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Contents of Offering Statement - For many years, SEC Regulation A languished as an exemption from registration that nobody really used. Although securities issued in a Regulation A offering are not “restricted securities” and are…more
CMS published a proposed rule on May 5, 2015 that would update Medicare hospice payment rates and the wage index for fiscal year (FY) 2016. CMS estimates that the proposed rule would increase overall payments to hospices by about 1.3%…more
Hector recently graduated from UC Berkeley and is anxious about his upcoming job interview. He is about to enter the adult world. But he has also got a bigger problem: When he was 17, he was not as wise as he is now at the ripe ol' age…more
Supreme Court Instructs Ninth Circuit to Consider Common Law of Trusts in Applying ERISA's Statute of Limitations
The Supreme Court has once again emphasized the importance of ERISA’s origins in the common law of trusts, this time in interpreting its statute of limitations. On May 18, the Court reversed the Ninth Circuit’s decision in Tibble v…more
Back To The Future – Should Stock Incentive Plans Impose Grant Limits on Non-Employee Director Awards?
On April 30, 2015, the Court of Chancery of the State of Delaware rendered an important case decision in a procedural matter dealing with the equity compensation of non-employee members of a company’s board of directors (see Calma v…more
A recent decision from the Arizona Court of Appeals holds that preliminary 20-day notices served on bonded projects under the Little Miller Act (“LMA”), A.R.S. § 34-223(A), must be served by registered or certified mail. As a result…more
The Third Circuit put a screeching halt to the contention that drivers must actually cross state lines to be exempt from overtime under the Motor Carrier Act (“MCA”). In Resch v. Krapf’s Coaches, Inc., the court ruled that drivers were…more
More than Just a TV Show: How Bruce Jenner’s Story Sheds Light on the Importance of Workplace Policies for Transgender Employees
Last month in a nationally televised interview, U.S. Olympic icon Bruce Jenner revealed to the world that he is a transgender woman. While the coming out process for the rest of the nearly 700,000 transgender Americans may not garner…more
BREAKING NEWS: Health insurer CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield disclosed today that hackers gained access to one of its databases, exposing personally identifiable information for approximately 1.1 million people…more
In a 5-4 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court, in the case of Comptroller of the Treasury of Maryland v. Wynne, 575 U.S. ____ (2015), has struck down, under the “dormant” Commerce Clause, an aspect of Maryland’s income tax laws that…more
As expected, the Connecticut Supreme Court has affirmed decisions by both the trial court and intermediate appellate court that personal injury liability coverage for a business’s data loss or theft requires publication as a matter of…more
Mandatory sick pay is coming to California in less than 60 days. Beginning July 1, 2015, the Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act of 2014 (HWHFA) will obligate employers in California to offer sick pay to nearly every category of…more