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Blog: OFCCP Proposes New Sex Discrimination Guidelines for Contractors and Subcontractors

On January 28, 2015, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (“OFCCP”) announced proposed changes to its sex discrimination guidelines (“Guidelines”). The current Guidelines set forth the interpretations and…more
| Civil Rights, Government Contracting, Labor & Employment Law

Alert: Federal Trade Commission "Internet of Things" Report Stirs Debate over Consumer Protection in a Connected World

On January 27, 2015, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) released a staff report titled Internet of Things—Privacy and Security in a Connected World. The report summarizes the topics discussed and input provided by participants…more
| Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Consumer Protection, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Alert: Obama Makes Cybersecurity A National Priority

Over the past two weeks, President Obama has made clear that cybersecurity continues to be a concern, and he and the administration are increasing their focus on the issue…more
| Elections & Politics, Finance & Banking, Privacy, Consumer Protection, Science, Computers, & Technology

Blog: Glass Lewis Expands On Its Views Of Proxy Access Proposals

At the end of last week, as discussed here, proxy advisory firm Glass Lewis told the WSJ that, in some circumstances, it may recommend against company nominees for director when the company excludes a shareholder proposal for…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Securities Law

Blog: Opportunities for Small Businesses in the Government Market

The US Government is the single largest purchaser of goods and services in the world, and its annual goal is to award 23% of its prime contract dollars to small businesses. For fiscal 2013, that amounted to nearly $84 billion…more
| Business Organizations, Commercial Law & Contracts, Science, Computers, & Technology, Government Contracting

HHS to Address Lack of Clarity Regarding Mobile Health

A letter from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Office for Civil Rights to Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.) signals an intent to move forward with providing clearer regulatory guidance relating to the Health…more
| Communications & Media Law, Consumer Protection, Privacy, Health, Science, Computers, & Technology

Alert: Five Ways to Reduce Your HIPAA Liability

As of early December 2014, 1,170 security breaches under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) involving 31 million records had been reported to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)…more
| Consumer Protection, Privacy, Health, Insurance, Science, Computers, & Technology

Blog: Glass Lewis Jumps Into The Fray On Exclusion Of Shareholder Proposals For Proxy Access

The WSJ reported on Friday afternoon that proxy advisory firm Glass Lewis may recommend against company nominees for director when the company excludes a shareholder proposal for proxy access on the basis of a conflicting…more
| Business Organizations, Securities Law

Alert: Reminder Alert: Incentive Stock Options and Employee Stock Purchase Plans—IRS Information Statements and Information Returns under Section 6039

This Alert serves as a reminder of certain year-end reporting requirements imposed under Section 6039 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended, with respect to incentive stock option exercises and transfers of stock…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law, Securities Law, Taxation

Alert: U.S. Supreme Court Revises Standard for Appellate Review of Patent Claim Construction Decisions

On January 20, 2015, the Supreme Court issued a 7-2 decision in Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc. v. Sandoz, Inc., No. 13-854, 574 U.S.__ (2015), holding that the Federal Circuit must apply a "clear error" standard when reviewing…more
| Civil Procedure, Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

Blog: OFCCP Publishes New FAQs on the Collection of Self-Identification Information for Protected Veterans

On January 20, 2015, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (“OFCCP”) published two Frequently Asked Questions (“FAQs”) addressing what self-identification information contractors are required to solicit from…more
| Labor & Employment Law, Military Law, Government Contracting

Alert: Revised 2015 Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Thresholds—Effective February 20, 2015

Filing thresholds under the Hart-Scott-Rodino (HSR) Act will increase by about half a percent (0.5%) effective February 20, 2015. The new, higher thresholds apply to all transactions closing on or after that date but before the…more
| Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Commercial Law & Contracts, Mergers & Acquisitions, Securities Law

Blog: The ABCs of PIIAAs: Protecting Employee-Generated IP

Companies seeking to avoid employment disputes and to secure intellectual property rights to their employees’ inventions should make sure that all employees have signed confidentiality and inventions assignment agreements…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law, Intellectual Property

Blog: Kerfuffle Over “Conflicting Proposal” Exclusion: What Does It Mean For Pending Shareholder Proposals?

As we described in our last post on the saga of James McRitchie’s proxy access proposal submitted to Whole Foods, the SEC staff had granted the no-action request of Whole Foods Market, Inc., confirming that the company could…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Securities Law

Blog: Next Round of HIPAA Audits to Begin “Expeditiously”

During a media roundtable held this week, the Director of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office for Civil Rights (OCR) Jocelyn Samuels provided additional information regarding the long awaited next round of…more
| Privacy, Health, Science, Computers, & Technology
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