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Alert | Employment Services Alert
Sep 23, 2013 | Department of Labor Extends Fair Labor Standards Act Protections to Home Health Care Workers
In a rule that will become effective on January 1, 2015, the US Department of Labor has made significant changes to a longstanding provision of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) as it applies to companies and individuals who provide companionship s...
Alert | Employment Law Alert - Illinois
Aug 14, 2013 | Illinois Court Creates a Bright Line Rule in the Enforcement of Restrictive Covenants in Employment Agreements
The holding of Fifield affects all current and future noncompetition and non-solicitation clauses in employment agreements in the state of Illinois. There must be another form of consideration between the employer and employee to avoid the mandatory...
Alert | Corporate Compliance Alert
Aug 12, 2013 | Securities and Exchange Commission Gets Serious About New "Admit It" Policy
This week the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) demonstrated that the agency is serious about enforcing its new “admit it” policy, which they unveiled earlier this year, since the SEC indicated that it would require JPMorgan Chase to admit wro...
Alert | Corporate Compliance Alert
Jul 23, 2013 | The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act in Latin America
Given the increasing amount of FCPA investigations and actions targeting Latin America, domestic and foreign companies would be well advised to undertake a risk assessment of the company’s corporate structure to evaluate where, and under what circums...
Alert | Home Builders New Case Alert
Jul 17, 2013 | Florida Supreme Court Rules that a Home Builder's Implied Warranties Apply to Subdivision Improvements that Provide "Essential Services" to Homeowners
Maronda Homes, Inc. v. Lakeview Reserve Homeowners Assn., Inc., 2013 WL 3466814 (Fla. July 11, 2013) The Lakeview Reserve Homeowners’ Association sued Maronda Homes for breach of implied warranty, alleging that defects in the design of the roadw...
Alert | Tax Alert
Jul 11, 2013 | DOMA and U.S. v. Windsor - What Might it Mean to You?
Federal tax advantages now available to same-sex couples include the ability to file joint federal income tax returns, spousal retirement plan contributions and rollovers, tax-free health care coverage, unlimited gift and estate tax deductions for tr...
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Jul 9, 2013 | Securities and Exchange Commission Announces New Enforcement Initiatives
The Securities and Exchange Commission (Commission) announced three new initiatives that will build on its Division of Enforcement's (Division) ongoing efforts to concentrate resources on high-risk areas of the market and bring cutting-edge technol...
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Jul 8, 2013 | Florida Law Update: Recent Amendments Affecting Foreclosures
House Bill 87 (HB 87), an act relating to foreclosures (the “Act”), has been signed into law, effective July 1, 2013. The Act affects: 1.    The statute of limitations and recoverable amounts in an action to enforce a claim for deficiency judgment...
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Jul 3, 2013 | Obama Administration Delays Affordable Care Act's Employer Mandate and Reporting Requirements Until 2015
The Obama administration announced on July 2, 2013, that it will delay enforcing two key parts of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) until 2015, including the ACA’s reporting requirements and the requirement that businesses provide health care coverage...
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Jul 2, 2013 | Court Rules Hobby Lobby Can Challenge the Affordable Care Act's Contraception Mandate and Will Not Have to Pay Fines
On June 27, 2013, the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver ruled that Oklahoma City-based arts-and-crafts retailer Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. may contest the contraception mandate provision of the Affordable Care Act and will not have to pay fine...
Alert | Community Association Law Alert
Jul 1, 2013 | 2013 Statutory Revisions to Condominium, Homeowners' Association and Cooperative Acts
Three bills have recently been signed into law by the Florida Governor that may be of particular interest to condominium, homeowners’ and cooperative associations. House Bill 73 becomes effective on July 1, 2013, and revises the Condominium, Homeowne...
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Jul 1, 2013 | UPDATE - $1 Billion Workers' Compensation Rebate to Public and Private Employers
Ohio Governor John Kasich’s proposed a one-time dividend of $1 billion for private and public employers who are state-funded for purposes of workers’ compensation coverage in Ohio has been approved by the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) Board o...
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Jun 28, 2013 | The Affordable Care Act: PCORI Fee Due July 31, 2013
As we described in our Alert of March 14, 2013, the Affordable Care Act (“ACA”) imposes a fee on sponsors of self-funded plans and issuers of individual and group health insurance policies to pay for the research conducted by the Patient-Centered Out...
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Jun 27, 2013 | United States Supreme Court Decision Makes it Easier for Employers to Defeat Title VII Retaliation Claims
The Nassar decision should curtail employees asserting discrimination in anticipation of being fired or disciplined, and then claiming the discipline was in retaliation for complaining of discrimination. It should also lead to fewer frivolous retalia...
Alert | FDA Alert
Jun 27, 2013 | Generic Drug Company Liability: What the Bartlett Decision Means to Your Company
Generic drug makers may take comfort from the reasoning contained in the June 24, 2013, U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Mutual Pharmaceutical Co. v. Bartlett (Docket No. 12-0142). The decision eliminates virtually all lawsuits by injured patients agains...
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Jun 26, 2013 | The United States Supreme Court Narrowly Defines "Supervisor" in Workplace Harassment Claims
In this holding, the Supreme Court specifically rejected the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s (EEOC) definition of a “supervisor” as someone who has the ability to exercise significant discretion over another employee’s daily work. The Court...
Alert | Community Association Law Alert
Jun 20, 2013 | Florida Legislature Moves to Expedite Foreclosure Process in HB 87
HB 87 An Act Relating to Mortgage Foreclosures (Effective June 7, 2013) The most significant aspect of this legislation is that it allows community associations to move mortgage foreclosures forward by requesting that the court enter an “order to...
Alert | Lender Liability Compliance Alert
Jun 18, 2013 | Chicago Ordinance Imposes New Requirements on Owners of Foreclosed Rental Properties
Chapter 5-14-040 requires Owners to notify all tenants in writing that under certain circumstances the tenant may be eligible for relocation assistance. The notice must be in English, Spanish, Polish and Chinese.... On May 29, 2013, The Municipal...
Alert | Intellectual Property Alert
Jun 13, 2013 | Supreme Court Delivers Myriad Opinion
Companies, inventors and investors are advised to review any pending or issued patent directed to gene sequences and evaluate the patentability or validity of any gene sequence claims in view of this important decision by the Supreme Court. The Su...
Alert | FSMA Alert
May 31, 2013 | FDA Issues Final Rule Regarding Prior Notice
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has published the final rule that amends the prior notice requirements of the Food, Drug and Cosmetics Act (FD&CA). Effective May 30, 2013, all prior notice submissions to FDA accompanying imported food intended...