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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

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Issues New Guidance on Women’s Rights in the Workplace

On June 14, 2016, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC or Commission) participated in the White House United State of Women Summit. Coinciding with the Summit, the EEOC issued three resource documents that address…more
| Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

NC DHHS Submits Section 1115 Waiver Application for Medicaid Reform, But the Process is Far from Complete

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) submitted the Section 1115 Demonstration Waiver application (waiver application) to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) on June 1, 2016, meeting…more
| Health

North Carolina Supreme Court Strikes Down Cyberbullying Statute On Free Speech Grounds

In State v. Bishop (June 10, 2016), the Supreme Court of North Carolina reversed a unanimous panel of the Court of Appeals and struck down the state’s cyberbullying statute, N.C.G.S. § 14-458.1 as unconstitutional…more
| Communications & Media Law, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law, Education

EEOC Issues Final ADA Regulations on Wellness Plans

The EEOC’s issuance on May 16, 2016, of final regulations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) on employee wellness programs represents the close of another chapter in the history of confusion regarding rules…more
| Labor & Employment Law

W-2 Phishing Scams: Don’t Take the Bait

In recent weeks, hundreds of businesses around the country have been hit by an email “phishing” scam that is both brilliant in its exploitation of workplace power dynamics and potentially devastating in its effects. This…more
| Communications & Media Law, Labor & Employment Law, Privacy

EEOC Issues Final Rule Increasing The Penalty For Violation Of Notice Posting Requirements

Employers covered by Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII), the Americans with Disabilities Act (the ADA) or the Genetic Information Non-Discrimination Act (GINA) (generally, employers with 15 or more employees)…more
| Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

Corridors - June 2016 - News for North Carolina Hospitals

Final CMS Rule on the Reporting and Returning of Medicare Overpayments Is a Wake-Up Call for Physicians - Effective March 14, 2016, a final rule published in February 2016 by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services…more
| Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Government Contracting, Health, Privacy

OCR Clarifies confusion with the $6.50 flat fee charge for PHI

In response to several questions received after the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Civil Rights (OCR) published a fact sheet in early 2016 on individuals’ rights to access protected health…more
| Health, Privacy

Coming Soon to Your Inbox! Phase 2 of OCR's Audit Program for HIPAA Compliance

On March 21, 2016, the Office of Civil Rights (OCR) in the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced that it was ready to begin Phase 2 of its audit program for HIPAA compliance, which will include auditing…more
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Supreme Court: Fraudulent Conveyance Scheme Renders Debt Nondischargeable in Bankruptcy

On May 16, 2016, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its opinion in Husky International Electronic, Inc. v. Ritz. The opinion is a favorable development for creditors because it expands the types of fraudulent conduct that can prevent…more
| Bankruptcy, Business Organizations, Finance & Banking

United States Department of Labor Publishes Overtime Final Rule

On May 18, 2016, the United States Department of Labor (DOL) published its Final Rule (Final Rule) updating overtime regulations under the Fair Labor Standards Act. The DOL proposed a Final Rule in June 2015 and asked for public…more
| Labor & Employment Law

Term Sheets and the Reimbursement of Due Diligence Costs

In today’s fast-paced lending environment, lenders often are required to order third-party reports and engage outside counsel prior to completing formal underwriting and issuing loan commitments. A non-binding term sheet is…more
| Business Organizations, Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking

Help! They've got Grandma's Data and They're Holding it for Ransom!

Imagine if you started to open a resident’s file on your computer and this message came up on your screen against a red background..…more
| Health, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

U.S. Supreme Court is Weighing the Merits of U.S. vs. Texas The Legality of President Obama’s Executive Action Granting Deferred Action to Parents of U.S. Citizens and Childhood Arrivals in the US

In November of 2014, Secretary of Homeland Security Johnson issued new policies based upon President Obama’s Executive Order allowing certain undocumented individuals who entered the U.S. on or before January 1, 2010, to apply…more
| Civil Procedure, Elections & Politics, Immigration Law
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