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Miami, FL 33131, United States
Contact: Marlisa B. Serrano, Senior Media Relations Manager
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The American Health Care Act, the Sequel Receives Its CBO Grade

Perhaps the high fives in the Rose Garden of the White House a few weeks ago may have been a bit premature. On Wednesday, May 24, 2017, the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released its analysis of the revised…more
 /  Insurance, Labor & Employment Law

Bill Permitting “Comp Time” in Lieu of Overtime Heads to Senate

A Republican proposal to allow private employers to offer employees compensatory time off in lieu of paying overtime at time–and–a–half their regular rate has been approved by the U.S. House of Representatives and next moves to…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Labor & Employment Law

Application or Registration? Eleventh Circuit Widens Circuit Split

The Eleventh Circuit has widened the circuit split on whether a copyright application or completed registration is required before filing a copyright infringement lawsuit. In Fourth Estate Public Benefit v. Wall-Street.com, the…more
 /  Intellectual Property

Florida Homestead Exemption Audits Are Big Business

Florida Property Appraisers, primarily in the populated coastal counties, are combing the nation for taxpayers availing themselves of any other resident related benefit in addition to their Florida Homestead Exemption. The…more
 /  Real Estate - Residential

Whistleblowing Increases with Increasing Visibility

While the current administration is taking steps to dismantle what it views as excessive regulation, one thing is clear: whistleblowers continue to blow the whistle, and ever more visibly so…more
 /  Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

Global Ransomware Attack Makes Healthcare Organizations Wanna Cry

As has been widely reported, on May 12, 2017, organizations around the world, including Britain’s National Health Service, found their data held hostage by actors using a new variant of ransomware called WannaCry. According to…more
 /  Communications & Media Law, Health, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Employees in Educational Programs: Expanded Options for Suits

Employers who are operating educational programs or activities – whether inside or outside educational institutions – take note: a recent court decision adds to a split in the federal appellate courts by allowing employees more…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Education, Labor & Employment Law

It's Official! Inquiring About Salary History Is Now Off-Limits In NYC

New York City joins a handful of jurisdictions nationally to prohibit employers from inquiring into an applicant's salary history as part of an effort to curtail pay disparity on the basis of gender. On May 4, 2017, Mayor Bill…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

The American Health Care Act: Now What Happens?

To great fanfare by both the leadership of the Republican caucus in the House of Representatives (the House) and President Trump, on May 4, 2017, the American Health Care Act (AHCA), the proposed successor/replacement to the…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Health

Episode 13: NYC's New Freelancer Protection Law And The Future Of The On-Demand Economy [Audio]

Matt welcomes Work Market President/Co-Founder Jeff Wall to dispel myths about the developing "on-demand" workforce, discuss how new technology platforms and changing workplace demographics will continue to affect the labor…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

Carefully Crafted Allegations Still Control Early Resolutions [Audio]

In a recent Fifth District Court of Appeal's case in Florida (5th DCA), the court confirmed the age old maxim that the allegations of the complaint control the analysis when evaluating a motion to dismiss a complaint…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Construction Law

"Cookie Monster" Nexus and the Expanding Reach of the State Taxing Authorities

The cookie monster famously devours handfuls of cookies. Thanks to recent developments in states' thinking on physical presence, nexus, and internet commerce, states may use technology "cookies" to devour ever larger shares of…more
 /  Taxation

April Showers Bring More HIPAA Settlements

April proved to be a busy month for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights (OCR) under its newly appointed director, Roger Severino. OCR announced three settlements of potential HIPAA violations…more
 /  Health, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Medicare Advantage 2018 Rate Announcement

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced its 2018 Medicare Advantage (MA) capitation rates, with an expected increase of .45 percent, slightly higher than proposed in the advance notice. CMS estimates that…more
 /  Health

New, Even Broader, Joint Employer Test Adopted

Employers may think the concept of joint employer being pushed by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) is overly broad, but a recent decision by a federal appellate court in Richmond, Virginia adopts the most expansive…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law
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