On January 1, the Public Works Employment Verification Act went into effect in Pennsylvania. Signed into law last July, the act requires all Pennsylvania public works contractors and subcontractors involved in projects of...more
MLM Distributors and MLM companies often ask about the notification requirements for permissible structure/function claims for dietary supplements, under FDA rules of DSHEA (Dietary Supplement Health Education Act). Here is...more
The fine has been levied for Prudential’s failure to inform the FSA that it was seeking to acquire the Asian arm of AIG at an appropriate time, in breach of FSA Principles and UKLA Listing Principles. ...more
ICANN (the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) plans to launch the first of the registries associated with the new generic top-level domains (gTLDs) in mid-2013.
In association with the launch, ICANN is...more
Any company that collects personal information about individuals, such as credit card numbers and social security numbers, must be very careful about the way in which it stores and secures that information. Even a blood bank...more
On January 17, 2013, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services ("HHS") announced the final omnibus rule amending the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 ("HIPAA") in accordance with the HITECH...more
Last week a small New England bakery announced that its point-of-sale (POS) devices were infected with malware that may have put card data at risk....more
A federal Magistrate has recommended dismissal with prejudice of all of the cardholder plaintiffs’ claims against payment processor Global Payments, Inc. in a widely-reported data breach case....more
On February 1, 2013, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) published a notice of proposed rulemaking in the Federal Register to amend the Rules under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976 regarding the...more
Two recent cases in the English courts have focused on important issues for employers of senior and highly remunerated employees, particularly those in the financial services sector where payments under incentive plans are...more
In Atlantic Casualty Insurance Company v. Value Waterproofing, Inc., 2013 WL 152854 (S.D.N.Y., 2013), the Southern District Court of New York held that a commercial general liability insurer had no duty to defend or indemnify...more
On January 17, 2013, the Department of Health and Human Services issued the long-awaited revisions to the HIPAA rules, making a number of changes to the current HIPAA privacy, security, breach notification and enforcement...more
"Sweeping changes" is how Leon Rodriquez, of the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Civil Rights (OCR), characterized the effect of the final omnibus Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)...more
On January 17, 2013, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced a final omnibus rule amending the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) in accordance with the HITECH Act of...more
Modifications to the rules require action by group health plan sponsors and their vendors, including revisions to policies and procedures and new privacy notices.
On January 17, the Office for Civil Rights of the U.S....more
The final regulations from Department of Health and Human Services Office of Civil Rights (OCR) containing modifications to the HIPAA Privacy, Security, Enforcement, and Breach Notification Rules (Omnibus Rule) have finally...more
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced on January 10, 2013 increased jurisdictional thresholds for premerger notification filings under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976, as amended (the HSR Act)....more
On January 10, 2013, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, the agency charged with administering the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976 (the “HSR Act”), as amended, and its filing requirements, announced the...more
The Fair Employment and Housing Commission (FEHC) recently issued revised regulations that govern pregnancy disability leave (PDL) in California. The new regulations take effect December 30, 2012, and include changes that...more
KMTG will be issuing a series of updates on new legislation signed by Governor Brown. All laws become effective January 1, 2013, unless otherwise stated.
Assembly Bill 1909 -
The primary focus of Assembly Bill...more
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