Frank C. Morris, Jr.

Frank C. Morris, Jr.

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HEAL Advisory: Whistleblowers Rewarded Again by SEC and the Judiciary

On August 29, 2014, two whistleblower developments of particular interest to health care and life science entities emerged from the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") and the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals,...more

9/11/2014 - SEC Whistleblower Awards Whistleblowers

Act Now Advisory: The EEOC Is Scrutinizing Separation Agreements: Does Yours Hold Up?

In its "Strategic Enforcement Plan for FY 2013-2016," the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ("EEOC" or "Agency") identifies "Preserving Access to the Legal System" as one of its six core priorities. The Agency...more

6/6/2014

Act Now Advisory: As Defendant, Obama Administration Takes Narrower View of Whistleblower Protections Than as Enforcer - Will This...

Employers attempting to manage corporate compliance programs while balancing privacy concerns and whistleblower protections might find a certain irony, perhaps empathy, in the Obama administration's recent petition for U.S....more

3/7/2014 - CFTC Confidentiality Agreements Dodd-Frank Lawson v FMR NTSA Retaliation Sarbanes-Oxley SCOTUS SEC Separation Agreement Training Transportation Security Administration Whistleblower Protection Policies

U.S. Access Board Advisory Committee's Recommendations for ADA-Accessible Medical Diagnostic Equipment: Implications for Health...

For the past several years, the health care community has been not only at the center of vigorous policy debates about the method of health care delivery in this country, but also in the crosshairs of agencies charged with...more

1/24/2014 - ADA Diagnostic Imaging Services Disability Access Claims DOJ Healthcare Medical Devices Rehabilitation Act

ADA Accessibility Attestation Forms for FIDA (Medicare-Medicaid Advantage Duals) Plans

The Financial Alignment Initiative of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services ("CMS") is a test program designed to better coordinate care for dual Medicare-Medicaid enrollees by aligning the financing of Medicare and...more

12/19/2013 - Accessibility Rules ADA CMS Compliance Medicaid Medical Benefits Medicare Medicare-Medicaid Alignment Initiative

Act Now Advisory: EEOC's Disabilities Guidance Updates Coincides with the APA's Manual of Mental Disorders Update and the AMA's...

On May 15, 2013, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ("EEOC") updated its prior guidance regarding cancer, diabetes, epilepsy, and intellectual disabilities, so as to clarify employers' obligations under the Americans...more

7/11/2013 - ADA AMA Cancer Compliance Department of Transportation Disability DSM EEOC Employer Mandates Healthcare Obesity Supervisors

HEAL Advisory: Employer Mandate Delayed—Employers Get Welcome Relief from Penalties Until 2015, but Many Questions Remain

In reaction to employers' concerns about the many difficulties posed in efforts to comply with the Employer Mandate provisions of the Affordable Care Act ("ACA"), the Obama administration ("Administration") announced late...more

7/5/2013 - Affordable Care Act Deadlines Delays Employer Mandates Health Insurance Healthcare Individual Mandate Pay or Play Penalties U.S. Treasury

Act Now Advisory: DOJ Serves Notice: Celiac Disease and Severe Allergies Now Classified as Disabilities Under the ADA -...

A recent settlement agreement between the United States Department of Justice ("DOJ") and Lesley University in Cambridge, Massachusetts explicitly extends the protections of the Americans with Disabilities Act ("ADA") to...more

1/25/2013 - ADA Celiac Disease Disability Discrimination Food Allergies Food Manufacturers Public Accommodation Reasonable Accommodation Settlement Title III

Take 5: Views You Can Use - November 2012

The docket for the U.S. Supreme Court’s October 2012 term already contains five cases that could substantially impact the employment litigation landscape and employer affirmative action and diversity efforts. This month's...more

11/13/2012

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