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Health Alert (Australia) - Week of August 25, 2014

In This Issue: Judgments; Legislation; and Reports. Excerpt from Reports: Australia. Department of Health & Ageing Media releases - 20 August 2014 - New Centre to Deliver More Health...more

JAMS Dispute Resolution Alert, Summer 2014

In This Issue: - Experts Predict ADR Will Help Resolve Affordable Care Act Claims - ADR News & Case Updates - Domestic Focus ..Supreme Court Ruling Expands Whistleblower Protections - Good...more

Health Alert (Australia) - June 16, 2014

In This Issue: Judgments; Legislation; and Reports. - Except from Judgments: New South Wales - 12 June 2014 - Rosten v Mid North Coast Local Health District [2014] NSWIRComm 29 - This was...more

Immigration Alert: April 2014

I. USCIS Reaches Fiscal Year 2015 H-1B Cap - As most H-1B employers know, there is an annual quota on the number of new H-1B petitions that can be approved each federal fiscal year. The quota is 65,000 for regular H-1B...more

New U.S. Guidance On Expatriate Health Plans

As discussed in a prior post, the U.S. Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) is currently in the process of finalizing its regulations implementing the Affordable Care Act’s (“ACA”) “Employer Mandate.” The Employer Mandate, which...more

Health Alert (Australia) - 20 January 2014

In This Issue: Judgments, Legislation, and Reports. - Excerpt from Judgments: Commonwealth - 15 January 2014 - Short v Ambulance Victoria [2014] FCA 3 - The applicant's employment as a...more

Health Alert (Australia) - 2 December 2013

In This Issue: Judgments; Legislation; and Reports. Excerpt from Judgments: Commonwealth - 22 November 2013 - Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation v Eastern Health [2013] FCAFC 137...more

Treasury And IRS Provide Guidance For Same-Sex Married Couples - What Same-Sex Couples Need To Know

The IRS and the U.S. Department of the Treasury announced on August 29, 2013, that same-sex couples who validly enter into a marriage in a jurisdiction whose laws authorize the marriage of two individuals of the same sex will...more

Ten Required Steps To Ensure Effective Compliance Programs By Pharmaceutical And Medical Device Companies (Part III Of III)

In response to the Glaxo controversy and the continuing risks of aggressive FCPA enforcement, drug and device companies need to review and enhance their anti-corruption compliance programs. ...more

Benefit Issues in Puerto Rico: Impact of the ACA, ERISA and the PBGC

This article highlights some recent developments that employers with Puerto Rico employee benefits arrangements should consider concerning compliance with U.S. federal laws on health care reform and the Patient Protection and...more

Tax Law Updates - June 2013

If you would like copies of an article that is not linked to a PDF file, or if you would like to receive copies of future articles, please contact Rebecca Sprunger at rsprunger@orrick.com. - 03-29-2013 (U.S.) Final...more

Favorable Temporary ACA Exemption for Expatriate Health Plans

Recently issued guidance addresses the unique compliance issues surrounding expatriate health plans under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010, as amended by the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act...more

Fully-Insured Expatriate Health Plans Get Extra Time to Comply with PPACA

Recognizing that expatriate group health plans may find it impossible, or nearly impossible, to comply with all of the relevant provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (PPACA), the U.S. Labor...more

Clearance: Proskauer's Quarterly Antitrust Update - Fall 2012

In This Issue: - Exchange Of Employee Wage Information: What Is Permitted Under The Antitrust Laws? - Minn-Chem Maximizes Sherman Act's Reach - The FTC Goes Retro to Win Down South - 7th Circuit Clarifies...more

International Employment Law Review - July 2012 / Issue 2

Welcome to the latest issue of the International Employment Law Review. In this edition, we examine the most significant employment law developments of the year thus far in Belgium, England and Wales, France, Germany,...more

May 7, 2012 - The Federal Crimes Watch Daily

The Federal Crimes Watch Daily is a daily newspaper that discusses current federal criminal issues written by a federal criminal defense attorney....more

Global HR Hot Topics: Expatriates, US Tax Withholding, US Social Security Contributions—And COBRA

Employer income tax withholding, social security contributions and employee benefits mandates usually amount to a straightforward issue of the local law at the place of employment. An employee working in Italy is subject to...more

Week of February 6, 2012 on ILN Today - Roundup!

Happy Friday all! It's been a very busy week here at the ILN, which makes me feel as though this is a well-deserved weekend ahead. On to the roundup - because it's been so busy this week, I'm going with a top...more

Global Health and Safety Initiatives - June 2011

Challenge: Global risks like pandemics and crises (terrorism, natural disasters) can make cross-border health and safety initiatives a business imperative. But multinationals’ emerging efforts to launch these programs...more

Relief Efforts in Japan -- Understand the Insurance Limitations

We are getting questions from our clients about needed relief efforts in Japan and want to address a matter of critical importance: employee insurance coverage. Companies planning group relief efforts or permitting...more

Corporate and Financial Weekly Digest - May 10, 2010

In This Issue: *BROKER DEALER ..FINRA to Assume Responsibility for Regulating NYSE Euronext Markets *LITIGATION ..Second Circuit Affirms No Duty to Disclose Merger Negotiations ..Third Party May Not Compel...more

Corporate and Financial Weekly Digest - April 23, 2010

In this issue: SEC/CORPORATE *NASDAQ Amends Global Select Market Initial Listing Requirements BROKER DEALER *FINRA Issues Guidance Regarding Private Placement Obligations FINANCIAL MARKETS *Senate Committee Approves...more

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