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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...
Alert | Employment Services Alert
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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Sep 3, 2014 | HIPAA and Mental Health: Answers to Top Doc Questions
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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...
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Aug 20, 2014 | Under Proposal, CME Speakers No Longer Exempt from Sunshine Act
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...
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Aug 6, 2014 | States Could Soon Require Random Drug, Alcohol Tests for Docs
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...
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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...
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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...
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Jul 31, 2014 | 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...
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Jul 29, 2014 | President Obama Issues Executive Order Making it Illegal for Federal Government Contractors to Discriminate on the Basis of Sexual Orientation or Gender Identity
On July 21, 2014, President Obama issued an Executive Order that makes it illegal for federal government contractors to discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. The Executive Order amends Executive Order 11246, first issued...
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Jul 25, 2014 | Federal Government Continues to Target Bank Compliance Programs
By Nicole Hughes Waid The U.S. Treasury Department announced yesterday that Bank of America Corp's banking unit agreed to pay $16.6 million to resolve allegations that it processed hundreds of transactions for drug traffickers who are subject to U...
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Jul 24, 2014 | Group Rating Class Action Law Suit
The Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation (BWC) reports they have reached an agreement to settle for $420 million a class action lawsuit filed seven years ago. The lawsuit, known as the San Allen case, was against the state over the Bureau’s group...
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Jul 23, 2014 | Physicians and Teaching Hospitals Should Register and Review Reporting of Payments Made and Interests Held Before They are Released to the Public
On September 30, 2014, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (“CMS”) will release information to the public relating to certain payments to physicians and teaching hospitals (collectively “Covered Providers”) from drug/device manufacturers a...
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Jul 23, 2014 | OIG Issues Special Fraud Alert: Lab Payments to Referring Physicians
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Jul 17, 2014 | New Decision on Catastrophic Loss Exceptions to the Non-Economic Damages Cap: The Cap Applies As a Matter of Law
By Christopher E. Cotter The tort reform legislation passed by the Ohio General Assembly in 2005 includes a cap on the amount of non-economic damages that may be recovered at trial by an injured plaintiff. Damages for non-economic loss are limited...