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Act Now Advisory: California Court of Appeals Holds That Employees Must Be Reimbursed for Using Personal Cell Phones for Work-Related Calls

In Cochran v. Schwan's Home Service Inc., the California Court of Appeals posed the following question: "Does an employer always have to reimburse an employee for the reasonable expense of the mandatory use of a personal cell…more
| Labor & Employment Law

New York Certificate of Public Advantage (COPA) Program Alert: Revised Regulations Are Particularly Relevant to DSRIP Participants

On August 27, 2014, the New York State Department of Health ("DOH") issued revisions to its proposed regulations implementing the Certificate of Public Advantage ("COPA") process, which will facilitate immunity for New York…more
| Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Commercial Law & Contracts, Mergers & Acquisitions, Health

Act Now Advisory: New Jersey's Ban-the-Box Legislation Is Signed Into Law

On August 11, 2014, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie signed into law statewide ban-the-box legislation, formally titled "The Opportunity to Compete Act" ("Act"). The Act becomes effective on March 1, 2015. Overall, the Act is…more
| Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

Take 5 Newsletter: Five Documents That Financial Services Employers Should Revisit Now

With summer here, including its long days and blazing heat, many thoughts may turn to beaches, sunshine, and lazy afternoons. The summer may also be a good time for employers—especially those in the financial services sector—to…more
| Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Civil Rights, Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Labor & Employment Law

Act Now Advisory: Unpaid Interns in New York State Continue to Gain Protections Under Anti-Discrimination Laws

On July 22, 2014, Governor Andrew Cuomo signed an amendment to the New York State Human Rights Law ("NYSHRL"), adding a section relating to discriminatory practices against unpaid interns. The amendment, which gives unpaid…more
| Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

Special Immigration Alert: USCIS Releases Updated Guidance on H-1B Eligibility for Nurses

On July 21, 2014, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services ("USCIS") released a policy memorandum ("PM"), dated July 11, 2014, which provided the first new guidance on H-1B eligibility for nurses in 12 years!…more
| Labor & Employment Law, Health, Immigration Law

Act Now Advisory: Illinois Restricts Employer Inquiries on Criminal Convictions and Adds Pregnancy Protections

A new law that takes effect on January 1, 2015—known as the Job Opportunities for Qualified Applicants Act ("Act")—prohibits an Illinois employer with 15 or more employees from inquiring about or considering an applicant's…more
| Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

Act Now Advisory: New York State's Medical Marijuana Law Gives Workplace Anti-Discrimination Protection

On July 7, 2014, Governor Andrew Cuomo publicly signed into law New York State's first marijuana legalization law—the Compassionate Care Act ("Act"). The Act (which was actually signed on July 5, 2014, after weeks of…more
| Civil Rights, Conflict of Laws, Labor & Employment Law, Government Contracting

Act Now Advisory: Massachusetts Passes Comprehensive Domestic Workers Law

On June 26, 2014, Massachusetts became the fourth state to pass a law designed to provide protections to domestic workers, which include nannies, housekeepers, caretakers of individuals in the home, and home companions. The…more
| Labor & Employment Law, Health

HEAL Advisory: How Big Is Halbig? The Potential Effects of This Major Ruling Are Numerous and Significant

On July 22, 2014, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit issued conflicting opinions on a key aspect of the Affordable Care Act ("ACA"). The cases are Halbig v…more
| Civil Procedure, Labor & Employment Law, Health, Insurance, Taxation

Act Now Advisory: NLRB's Macy's Decision Raises Questions About Best Strategies for Combating Union Efforts to Organize Micro-Bargaining Units

In a decision released this past week, a majority of the National Labor Relations Board ("NLRB" or "Board") recommitted the federal agency to the principles set forth in Specialty Healthcare, further expanding the way for unions…more
| Labor & Employment Law

Take 5 Newsletter: Five Labor and Employment Issues Faced by Health Care Employers

As the Affordable Care Act and the challenges of reimbursement and funding for health care services drive changes in the health care delivery system and employment in the industry, new issues in labor and employment law are…more
| Labor & Employment Law, Health

Benefits Litigation Update - Summer 2014

In this issue: - Recent Supreme Court Decisions Revise Rules for Stock Drop Cases - Hobby Lobby and the Questions Left Unanswered - Post-Amara Landscape Continues to Evolve - Supreme Court to Decide…more
| Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law, Health, Securities Law

Act Now Advisory: Japanese Parent Company May Be Liable for Employment Decisions of Its US Subsidiary

The US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit recently decided a case that should be taken into consideration when Japanese (and other foreign-based) companies determine the level of active involvement that their parent company…more
| Business Organizations, Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law, International Law & Trade

Medicare's Proposed Home Health Rule for 2015: CMS Suggests Only Limited Relief to the Face-to-Face Encounter Documentation Requirements but Continued Compliance Burdens on Home Health Agencies

On July 7, 2014, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services ("CMS") published proposed changes to the Medicare Home Health Prospective Payment System ("HH PPS") for calendar year 2015 ("Proposed Rule"). The Proposed Rule would…more
| Health
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