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Congress is reviewing legislation designed to permit telemedicine providers to treat Medicare patients across state lines without the need for separate state licensure. The Telemedicine for Medicare Act of 2015 (S. 1778 and H.R. 3081)…more
KEEP HOPES ALIVE: EADS & ACCEPTING JOB PROMOTIONS AFTER AN I-140 APPROVAL IS SOON GOING TO BE A REALITY.
Acknowledging the need of the U.S. businesses to hire and retain highly-skilled foreign-born U.S. workers, especially from India and China, who remain stuck with the same employer for years in order to obtain an employment-based green…more
WHAT ROLE WILL THE GOVERNMENT OF MALAYSIA PLAY IN APPROVING AND REGULATING FOREIGN DIRECT INVESTMENT? Regulation of foreign investment in Malaysia is done both through legislation as well as governmental policies. Specific…more
On August 28, 2015, the Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau (“Bureau”), on authority delegated from the Federal Communications Commission, released an Order (“August 28 Order”) granting 117 petitions seeking a retroactive waiver…more
Broadly speaking, the position is currently that the first £30,000 of any non-contractual termination payment can be paid free of deductions for tax and national insurance (NI), and that most other payments are subject to tax and NI…more
Michael Jordan Testifies He Doesn’t Do Deals For Less Than $10 Million: Jury Awards Him $8.9 Million In Lawsuit Over Use Of His Likeness In Ad For $2 Coupon Off Steak
A jury awarded Michael Jordan $8.9 million this week after he testified he doesn’t do deals for less than $10 million and he would never have done a deal with the grocery store chain Dominick’s Finer Foods, LLC, as it wasn’t in line…more
A recent attempt by the Illinois legislature to significantly expand the scope of the Illinois data breach notification legislation was vetoed by Governor Rauner. As passed by the General Assembly, Illinois Senate Bill 1833 would have…more
On August 24, 2015, the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit issued a precedential opinion in the matter of Federal Trade Commission v. Wyndham Worldwide Corporation, et al., No. 14-3514 (3d. Cir., Aug. 24, 2015). The…more
On August 27, 2015, in a 3–2 decision, the National Labor Relations Board (the Board) determined that Browning-Ferris Industries of California was a joint employer of workers hired by a contractor to staff one of Browning-Ferris’s…more
In a widely dreaded reversal of more than 30 years of precedent, a majority of the NLRB found that an alleged joint employer does not have to actively “codetermine” or control terms and conditions of employment in order to be…more
Fifth Circuit Holds Unaccepted Rule 68 Offer of Judgment Cannot Moot a Named Plaintiff’s Claim in a Putative Class Action
The defendant in a putative class action brought pursuant to the Electronic Funds Transfer Act (EFTA), 15 U.S.C. § 1693, et seq., tendered a Rule 68 offer of judgment to the named plaintiff before class certification briefing occurred…more