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Are You a Small Employer? Still Time to Implement a Health Reimbursement Arrangement

The 21st Century Cures Act allows small employers to reimburse employees on a pre-tax basis for medical care expenses (including premiums for individual health insurance policies). Under transition relief issued on February 27,…more
| Labor & Employment Law

FCC Approves First 100% Foreign Owner of US Broadcast Stations

On March 31, 2017, Frontier Media, LLC will close on its purchase of 15 radio stations (8 FM/7 AM) in Alaska, Texas and Arkansas, becoming the first 100 percent foreign owned entity to own U.S. broadcast stations. The Federal…more
| Communications & Media Law, International Law & Trade

Seattle Secure Scheduling Proposed Rules - Public Comments Due by March 28, 2017

The Seattle Office of Labor Standards (“OLS”) has released proposed rules implementing the Secure Scheduling Ordinance. The Ordinance takes effect on July 1, 2017 and requires large retail and food service employers in Seattle…more
| Labor & Employment Law

The OCC Fintech Charter: A New Model for Tech-Enabled Financial Services?

On February 21, DWT Payments team members Andy Lorentz and Tom Scanlon took part in a discussion organized by NYPAY that focused on the prospects of the OCC special purpose fintech charter. The questions discussed included,…more
| Finance & Banking

FCC Wireline Division Grants Waivers of E-Rate Invoicing Rules Due to USAC Backlogs

On March 16, 2017, the FCC’s Wireline Competition Bureau released an Order granting two waivers relating to the E-rate program’s invoicing rules. The waivers address problems resulting from backlogs in USAC’s processing of…more
| Communications & Media Law

Developments on the OCC’s Initiative for Fintech Companies

Since Comptroller of the Currency Thomas J. Curry announced last December that the OCC will move forward to consider granting special purpose national bank charters to financial technology companies—under the OCC’s existing…more
| Finance & Banking, Science, Computers, & Technology

DWT Releases Latest Health Care Breach Charts

Following the HITECH Act, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office for Civil Rights (OCR) issued regulations requiring HIPAA covered entities to provide certain notifications for breaches of unsecured protected…more
| Health, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

FCC Adopts Framework for $4.53B Mobility Fund Phase II

After some months of delay, the FCC has launched the second phase in its plans to provide significant subsidies over the next decade to fund the expansion of mobile wireless services to unserved rural areas of the country…more
| Communications & Media Law

Texas Hold ‘Em: Long-Lasting Pole Attachment Dispute Ends (For Now)

In late February, the Texas Court of Appeals issued an opinion resolving an eight-year dispute concerning municipal pole attachment fees charged to AT&T and Time Warner Cable (TWC) by CPS Energy (CPS), an electric utility owned…more
| Communications & Media Law, Energy & Utilities

Top Highlights from PwC Family Business Survey

PwC, one of the “Big Four” accounting firms and a consulting titan, released its latest periodic survey of United States family businesses. PwC performs this survey every two years and has been doing it for ten years now. …more
| Commercial Law & Contracts

New Exclusion Rule on the Horizon

On January 12, 2017, the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General (“OIG”) published a final rule which provides guidance on its new and expanded bases for permissive exclusion from federal health care…more
| Elections & Politics, Health

Single-User Restrooms in California Must Be Designated As All-Gender

Effective March 1, 2017, under a new law known the Equal Restroom Access Act, California businesses that have single-user restrooms are required to designate such restrooms as all-gender and must post appropriate accessible…more
| Civil Rights, Commercial Law & Contracts

FCC Finalizes Weighting Criteria for Evaluating Provider Bids in CAF Phase II Auction

On March 2, the FCC released an Order finalizing the competitive bidding framework for the Connect America Fund (CAF) Phase II auction. Under the Phase II auction the FCC will distribute nearly two billion dollars to providers…more
| Communications & Media Law

President Trump to Restore Quorum at FERC

It has been widely reported that President Donald J. Trump is preparing to nominate three new commissioners to fill existing vacancies at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. The prospective nominees are Kevin J. McIntyre,…more
| Elections & Politics, Energy & Utilities

How to Protect Your Online Games in China

Online gaming in China represents one of the largest and fastest growing internet business sectors in the world. In 2016, the online gaming industry in China saw an unprecedented total market value of RMB 165 billion (or…more
| Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology
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