Beginning this fall, Texas nursing home reimbursement will be converted to Medicaid Managed Care. In preparation for the Medicaid Managed Care rollout, Texas Managed Care Organizations ("MCOs") recently sent out network provider…more
The United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ("EEOC") recently issued new guidance concerning religious workplace accommodations. The first document, titled Religious Garb and Grooming in the Workplace: Rights and…more
Last week saw two developments regarding EPA's regulation of greenhouse gases. On February 24, 2014, the Supreme Court of the United States heard oral arguments in Utility Air Regulatory Group v. the Environmental Protection…more
In This Presentation:
- Different from Human Resources (HR).
- Just as important
..to ensuring your company does not violate local, state, & federal wage and hour laws.
This is the second of a seven-part series describing "Hot Employment Topics for 2014." Part II focuses upon "The Aftermath of the Demise of the Defense of Marriage Act."
The United States Supreme Court in 2013 struck down…more
Designed to reduce funding sources for those perpetrating human rights abuses and engaging in armed conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo ("DRC") and adjoining countries, Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street…more
I recently attended the annual ABA Forum on Communications Law, which included an informative panel discussion marking the 50th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court's landmark decision in N.Y. Times v Sullivan. While we are…more
If you are a "covered entity" under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act ("HIPAA") and suffer a breach of protected health information, one of your first reactions should be to count the number of affected…more
This is the first of a seven-part series describing "Hot Employment Topics for 2014." Part I focuses upon "The New World of Disabilities Discrimination."…more
The conduct of corporate directors and officers is subject to particular scrutiny in the context of business combinations (whether friendly or hostile), executive compensation and other affiliated party…more
Effective as of February 1, 2014, Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) Benchmark Administration Ltd. took over as the new administrator of LIBOR. A new administrator to replace the British Banker's Association (BBA) is one of the…more
The Physician Payment Sunshine Act (the "Act") was enacted as part of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act for the purpose of promoting transparency between the medical industry and health care providers. It requires…more
- A Plethora of Pitfalls:
• Precise Drafting
• A reason for everything
• Keep a handle on time
• Harmonize ETA 9141 and ETA 9089
• Essential information in the recruitment
• Normal, Foreign and Business…more
On February 5, 2014, several news outlets reported that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ("EPA") handed over permitting authority for greenhouse gases ("GHGs") to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality ("TCEQ"). …more
8 CFR § 103.2(b)(8) -
Evidence of eligibility or ineligibility. If the evidence submitted with the benefit request establishes eligibility, USCIS will approve the benefit request, except that in any case in which the…more
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