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OIG Guidance Addresses Compliance Risks of Emerging Trends in the Healthcare Industry

The Office of Inspector General of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (OIG) recently released new compliance guidance to help healthcare governing boards, attorneys, compliance officers and internal auditors...more

11/4/2015 - Audits CMS Compliance False Claims Act (FCA) Healthcare HHS New Guidance OIG Provider Payments

Canada Continues Aggressive CFPOA Enforcement in Battle against Corruption

The first half of 2015 saw Canada’s Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) continue to employ the stronger enforcement measures and stiffer penalties secured with the 2013 amendments to Canada’s Corruption of Foreign Public...more

11/3/2015 - Canada CFPOA Enforcement Authority FCPA Government Investigations Law Enforcement OECD

Commission-Based Salaries Require Careful Attention to FLSA Compliance

The FLSA requires employers pay employees the minimum wage, as well as overtime at 1.5 times the employee’s regular rate of pay, to those who work more than 40 hours in a workweek. These requirements apply to all employees —...more

6/18/2015 - Best Management Practices Employer Liability Issues Exempt-Employees FLSA Minimum Wage Non-Exempt Employees Retailers Sales Commissions

Survey Finds Companies More Prepared to Combat Global Corruption

The international community has made significant strides in combating corruption, with a proliferation of anti-bribery laws putting companies under pressure to ensure they — and their business partners — are able to detect...more

6/11/2015 - Anti-Corruption Chief Compliance Officers Compliance FCPA Multinationals Risk Assessment Risk Mitigation

EEOC Roundup: April 2015

Employment is heavily regulated in the U.S., where it is illegal to discriminate against a job applicant or an employee because of the person's race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age (40 or...more

6/10/2015 - Age Discrimination Disability Discrimination EEOC Employment Discrimination Gender Discrimination Pregnancy Discrimination Race Discrimination Sex Discrimination Sexual Harassment Transgender

U.S. Forces FIFA to Face Corruption Charges

Allegations of corruption involving FIFA, the international ruling body for football — more commonly known as soccer in the U.S. — reached a boiling point last week when the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) unsealed a...more

6/2/2015 - Bribery Corruption Criminal Prosecution DOJ FCPA FIFA Fraud Indictments Kickbacks Racketeering Soccer Sports

Insights for Improving Conflict Minerals Compliance

As the annual May 31 deadline falls on a Sunday this year, companies must file their Conflict Minerals disclosures under Section 1502 of the 2010 Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act with the U.S....more

5/29/2015 - Compliance Conflict Mineral Rules Dodd-Frank OECD Reporting Requirements SEC

Social Awareness Programs: Good for Business or Legal Risk?

Despite good intentions and previous success taking a stand on contentious issues — i.e., gun control and gay marriage — a coffee company quickly realized its campaign to encourage discussions of race relations between...more

5/8/2015 - Corporate Culture Discrimination Employer Liability Issues Hostile Environment Title VII

Executive Order Authorizes Sanctions against Cybercriminals

Citing cyberthreats as one of the most serious economic and national security challenges to the U.S., President Obama recently issued an executive order (EO) authorizing the use of economic sanctions against those who...more

5/5/2015 - Barack Obama Blocked Entities Blocked Person Cyber Espionage Cyber Threats Cybersecurity Executive Orders Sanctions

$58 Million Antitrust Settlement Approved for Performing Rights Organization Accused of Monopolization

A nationwide class of local television broadcasters recently celebrated when a federal judge approved a settlement agreement in its antitrust lawsuit against one of the three U.S. performance rights organizations (PROs). In...more

4/30/2015 - Antitrust Litigation Entertainment Industry License Agreements Monopolization Music Settlement Agreements Television Broadcast Stations

EEOC Roundup: March 2015

Employment is heavily regulated in the U.S., where it is illegal to discriminate against a job applicant or an employee because of the person's race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age (40 or...more

4/29/2015 - Age Discrimination Disability Discrimination EEOC Employer Liability Issues Enforcement Actions Pregnancy Discrimination Race Discrimination Sex Discrimination Trucking Industry

New Volcker Rule FAQ Allows Non-U.S. Banks to Make Certain Investments Despite Offerings to U.S. Residents

Federal regulators recently issued a new interpretation of Title VI of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act — commonly referred to as the "Volcker Rule" — that makes it significantly easier for...more

4/24/2015 - Banking Sector Banks Dodd-Frank Foreign Banks Hedge Funds Private Equity Funds Statutory Interpretation Volcker Rule

