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EPA Poised To Make Sweeping Changes to the Risk Management Program Rule

by Conn Maciel Carey LLP on

Chemical manufacturers and petroleum refiners are closely tracking the latest activities of a high-level agency working group formed pursuant to President Obama’s Executive Order (13,650) responding to the West, Texas,...more

OSHA Implements New Whistleblower Training Program for Investigators

A recent audit conducted by Inspector General (OIG) concluded that the training provided to OSHA whistleblower complaint investigators could be improved in material respects.  It found that the absence of an official training...more

Vermont Department of Labor and U.S. DOL Agree to Work Together Against Misclassification

On September 3, 2015 the U.S. Department of Labor (“U.S. DOL”) and the Vermont Department of Labor (“VDOL”) signed a three-year memorandum of understanding to share information and conduct joint investigations regarding...more

The data protection sweep day on apps and websites addressed to children occurred on Tuesday!

by DLA Piper on

On Tuesday, the Italian Data Protection Authority (Garante per la protezione dei dati personali, the “Italian DPA”) announced that, 28 privacy authorities across the world, members of the Global Privacy Enforcement Network,...more

Blog: HHS OIG Hands Out 2015 Work Plan For Halloween

by Cooley LLP on

On Friday October 31, 2014, the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) Office of Inspector General (OIG) released its annual “Work Plan” for fiscal year 2015. The Work Plan is a compilation of the OIG’s plans for...more

FPPC Goes on Offense to Identify and Fine Gift Reporting Failures

by Best Best & Krieger LLP on

"Pro-Active" Approach Already Resulted in Fines for Public Officials - The Fair Political Practices Commission has initiated a proactive approach to auditing and investigating gift reporting failures by government...more

How to Form Teaming Agreements and Strategic Partnerships

by PilieroMazza PLLC on

In this presentation: - Teaming - Subcontracting - Joint Ventures - Q&A - Excerpt from Teaming: Once partners are selected, prepare and sign a Teaming Agreement: - What...more

Tips To Prepare Your Company For An I-9 Audit

by Fisher Phillips on

The Immigration Customs and Enforcement division (ICE) of the Department of Homeland Security, continues to issue Form I-9 Notices of Inspection to businesses across the nation. In fiscal year 2012, ICE served over 3,000...more

New Mandatory Enforcement Process For Information Document Requests in Large Business and International Tax Examinations

by King & Spalding on

On January 2, 2014, the Large Business & International (“LB&I”) Division of the Internal Revenue Service began using a new mandatory enforcement process for delinquent information document requests (“IDRs”) in tax...more

U.S. Administrative Law Judge Suspends Chinese Affiliates of “Big Four” Accounting Firms

by Ropes & Gray LLP on

In a surprising turn in the long-running and widely reported dispute between the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) and the Chinese affiliates of the “Big Four” accounting firms, on January 22, 2014, a U.S....more

CMS Announces New Unified Program Integrity Contractors

by King & Spalding on

CMS recently announced plans to implement a new Medicare and Medicaid program integrity contractor, Unified Program Integrity Contractors (UPICs). ...more

Broker-Dealers: Pay Attention To Government Audits And Examinations

by Michael Volkov on

The story of “The Boy Who Cried Wolf” applies with full force to the securities industry and the FCPA. ...more

Accountant’s Defamatory Report To Audit Committee Held To Be Absolutely Privileged

by Allen Matkins on

Once upon a time an independent accounting firm learned from a law enforcement source that its publicly traded client and two of its directors had committed illegal acts of a serious nature. ...more

Focus - Spring 2013

by Burns & Levinson LLP on

In This Issue: - IRS Audits: Understanding Criminal Rights and Risks - Amazing Clients®: Ravago: A Big Company with a Low Profile - When is a Mom not a Mom?: De Facto Parenting in Massachusetts - Can the...more

Department Of Labor To Increase Frequency Of FMLA On-Site Investigations

by Franczek Radelet P.C. on

For employers who have been involved in an FMLA investigation conducted by the U.S. Department of Labor, the process can be a bit of a head-scratcher because no two investigations look the same....more

Investigations/Audits Of Employers By DOL Increase And Expand In Scope

The Department of Labor (DOL) routinely investigates and audits employers to ensure compliance with a variety of important labor and employment laws. Historically, wage and hour (overtime) compliance under the Fair Labor...more

Confidential Investigations of Bank Activities

Scenario: In the course of a safety and soundness examination, the bank examiners identify certain unusual transactions and bring the issue to the attention of management. Management, in turn, recognizing the potential...more

New Compliance Concerns for Employers of Foreign Workers

by Snell & Wilmer on

Originally published in the 2012 Edition of Inside the Minds published by Aspatore/Thomson West. Introduction - This chapter discusses the current immigration enforcement climate for US employers, which involves a...more

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