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Five on Friday – Five Recent Developments that We’ve Been Watching Closely: October 2015

It’s Friday and time for our latest overview of developments in the field of business and human rights that we’ve been monitoring. This week’s post includes notice of several new lawsuits regarding human rights concerns...more

Prepare for the July 1 SaVE Act Deadline

By July 1, 2015, all higher education institutions must be in full compliance with the Campus Sexual Violence Elimination (SaVE) Act amendments to the Clery Act, per the final regulations issued last October. See 34 C.F.R....more

Senn on 10 Best Practices in a Cross-Border Investigation – Part II

Today I conclude a two-part series on how to formulate an effective best practices cross-border investigation based upon an interview I did with Mara Senn, a partner at Arnold & Porter LLP, who specializes in white collar...more

HIPAA Enforcement Remains a Concern for Providers of All Sizes

On Monday, April 27, 2015, the Department of Health and Human Services ("HHS"), Office for Civil Rights ("OCR") announced a settlement with Cornell Prescription Pharmacy ("Cornell"). Under the Resolution Agreement, Cornell...more

OCR Settles Alleged HIPAA Violations with Small, Single Location Pharmacy for $125,000 – Emphases Importance for Secure Disposal...

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Civil Rights (OCR) announced yesterday a new settlement relating to potential violations of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996...more

HIPAA and “Meaningful Use” Audits: Issues to Consider and How to Prepare

As more and more providers adopt electronic health records (“EHRs”) systems (and with new regulations concerning their required use for purposes of Medicare billing for chronic care management, their popularity can only...more

2015 Hot Topics for Multinational Companies

As we enter the New Year, Littler's international practice has identified a number of key employment and labor law issues for multinational companies (MNCs). The past year has brought to the fore some challenging issues...more

OCR Issues Guidance Relating to Same-Sex Marriages

The Department of Health and Human Services' Office for Civil Rights recently published guidance to assist covered entities by explaining how the United States Supreme Court's decision regarding the Defense of Marriage Act...more

My “Momma Bear” Is Coming Out: Cyber Bullies Prove Social Media Training Needs An Anti-Harassment Element

More than 50% of teens have experienced cyber bullying. Parents have historically looked to their children’s schools and local government to address the issue, but what about the social media sites which contribute to the...more

International Employment Law Review: August 2013 - Issue 4: Recent Employment Law Developments in France

Legislation - Interprofessional National Agreement and Law on Employment Security Passed - On January 11, 2013, social partners at national level agreed to an interprofessional agreement “for a new economic and...more

OCR Wants Feedback From Audited Covered Entities

The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) is preparing to conduct an online survey of the 115 covered entities it audited in 2012 as part of the HITECH-mandated, pilot audit program. OCR hopes to use the survey results to evaluate...more

2013 US Labor and Employment Horizon

Overview - As a resource to our clients, the Labor, Employment and Workplace Safety team at K&L Gates has summarized major legislative changes and key cases affecting employers in 2013 in certain key states in which we...more

February 2013 U.S. Labor and Employment Update

In This Issue: - Supreme Court to Address “Changing Clothes” under the FLSA - First Appellate Court Decision on FLSA’s Nursing Mother Provision - Courts Continue Trend in Favor of Class Waivers in Arbitration...more

Attention California Employers: New Employment Laws Affecting Your Business Take Effect On January 1, 2013

With the stroke of several employee-friendly pens, Governor Brown enacted a number of new laws in California that take effect on January 1, 2013. These laws further expand the rights of employees in California, and further...more

Legislative Update: Minimum Wage Hike, Personnel Files Act and Unemployment Discrimination Bills Fail

The General Assembly finished its business for 2012 last night and although there was a last minute flurry of legislation, several bills that had been tracked by many employers came up short. •Senate Bill 79, which...more

New Jersey Business Litigation: Attorney-Client Privilege Only Extends So Far

New Jersey Business Litigation: Attorney-Client Privilege Only Extends So Far by Robert Levy In Marshall v. JPMorgan Chase Bank, A-1405-11, the Appellate Division of the Superior Court of New Jersey reminded litigants...more

A Month In UK Employment Law - February 2012

In This Issue: A monthly newsletter covering the latest developments in UK Employment Law. Case Update...............1 News Update...............3 Upcoming Legal Developments.............4 Please see...more

New California Employment Laws in 2012

Now that the new year is upon us, it is important for employers to be aware of the numerous new California laws in the employment area that will impact their operations. Unless otherwise noted, the laws listed below are...more

Employment and Wage and Hour Law Newsletter™ - December 2011


California Employment Law Updates

In his first legislative season, California Governor Jerry Brown has signed into law 22 employment-related bills. All but one go into effect on January 1, 2012. The most significant changes are summarized as...more

New Wave of California Employment Laws Requires Prompt Action

A new tidal wave of employment laws is about to flood the shores of California. On January 1, 2012, multiple new laws will take effect in California, and they will have a significant impact on the employment practices of...more

California Employment Laws Taking Effect In 2012

California is at it again! Over the past few weeks Governor Jerry Brown signed several employment-related bills – some of which require employers of all sizes to update their policies and practices. Some of the new laws, most...more

Labor Letter - May 2011

In This Issue: Arbitration Can Save Time and Money By James R. Holland II (Kansas City) As American businesses slowly emerge from the worst downturn since the Great Depression, employers should steer clear of roadblocks...more

What Fees Can Public Entities Recover From Successful Litigation

In federal civil rights litigation, a successful plaintiff suing a public entity may ordinarily recover his or her attorneys fees. But when the public entity defendant prevails, it may also recover its attorneys fees from the...more

"Belongs To The Company" Means Exactly That

In Holmes v. Petrovich Development Company, plaintiff Gina Holmes sued her former employer for sexual harassment, retaliation, wrongful termination, violation of the right to privacy, and intentional infliction of emotional...more

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