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FCC’s Order Clarifies Scope of Telephone Consumer Protection Act

The Federal Communications Commission recently issued the latest in a series of orders providing details about the scope of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”).1 The order is relevant to any companies that use…more
| Communications & Media Law, Consumer Protection, Privacy

DOL Announces that Most American Workers Should Properly be Classified as Employees under the FLSA

U.S. Department of Labor ("DOL") recently issued an Administrator Interpretation Memorandum announcing its position that most American workers are employees (as opposed to independent contractors), and thus are covered by the…more
| Labor & Employment Law

Comprehensive Proposed New Rules Announced for Long-Term Care Facilities

"Far reaching," "massive in scope," and "sweeping," are just a few of the terms that have been used to describe a 403-page proposed rule for Medicare and Medicaid nursing homes, which was released Monday (July 12) by the U.S…more
| Health

NLRB Considers Combining Employees, Contract Labor in Bargaining Units

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), via today’s announcement, is inviting interested parties to submit briefs on whether it should permit bargaining units comprised of both regular employees and temporary workers provided…more
| Labor & Employment Law

DOL Sets off Pre-July 4 Fireworks with Proposal to Double Income Level for Salaried Exempt Employees

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) yesterday issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that would significantly change the legal requirements for an employee to qualify as exempt from the overtime requirements of the Fair Labor…more
| Labor & Employment Law

Healthcare Law Update

Governing boards of health care organizations can greatly benefit from reading a recently released educational document that presents practical tips for board members responsible for overseeing their organizations’ compliance…more
| Business Organizations, Health

U.S. Judge Limits False Claims Act Claims Involving Vague Medicare Regulations

A Missouri federal judge has issued a summary judgment order that could serve as an important limitation on the U.S. Department of Justice’s expanding use of the False Claims Act and penalties aimed at recovering funds from…more
| Civil Procedure, Health, Government Contracting

Colorado Employers Can Fire Workers for Off-Duty Medical Marijuana Use

The Colorado Supreme Court ruled on June 15, 2015, that an employee can be fired for using medical marijuana even though the drug is legal in Colorado and the employee was not at work at the time. The unanimous decision upholds…more
| Conflict of Laws, Labor & Employment Law

EEOC Guidance: Redesigning Wellness Programs to Comply with the ADA

Although the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has been actively taking legal action against employers over wellness programs that it considers coercive under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), companies may…more
| Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law, Privacy, Health

Federal Contractors Face Disqualification From Future Work

Federal contractors, including businesses and universities performing on federally funded projects, have new reporting obligations regarding their labor and safety practices. On May 28, 2015, the Department of Labor published…more
| Government Contracting, Labor & Employment Law

DOD CAF Backlog Likely To Endure Through 2016

Since anticipating and tracking the launch of the Department of Defense Consolidated Adjudication Facility (DOD CAF), Armstrong Teasdale attorneys have counseled hundreds of companies and trustworthy individuals on navigating…more
| Government Contracting, Military Law

Commil USA, LLC v. Cisco Systems, Inc.: A Good-Faith Belief of Patent Invalidity is Not a Defense to Induced Infringement

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled on May 26, 2015, that a defendant accused of inducing the infringement of a patent cannot rely on a good-faith belief in the patent’s invalidity as a defense to liability. This ruling enhances the…more
| Civil Procedure, Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

An Easier Way to Protect Your Designs Globally

Beginning May 13, 2015, U.S. patent owners will have a streamlined and more economical way to obtain international protection of industrial designs. This is the date when U.S. Patent and Trademark Office ("USPTO") rule changes…more
| Intellectual Property, International Law & Trade

U.S. Supreme Court Ruling Opens the Door to Interpretation of Pregnancy Discrimination Act

The U.S. Supreme Court’s March 25 ruling reviving a pregnancy discrimination suit is important to employers because it opens the door to a broader interpretation of the rights provided under the Pregnancy Discrimination Act…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

NLRB General Counsel Offers Guidance on Employer Policies and Rules

On March 19, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) made public new guidance governing a number of keys areas that have been challenging employers for the last few years. These clarifications could affect employers’ policies…more
| Labor & Employment Law
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