Epstein Becker Green

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Contact: David McClintock

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Immigration Alert: September 2014

Sixth Circuit Expands the Liability of Health Care Employers for Sponsorship Costs - On August 20, 2014, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit issued its decision in Kutty v. U.S. Department of Labor, No…more
| Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law, Health, Immigration Law

New Laws Affecting California Employers: Anti-Harassment Protections for Unpaid Interns, Anti-Bullying Training for Managers, and Mandatory Paid Sick Leave

California employers need to be aware of three important employment laws that were recently enacted. Effective immediately, California’s existing discrimination and harassment laws have been extended to unpaid interns…more
| Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

Massachusetts Now Requires Employers to Provide Domestic Violence Leave

Massachusetts has enacted a law requiring employers with 50 or more employees to grant employees “domestic violence leave.” The law, entitled “ An Act Relative to Domestic Violence,” was approved by Governor Deval Patrick on…more
| Labor & Employment Law

Five ACA Issues That Employers Should Be Following

Employers have about three months to finalize their employer mandate compliance plans under the Affordable Care Act (“ACA”). While most employers are in the final stages of planning, this month’s Take 5 will address five ACA…more
| Labor & Employment Law, Health, Taxation

District of Columbia’s Ban-the-Box Legislation

On August 21, 2014, District of Columbia Mayor Vincent C. Gray signed citywide ban-the-box legislation, formally titled the “Fair Criminal Record Screening Amendment Act of 2014” (“Act”) ( D.C. Act 20-422)…more
| Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

HEAL Advisory: Whistleblowers Rewarded Again by SEC and the Judiciary

On August 29, 2014, two whistleblower developments of particular interest to health care and life science entities emerged from the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") and the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals,…more
| Civil Procedure, Labor & Employment Law, Health, Science, Computers, & Technology, Securities Law

Act Now Advisory: Illinois Extends Sexual Harassment Protection to Unpaid Interns

The Governor of Illinois has signed into law a bill (the "Amendment") that amends the Illinois Human Rights Act to prohibit sexual harassment against unpaid interns. The Amendment becomes effective on January 1, 2015…more
| Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

FDA Takes a Bold Step Toward Laboratory Developed Test Regulation: How Labs and IVD Manufacturers Should Prepare for the Future

On July 31, 2014, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration ("FDA") announced plans to regulate laboratory developed tests ("LDTs"). In this Client Alert, we explore FDA's proposed regulatory framework for LDTs and discuss some of…more
| Health, Science, Computers, & Technology

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
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