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DOL Increases Civil Penalty Amounts (Again)

by Baker Donelson on

Last month, the U.S. Department of Labor announced increases in the civil penalty amounts that may be imposed on employers under several federal employment laws. On January 2, 2018, the DOL rolled out increases to the civil...more

Strange But True: Recent EPA and State Actions Show Breadth of Environmental Enforcement

by Williams Mullen on

A trilogy of recent federal and state enforcement actions show just how far agencies will go to enforce environmental regulations. Now may be a good time for a compliance audit....more

OIG Gainsharing Opinion Facilitates P4P

by Tucker Arensberg, P.C. on

Although it has been almost a decade since the OIG has issued a gainsharing opinion, OIG Advisory Opinion No. 17-09 confirms the federal government’s support of the pay for performance concept. OIG 17-09 is the first...more

Air Enforcement: Tennessee Air Pollution Control Board Order/Assessment of Penalty to Morristown, Tennessee Cotton Batting...

The Tennessee Air Pollution Control Board (“Board”) issued a February 6th Technical Secretary’s Order and Assessment of Civil Penalty (“Order”) to Jones Fiber Products, Inc. (“JFPI”) See Case No. APC17-0166. The Order...more

SEC Files Another Action Centered on Trading in Opaque Markets

by Dorsey & Whitney LLP on

The Commission filed another action centered misrepresentations made in opaque trading markets for mortgage backed securities. Unlike its earlier actions in this area, however, the case settled simultaneous with filing....more

Significant Health Policy Changes Contained in Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018

by King & Spalding on

On February 9, 2018, after passing the House and Senate, the President signed into law the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 (BBA). The BBA amends the Budget Control Act of 2011 (BCA) to increase the spending caps on both defense...more

Investment Services Regulatory Update - February 2018

by Vedder Price on

New Rules, Proposed Rules, Guidance and Alerts – SEC STAFF GUIDANCE AND ALERTS - SEC Staff Issues Guidance on Cryptocurrency-related Holdings - On January 18, 2018, the staff of the SEC’s Division of Investment...more

Virginia Attorney General Announces Settlement with Online Lender, Resulting in $2.7 Million in Relief to Virginia Consumers

by Goodwin on

?On February 7, 2018, Virginia Attorney General Mark R. Herring (Virginia AG) announced a settlement with a Virginia based online lender for alleged violations of the Virginia Consumer Protection Act. The lender allegedly...more

Tougher enforcement rules for invasive species

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The Government’s intention to introduce a broader range of penalties for offences involving invasive non-native animal and plant species in England and Wales has been outlined in a new consultation document....more

Red Notice Newsletter - Russian

ANTICORRUPTION DEVELOPMENTS - Mega International Commercial Bank Co. Ltd. Fined $29 Million - On January 17, 2018, the U.S. Federal Reserve Board assessed Taiwan based bank Mega International Commercial Bank Co. Ltd. a...more

Red Notice Newsletter - Chinese

ANTICORRUPTION DEVELOPMENTS - Mega International Commercial Bank Co. Ltd. Fined $29 Million - On January 17, 2018, the U.S. Federal Reserve Board assessed Taiwan based bank Mega International Commercial Bank Co. Ltd. a...more

Weekly Update Newsletter - February 2018 #2

by PilieroMazza PLLC on

GOVERNMENT CONTRACTS - Pentagon Warns CEOs: Protect Your Data or Lose Our Contracts - According to an article from Govexec.com, the Pentagon has issued a warning to defense-industry contractors, insinuating that they...more

Hexavalent Chromium/OSHA Enforcement: Kansas Aircraft Manufacturer Alleged Violations

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) has cited Spirit Aerosystems, Inc. (“SAI”) for alleged violations involving hexavalent chromium....more

Kansas City Decides 2018 Is The Year For Private Employers To “Ban the Box” - 5-Step Plan To Come Into Compliance

by Fisher Phillips on

The City Council in Kansas City, Missouri just passed an extension of its 2013 public sector “ban the box” rule, which will soon be extended to apply to private sector employers. The new ordinance will go into effect on June...more

Web Exclusive: January 2018: The Top 18 Labor And Employment Law Stories

by Fisher Phillips on

It’s hard to keep up with all the recent changes to labor and employment law. While the law always seems to evolve at a rapid pace, there were an unprecedented number of changes each month in 2017—and if January is any...more

CFPB seeks comment on its enforcement processes

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

The CFPB has issued a request for information that seeks comment on how the agency can best achieve meaningful burden reduction or other improvement in the processes it uses to enforce federal consumer financial law while...more

CMS Releases Advance Notice and Call Letter for Medicare Advantage and Part D

Late last week, CMS released the Advance Notice of Methodological Changes for Calendar Year (CY) 2019 for Medicare Advantage (MA) Capitation Rates, Part C and Part D Payment Policies and 2019 draft Call Letter (Advance Notice...more

OIG Offers Additional Guidance on Gainsharing Arrangement in Advisory Opinion 17-09

by Baker Ober Health Law on

A non-profit acute care hospital may share cost savings for certain spinal surgeries with neurosurgeons in a multi-specialty physician group following approval by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Office of...more

Red Notice Newsletter - January 2018

ANTICORRUPTION DEVELOPMENTS - Mega International Commercial Bank Co. Ltd. Fined $29 Million - On January 17, 2018, the U.S. Federal Reserve Board assessed Taiwan based bank Mega International Commercial Bank Co. Ltd....more

Wastewater Enforcement: Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality and City of Garland, Arkansas Enter into Consent...

The Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality (“ADEQ”) and City of Garland, Arkansas (“Garland”) entered into a January 10th Consent Administrative Order (“CAO”) addressing alleged violation of a Clean Water Act National...more

BSA/AML News: $29M Fine and BSA Changes Under Consideration

Anti-money laundering (AML) violations resulted in a Taiwanese bank and its U.S. branches being hit with a $29 million civil monetary penalty from the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. Separately, the Senate...more

CFPB’s $287 Million Restitution and Penalties Request Denied

by Weiner Brodsky Kider PC on

The U.S. District Court for the Central District of California recently denied the CFPB’s request for $236 million in restitution and $52 million in penalties against a lender, its president and CEO, and two affiliates...more

FTC Announces Revised Hart-Scott-Rodino Thresholds for Acquisitions and Exclusive Licenses

by Holland & Knight LLP on

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has announced this year's revisions to the thresholds under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976 (HSR), which will be applicable to transactions closing on or after Feb....more

Bill Seeks to Increase Civil Monetary Penalty Authorized by Georgia’s Medicaid False Claims Act

On January 22, 2018, Senate Bill 321, sponsored by Sen. Blake Tillery (R-Vidalia), was heard in Georgia’s Senate Committee on Judiciary. This bill seeks to increase the amount of civil monetary penalties for false or...more

Storage Tank Enforcement: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Town of North Hempstead, New York Enter into Consent Agreement

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) and the Town of North Hempstead, New York (“Town”) entered into a January 9th Consent Agreement and Final Order (“CAFO”) addressing alleged violations of the federal...more

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