Former SEC Chairman David Ruder Discusses the Dodd-Frank Timeline, Volcker Rule & Cost Benefit Rules (Part 2 of 2)
In June 2011, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) proposed new regulations that would significantly narrow the DOL’s interpretation of the Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act (LMRDA) that has been in force since...more
Staff responds to industry concerns and confusion surrounding SEF operations and onboarding.
One of the key aspects of Title VII of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (the Dodd-Frank Act) is...more
Will you have completed training? And, are you ready for the “Ripple Effect?” -
By now, most companies are aware that the OSHA Hazard Communication (HazCom) standard was changed in 2012, and that the first compliance...more
On September 23rd, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published in the Federal Register final amendments to sections of its 2012 New Source Performance Standard OOOO (NSPS OOOO) applicable to storage...more
Today, September 24, 2013, the OFCCP published in the federal register the Final Rule revising the VEVRAA and Rehabilitation Act regulations. This means the revised regulations will take effect March 24, 2014, which is 180...more
September 23, 2013, the deadline for compliance with the new Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) regulations, is here. Although there has been much discussion about the new regulations since they were...more
On September 23, 2013, Covered Entities and Business Associates must be compliant with the final Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Omnibus Rule (the “HIPAA Final Rule”). The HIPAA Final Rule modified...more
September 23, 2013 is the effective compliance date for many changes to the HIPAA Privacy, Security, Enforcement Rules and Breach Notification Rules as required by the "HIPAA Omnibus Rule" as published in January 2013. All...more
Dis-Like! Senator Markey Urges the FTC to Investigate Facebook’s New Policies -
As we previously reported, Facebook has proposed a number of revisions to its Data Use Policy and Statement of Rights and...more
In response to a recent lawsuit and outcry from a variety of players in the health care market, the Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) has committed to issuing guidance by September 23rd (the compliance date for...more
September 23 is the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Omnibus Rule compliance deadline. We have solutions and tools that may help you meet these changes now.
Starting in 2014, the Affordable Care Act requires that nonexempt individuals either maintain “minimum essential coverage” or pay an individual payment with their income tax returns. Minimum essential coverage may be...more
Don’t look now, but another HIPAA deadline is just around the corner.
As we noted last month, the deadline is looming for employer-sponsored health benefit plans to come into compliance with U.S. Department of Health...more
The September 23, 2013 deadline for covered entities, business associates and their subcontractors to implement the new HIPAA rules is approaching quickly. In case you missed it, on January 25, 2013, the U.S. Department of...more
Impending HIPAA Compliance Date -
As discussed in prior HIPAA Alerts a final 563-page Omnibus HIPAA Rule was released by the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Civil Rights to strengthen HIPAA’s security...more
Under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), individuals and small businesses will be able to purchase health insurance coverage online through the new health insurance coverage exchanges (now known as “Marketplaces”)....more
September 23, 2013 is the fast-approaching compliance deadline for the final omnibus HIPAA/HITECH rules. Many provisions required revisions to Notices of Privacy Practices (NPPs) maintained and distributed by covered...more
Last month, the Obama Administration made the decision to delay penalties under the Employer Shared Responsibility Mandate of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) until 2015. However, it did not delay an employer's obligation to...more
As discussed in our March 20, 2013 Legal Alert – Health Care Reform’s Large Employer Play or Pay Penalties: A Checklist for Employers, large employers will be subject to a penalty tax if they either: (1) fail to offer...more
Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff has signed Law n. 12.846/2013, popularly called the “clean company law.”
The Law goes into effect on January 24, 2014. Both companies and public bodies have a very short timeframe in...more
The September 23, 2013 deadline for covered entities, business associates and their subcontractors to comply with new HIPAA rules is fast approaching....more
Guidance provides temporary relief from the August deadline for annual disclosures by participant-directed plans.
On July 22, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued Field Assistance Bulletin 2013-02 (the Bulletin),...more
There are now less than 60 days left for covered entities and business associates to implement provisions set forth in the final omnibus HIPAA/HITECH rules issued by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) in...more
The compliance date for the omnibus final rule amending the privacy, security, breach notification and enforcement regulations under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and the Health Information...more
Media coverage of the one year delay in certain Affordable Care Act provisions might mislead some employers into thinking they have no obligations. Many requirements still take effect this year and in 2014. Here is one of the...more