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Maryland’s Montgomery County Enacts Ban-the-Box Legislation

On November 10, 2014, the County Executive of Montgomery County, Maryland, Isiah Leggett, signed county-wide ban-the-box legislation passed by the County Council on October 28, 2014 (Bill No. 36-14) (“Act”). The Act amends the…more
| Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

Tip-Related Claims Will Continue to Be Served Up as the Lawsuit du Jour Against the Hospitality Industry in 2015

The hospitality industry is particularly fertile ground for a wide variety of wage and hour issues, which continue to plague management through steadily increasing federal and state department of labor investigations and…more
| Labor & Employment Law

New California Employment Laws for 2015 and Beyond

It is that time of year again, California. As the days grow shorter and the nights grow semi-colder (it is still California after all), a flurry of activity begins as employers revisit their policies and handbooks to assess…more
| Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law, Worker’s Compensation, Immigration Law

NLRB Adopts Expedited Election Rules, Effective April 15, 2015

After a series of false starts, on December 12, 2014, the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB” or “Board”) adopted a 733-page final rule (“Final Rule”) that will significantly change the Board’s longstanding union election…more
| Labor & Employment Law

NLRB Holds That Employees Have the Right to Use Company Email Systems for Union Organizing – Union and Non-Union Employers Are All Affected

In its Purple Communications, Inc., decision, the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB” or “Board”) has ruled that “employee use of email for statutorily protected communications on nonworking time must presumptively be…more
| Labor & Employment Law

Connecticut Law Establishes New Reporting and Governance Requirements for Health Care Entities: Part 1: Requirements Applicable to Physician Groups with Connecticut Locations

A new Connecticut law, Public Act Number 14-168, entitled “An Act Concerning Notice of Acquisition, Joint Ventures, Affiliations of Group Medical Practices and Hospital Admissions, Medical Foundations and Certificates of Need,”…more
| Business Organizations, Mergers & Acquisitions, Health

CMS Issues Final Rule Designed to Enhance Agency Oversight of Medicare Providers and Strengthen Protections for Medicare Beneficiaries

On December 3, 2014, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (“CMS”) issued a final rule (CMS-6045-F) that updates various requirements for providers and suppliers wishing to enroll in the Medicare program. CMS issued the…more
| Health

The False Claims Act and the Health Care Industry: 2014 Year in Review

On Nov. 20, 2014, the U.S. Department of Justice (“DOJ”) announced settlements and judgments for False Claims Act (“FCA”) cases totaling $5.7 billion (compared to $3.8 billion in fiscal year 2013), $2.3 billion of which was…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law, Health, Government Contracting

Supreme Court Holds That Time Spent in Security Screening Is Not Compensable Time

In order to prevent employee theft, some employers require that their employees undergo security screenings before leaving the employers’ facilities. This is particularly so with employers involved in manufacturing and retail…more
| Civil Procedure, Labor & Employment Law

CMS Seeks Comments on Proposed Enhancements and Modifications to the Star Ratings for Medicare Advantage and Part D Prescription Drug Plans

On November 21, 2014, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (“CMS”) released a Request for Comments on proposed enhancements and modifications to the 2016 Star Ratings for Medicare Advantage (“MA”) and Part D Prescription…more
| Health, Insurance

Chicago Approves Ordinance to Increase the Minimum Wage

The Chicago City Council has approved an ordinance (“Ordinance”) to increase the city’s minimum wage to $10 per hour on July 1, 2015, with successive increases to $10.50 per hour on July 1, 2016; $11.00 per hour on July 1, 2017;…more
| Labor & Employment Law

NIH Issues Proposed Rule Expanding Clinical Trial Registration and Reporting Obligations

On November 21, 2014, the National Institutes of Health (“NIH”) published a notice of proposed rulemaking regarding requirements for clinical trial registration and the reporting of results (“Notice” or “Proposed Rule”). These…more
| Administrative Law, Health, Science, Computers, & Technology

PPOs and Other Non-HMO Products Now Require Approval and Periodic Reviews of Network Adequacy in New York

The New York Legislature recently enacted legislation that will require all health insurance plans that issue policies that provide for the use of a provider network to obtain network adequacy certification. The new provisions…more
| Health, Insurance

HHS Broadens Federal Controls Over Private Health Insurance Benefits and Operations

On November 21, 2014, the Obama administration released two proposed rules affecting health insurance issuers’ offering of private health insurance products both inside and outside of the public insurance exchanges…more
| Elections & Politics, Health, Insurance

Medicare Shared Savings Program Proposed Rule: Enough Incentive to Encourage More ACO Risk?

On December 1, 2014, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (“CMS”) released a proposed rule (“Proposed Rule”) setting forth long-anticipated changes to the Medicare Shared Savings Program (“MSSP”), including payments made…more
| Business Organizations, Health
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