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Yahoo’s New Parental Leave Policy Raises Some Interesting FMLA Questions
Ann Curry’s Departure from the Today Show Presents a Number of Lessons for Employers
Businessweek Reporter: BigLaw Is "Crash Landing"
[Legal Perspective] When Is It NOT Okay to Delete Your Social Media Account?
D.C. Court Wreaks Havoc on NLRB Pro-Worker Cases
Can You Be Fired for a Tattoo?
President Obama Appoints Three Members to NLRB, but Will They Be Confirmed?
Social Media Law Report - Who Owns Your LinkedIn Account, FTC Guidance on Social Ads, More...
Your Employer Doesn’t Own Your LinkedIn Account, and They Shouldn’t Try To
What You Need to Know About New Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez
Study Reveals Alarming Statistics On Theft and Employee Misuse of Company Data
As Expected, Noel Canning v. NLRB Headed to the Supreme Court
Marijuana in the Workplace
5 Risks of Telecommuting (And How Employers Should Handle Them)
Two Key Elements Every Social Media Policy Should Include
Corporate Law Report: Global HR, Textual Harassment, Working Interviews, and Other Workplace Issues
As Supreme Court Defines “Clothes,” Biggest Impact Will Be on Judiciary’s Deference to DOL
How to Handle Illegal Interview Questions
Corporate Law Report: Workplace Romances, FMLA Changes, California Tax News, and More
Do 'Love Contracts' Ease the Risks of Office Relationships?
The Department of Health and Human Services released final Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) privacy and security regulations on January 25, 2013. ...more
In This Issue:
- Third Circuit Panel Liberalizes “Protected Activity” Immunity for Employees Claiming Whistleblower Status
- Doing Time: A Requirement for White Collar Crime?
- Casting a Smaller Net:...more
In this brave new world of health information privacy, many industry experts and healthcare organizations have emphasized the need to secure portable electronic devices such as laptops, issued to employees. But a recently...more
In a recent panel discussion, one of the speakers was a so-called "ethical hacker" - a hacker-turned-protector of employers' confidential information. As someone at the forefront of cyberattacks, the ethical hacker's opinion...more
If you are a health care provider and/or someone who routinely performs work involving patient health information on behalf of a health care provider, you likely need to know about the HIPAA/HITECH Final Rule....more
On March 18, 2013, the US Departments of Health and Human Services, Labor and Treasury jointly released proposed regulations implementing the 90-day waiting period limitation under the Affordable Care Act. Under the proposed...more
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recently released its final regulations – also known as the “Final Rule” or “Omnibus Rule” – modifying the privacy, security, breach notification and enforcement rules...more
With all of the attention garnered by healthcare reform, it would be easy to overlook the new HIPAA rules (the "Rules") applicable to covered entities under HIPAA, which include employer group health plans. Compliance with...more
The medical device industry remains a hotbed for non-compete litigation, and the reason is plain and simple. Economic justification. Sales reps develop close relationships with surgeons who purchase millions of dollars worth...more
On January 17, 2013, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released final regulations under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), which implement changes made by the Health...more
The Department of Health and Human Services recently released final regulations modifying the HIPAA Privacy, Security Breach Notification and Enforcement Rules (the “Omnibus Rule”). These regulations have far-reaching effects...more
On January 25, 2013, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) published final regulations that modify the Privacy, Security, Enforcement and Breach Notification Rules issued pursuant to the Health Insurance...more
Group Health Plans -
Employers that sponsor group health plans for their employees should pay careful attention to the newly announced final omnibus rule amending the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act...more
The Office for Civil Rights of the Department of Health and Human Services (“OCR”) has issued final regulations modifying the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (“HIPAA”) Privacy, Security, Breach...more
Our first Corporate Law Report of the new year offers executives and in-house counsel a look at some of the key stories we are following right now:
What to do about Cybersecurity; how to handle social media from the...more
The use of employee-owned devices in the business setting – often referred to as “bring-your-own-device” or “BYOD” – presents data security challenges for all businesses....more
In this issue:
- First-Mover Advantage: The Case for Investing in Life Science
- Medical Device User Fee Amendments of 2012: A Fact Sheet
- Life Science Venture Financings for WSGR Clients
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) groundbreaking revisions to the Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) are now final. OSHA’s central purpose in making its major modifications is to align the HCS with...more
On June 28, 2012, the Supreme Court of the United States resolved more than two years of litigation over one of the most hotly contested acts of Congress, definitively upholding virtually all of President Obama’s signature...more
Even with the lingering uncertainty over Medicaid program expansion, the High Court's decision brings some certainty and the need to focus on ramifications of ACA implementation.
On June 28, the U.S. Supreme Court held...more
On June 28, 2012, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a landmark ruling on the constitutionality of key provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA). In a 5-4 decision, the Court ruled the individual mandate...more
On June 18, 2012, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a landmark decision in Christopher v. SmithKline Beecham, Corp., finding that the pharmaceutical industry does not have to pay overtime to its sales representatives who visit...more
In This Issue:
- Self-Insurance Sham?
One way that employers seek to control health plan costs is by self-insuring the plan. By self-insuring, an employer pays only the cost of claims plus an administrative fee...more
Four Rules for Interacting with Healthcare Professionals in the Asia Pacific
Facing legal sanctions and cultural gaffes is a reality when dealing with healthcare professionals in the Asia Pacific.
As you may recall, the HITECH Act required Health and Human Services (HHS), the federal agency in charge of administering HIPAA, to affirmatively conduct periodic audits to ensure that covered entities and business associates...more
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