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Oct 1, 2014 | PAs and NPs: 4 Legal Considerations for Practices
Alert | Employment Services Alert
Sep 24, 2014 | Does Your Wellness Plan Meet the Reasonable Alternative Standard?
As fall open enrollment approaches, now is the time for Plan Sponsors to reevaluate their wellness programs and confirm that they comply with the regulations issued under the Affordable Care Act. The Departments of Labor, Treasury, and Health and Hum...
Alert | FSMA Alert
Sep 22, 2014 | FSMA Rules: One Last Chance to Submit Comments
On September 19, 2014 the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) made available revised versions of four draft rules which had been previously published and for which the comment period had closed. These draft rules were originally proposed in 2013...
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Sep 18, 2014 | Union "Ambush" Elections: Be Prepared or Be Unionized
An overly aggressive National Labor Relations Board, which exists solely to administer the National Labor Relations Act, created law in 2011 by implementing new rules that dramatically assist labor unions in organizing workers. Together, these rules...
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Sep 18, 2014 | NLRB's 'Joint Employer' Test Will Rewrite Labor Law
Much has been written about the National Labor Relations Board's quest to find joint employer status between McDonald’s parent company and its franchisees. The Board is even changing the legal definition of joint employer to satisfy its desired outco...
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Sep 17, 2014 | Healthcare Investements: Ask the Right Questions
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Sep 16, 2014 | Department of Labor Targets Restaurant Industry Employers
The Wage and Hour Division of the Department of Labor has recently escalated enforcement initiatives throughout the U.S. to identify and remedy labor violations in the restaurant industry. The Department of Labor views low-wage workers who lack knowl...
Alert | Banking & Financial Institutions Alert
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...
Alert | Employment Services Alert
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
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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...
Alert | Franchise Law Alert
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...
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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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Aug 1, 2014 | Employee Misclassification is an Easy, and Costly, Mistake