NLRB Provides Comprehensive Rules for Employee Handbook Policies

Employers now have a set of guidelines to keep their employee handbook policies from violating federal labor law. The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) recently issued a comprehensive set of rules outlining what types of...more

4/22/2015 - Employee Handbooks Final Rules NLRA NLRB NLRB General Counsel Section 7

$1.1 Million Judgment Offers Email Marketers Insight into Canada's Anti-Spam Law

Email marketers had mixed reactions to the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission's (CRTC) recent announcement of a $1.1 million judgment against a Quebec company for violations of Canada's new Anti-Spam...more

4/20/2015 - Canada CASL CRTC Email Marketing Money Judgment

SEC Looks to Increase Focus on Enforcement of FCPA Accounting Provisions

Government enforcement of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) typically involves both criminal charges pursued by the Department of Justice (DOJ), and civil charges from the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Last...more

4/17/2015 - Books & Records FCPA Internal Controls Popular SEC Strategic Enforcement Plan

10 Tips for Avoiding Unpaid Intern Lawsuits

A television network recently agreed to pay $7.2 million to settle a class action lawsuit filed by former interns claiming violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and state statutes. This represents one of the...more

4/10/2015 - Class Action Corporate Counsel DOL Employer Liability Issues FLSA Television Broadcast Stations Unpaid Interns

EEOC Workplace Discrimination Claims Drop to Lowest Levels in 7 Years

With the lowest monetary penalties since 1997, a 20% drop in settlement awards, half as many new suits filed and going 0-for-2 in jury trials, it may appear the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) suffered...more

4/9/2015 - Discrimination EEOC Enforcement Statistics

EEOC Roundup: February 2015

Employment is heavily regulated in the U.S., where it is illegal to discriminate against a job applicant or an employee because of the person's race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age (40 or...more

4/7/2015 - ADA ADEA Discrimination EEOC National Origin Discrimination Race Discrimination Title VII

New York Regulators Implement New Measures to Strengthen Cybersecurity in the Insurance Industry

The February 4, 2015 announcement of a data breach at a national health insurer highlighted the need for tighter cybersecurity measures in an industry entrusted with the security of large amounts of sensitive personal...more

4/3/2015 - Cybersecurity Data Breach Enforcement Insurance Industry NYDFS Personally Identifiable Information

New DOL Rules Incorporate Windsor to Extend FMLA Leave to LGBT Families

The Supreme Court's historic ruling in United States v. Windsor was a big win for advocates of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights. Declaring the federal government's restriction of marriage to heterosexual...more

3/31/2015 - DOL DOMA Final Rules FMLA Same-Sex Marriage Spouses US v Windsor

Critics Renew Call for FTC Guidelines on Unfair and Deceptive Practices

Companies and institutions hoping for clarification on how to protect themselves from potential antitrust claims or consumer fraud violations recently participated in a symposium sponsored by law firm Baker & Hostetler. The...more

3/30/2015 - FTC Symposium Unfair or Deceptive Trade Practices

10 Tips for Fostering a Business Culture of Cybersecurity Awareness

Businesses are recognizing the need for new approaches to data security as high-profile cybersecurity incidents reveal the true impact a data breach can have on an organization. One of the biggest realizations is that IT...more

3/27/2015 - Corporate Counsel Corporate Culture Cybersecurity Popular Risk Assessment Risk Management

Congressional Hearing Highlights Concerns Over President's New Federal Contractor Reporting Requirements

Republicans and business groups continued to criticize the aggressive regulatory initiatives in President Obama's Executive Order 13673 (EO13673) at a recent House joint subcommittee meeting last month. ...more

3/25/2015 - Barack Obama Executive Orders Federal Contractors Government Contractors Legislative Agendas Reporting Requirements Subcontractors

Top 10 Tips for Preventing Gender Discrimination in the Workplace

Women have made tremendous strides in the last few decades moving into jobs and occupations previously only engaged in by men. Nonetheless, a high profile lawsuit scrutinizing the overwhelmingly male world of venture capital...more

3/24/2015 - Best Management Practices Corporate Counsel Discrimination Employer Liability Issues Gender Discrimination Popular Sex Discrimination

Bank Pays $67 Million Civil Judgment for Aiding and Abetting Customer's Ponzi Scheme

A national bank discovered it doesn't always pay to keep certain clients happy after paying a $67 million civil judgment against it for its role in helping a customer operate a Ponzi scheme that defrauded investors of $1.2...more

3/23/2015 - Aiding and Abetting Banks Civil Monetary Penalty FinCEN Investment Fraud Investors Ponzi Scheme SEC

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