Armstrong Teasdale LLP

Courts Impose Breach of Fiduciary Duty Penalties on Officers, Directors

Officers and directors of companies can face substantial financial liability for breaching their fiduciary duties to the companies they manage, regardless of their ability to pay such damages, and sometimes regardless of the…more
| Business Torts, Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking

Possible Tax Refund for Kansas Residents

If you work in Kansas City, Missouri and live in Kansas, recent tax developments may give you a basis for a refund. Although Kansas provides residents a tax credit for taxes paid to the State of Missouri, it had not…more
| Taxation

Supervisor Told Employee Patient Abuse 'Comes with the Territory'

An employee responsible for drawing blood from nursing home patients was racially and sexually harassed by one of the patients. When she complained, her supervisor told her that “it comes with the territory” and “you just have…more
| Civil Rights, Health, Labor & Employment Law

The False Claims Act: Do You Really Have Just 60 Days to Repay?

One of your employees informs you of a potential overpayment from Medicare. Do you really only have 60 days from that point to determine if it is indeed an overpayment and repay it? The Patient Protection and Affordable…more
| Government Contracting, Health

MSHA Increases Scrutiny

If you operate or work at a metal/nonmetal mine be ready for significant changes on how the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) will enforce its workplace examination standards.The MSHA recently issued a policy letter…more
| Administrative Law, Energy & Utilities, Labor & Employment Law

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
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