Flyer" (rev. June 2014), which includes many examples of citizensh...
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Jun 19, 2014 | U.S. Supreme Court Finds Inherited IRAs Not Protected in Bankruptcy
On June 12, 2014, the Supreme Court unanimously upheld a Seventh Circuit decision that said inherited IRAs do not enjoy the protections of IRAs in bankruptcy proceedings. The petitioner in Clark v. Rameker, Trustee, Hedi Heffron-Clark, inherited a...
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Jun 19, 2014 | Ohio Governor Signs Captive Insurance Bill
By Christopher Cotter Ohio companies are able to operate their own locally based commercial insurance subsidiaries under legislation signed into law on June 17, 2014 by Ohio Governor John Kasich. House Bill 117 allows Ohio businesses to form a cap...
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Jun 18, 2014 | IRS Begins Code Section 409A Audit Program
By David C. Strosnider, Partner Background Congress added Section 409A to the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended (“Section 409A”) as part of the American Jobs Creation Act of 2004. Section 409A dramatically increased the federal regulati...
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Jun 9, 2014 | Canada Cracks Down on Bribery - Charges Two Americans under Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act
By Thomas M. Larned, Of Counsel The Royal Canadian Mounted Police issued arrest warrants for former Cryptometrics Inc. CEO Robert Barra and former COO Dario Bernini, charging both with violations of the CFPOA. Details of the bribery scheme involve...
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Jun 5, 2014 | Deadline Looming to Amend Retirement Plans for Same-Sex Benefits
The recent IRS Notice 2014-19 provides much needed guidance on how qualified retirement plans should treat the marriages of same-sex couples following the Supreme Court’s decision in United States v. Windsor. The Windsor decision invalidated Section...
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Jun 5, 2014 | Department of Health and Human Services Issues Special Advisory Bulletin on Independent Charity Patient Assistance Programs
By Brian Dickerson The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Inspector General (OIG) recently issued a Supplemental Special Advisory Bulletin concerning Independent Charity Patient Assistance Programs (PAPs). The Supplemental Bul...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...