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OSHA's New Rule Impacts the Health Care Industry

The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently issued a final rule that becomes effective January 1, 2017 requiring healthcare industry employers to electronically submit to OSHA injury and illness data…more
| Health, Labor & Employment Law

Will GOP Endorsement of ‘Hack Back’ Make Cyberspace Safe Again?

Amidst the balloons and excitement (and smoke machines and procedural kerfuffles) at the GOP Convention in Cleveland, one provision in the party platform has caught the eye of cyber experts. For the first time, an American…more
| Elections & Politics, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

New OSHA Rule Impacts Employer Drug Testing Policies

On May 12, 2016, the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) published its new final rule to "Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses." The new rule is meant to prevent employers from…more
| Labor & Employment Law

Failing to Put in Place an Appropriate Buy-sell Agreement Among the Business Owners - Pay Me Now or Pay Me Later - Common Legal Mistakes Made by Small Business Owners

Pay Me Now or Pay Me Later is a series of short tips on common legal mistakes small business owners make. Tip? #2?? - Put in Place an Appropriate Buy-sell Agreement Among the Business Owners... …more
| Business Organizations, Securities Law

First Ever OCR Settlement of Enforcement Action against HIPAA Business Associate Due to PHI Breach

On June 30, the Office of Civil Rights (OCR) announced the first HIPAA settlement agreement with a business associate. This follows recent settlements with two HIPAA covered entities under HIPAA due, in large part, to the…more
| Health, Privacy

Analogizing an Internet Accessible Computer to Broken Window Blind, Court Finds No Expectation of Privacy in Computers

A federal court in the Eastern District of Virginia has held that a user utilizing a computer connected to the Internet has no expectation of privacy because hackers have repeatedly demonstrated their ability to circumvent…more
| Criminal Law, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Ten Days In June: Post-Brexit Developments in the U.S.-E.U. Data Protection Regime

The excitement surrounding the unexpected Brexit results has drowned out less dramatic stories. With David Cameron’s resignation as Prime Minister and Jeremy Corbyn’s position as Leader of the Opposition increasingly precarious,…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Elections & Politics, International Law & Trade, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

The Common Interest Doctrine: Lessons on avoiding an inadvertent waiver of the attorney-client privilege

?Most lawyers are familiar with the general rule that a client waives the attorney-client privilege by disclosing the privileged information to third parties. The common interest doctrine, however, provides an exception to this…more
| Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts

Failing to Choose the Best Entity Structure for Your Business - Pay Me Now or Pay Me Later - Common Legal Mistakes Made by Small Business Owners

Pay Me Now or Pay Me Later is a series of short tips on common legal mistakes small business owners make. Tip? #1?? - Failing to Choose the Best Entity Structure for Your Business..…more
| Business Organizations

Legislature restores wrongful discharge claim eliminated by HB2

We previously wrote a short guide for North Carolina employers on the employment law implications of House Bill 2 “HB2”…more
| Elections & Politics, Labor & Employment Law

Shorts On Long Term Care July 2016 - News for the NC LTC Community

Just when you thought things couldn’t get much worse for skilled nursing facility providers in terms of civil money penalties and other survey sanctions, it did. All of a sudden, we’ve noticed in our practice a marked uptick in…more
| Health

North Carolina General Assembly Enacts Major Reforms to Adult Care Home Deficiency and Penalty Laws

The North Carolina General Assembly has passed House Bill 667 which enacts major changes to the state’s adult care home (and mental health) survey deficiency and penalty laws. The legislation was signed by the Governor on June…more
| Elections & Politics, Health

Health Care Providers Operating in a Material World

Health care providers beware – the United States Supreme Court may have just equipped federal authorities with another tool for pursuing false or fraudulent claims billed to Medicare or Medicaid under the False Claims Act (FCA)…more
| Civil Procedure, Government Contracting, Health

Just When You Thought it was Safe to Go Back in the Water: Brexit Creates Additional Uncertainty in Trans-Atlantic Privacy Compliance

In October 2015, the European Court of Justice invalidated the US-EU Safe Harbor Program in the landmark Schrems v. Data Protection Commissioner decision. The Safe Harbor was a 15-year old program that had allowed American firms…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Elections & Politics, International Law & Trade, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

The Defense of Trade Secrets Act of 2016 - A new federal cause of action for trade secret misappropriation

On May 11, President Obama signed into law the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016. Effective immediately, the DTSA establishes a federal cause of action for trade secret misappropriation. The new statutory framework largely…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Intellectual Property, Labor & Employment Law
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