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GDPR Countdown – Four Weeks to Go

by Ward PLLC on

Living in Miami means we deal with hurricanes. For most Floridians, the response to a Category 1 or 2 storm is to buy enough food for a hurricane party and binge Netflix until the power goes out. A Category 3 means block the...more

[Webinar] Master Class: Conducting & Closing Effective Workplace Investigations - May 10th, 8:30am PT

by NAVEX Global on

Join this free educational event—brought to you by the NAVEX Global Ethics & Compliance Virtual Conference—for 2.5 hours of quality learning. Become an expert investigator in 1 day! In this Master Class, you will learn...more

4 Steps To Protect Your Legal Rights After A Motorcycle Accident

by The Roth Firm on

Motorcycle Accidents will often result in injury due to the lack of protection a bike rider has while driving. Because of this, unfortunately, even what would be considered a "minor" accident, can still result in excessive...more

Are Invention Disclosure Documents Protected By Attorney-Client Privilege?

by Fox Rothschild LLP on

A common first step in the patent filing process is the completion of an invention disclosure form. The form asks the inventors to provide basic details about the invention, including who invented it, what problem does the...more

K&L Gates Triage: Opioid Epidemic: Recent HIPAA Guidance – What Does It Mean?

by K&L Gates LLP on

In the second episode of our series on the national opioid crisis, Gina Bertolini discusses the overlay of recent guidance concerning privacy laws such as the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and...more

Cybersecurity in the investment management industry

by Ropes & Gray LLP on

Paulita Pike, Ropes & Gray investment management partner, addresses privacy and cybersecurity challenges facing the investment management industry. ---------- Cybersecurity and data privacy are important topics for...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

A Motorcycle Accident has left you with Serious Injuries. Now What?

by The Roth Firm on

When there is a traffic accident that involves a motorcycle, the results are often devastating. Even when the rider is wearing all of the recommended protective gear, motorcyclists are still at an extraordinarily high risk of...more

This Week in FCPA-Episode 80, The Last Jedi Edition

by Thomas Fox on

Jay and I return for a wide-ranging discussion on some of the top compliance- and ethics-related stories of the week, including: 1. There are several FCPA 40th anniversary pieces going up these days. The FCPA Blog is looking...more

Former Dealership Employee Nabs $1.3 Million Verdict In Disability Discrimination Suit

by Fisher Phillips on

Why should your dealership conduct thorough investigations into possible employee misconduct and document poor performance before termination? A Florida court just gave 1.3 million reasons....more

The Age-Old Question Revisited: When Is a Container Considered a Package Under COGSA?

by Holland & Knight LLP on

Just when we thought the question of “What Is a Package?” had been addressed ad nauseum, the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York took another look at the issue....more

7 Steps To Sever Ties With An Employed Physician

by Fisher Phillips on

It is always unpleasant for a healthcare entity or medical practice to have to sever ties with an employed physician, but it is sometimes necessary. Perhaps the physician has committed serious policy violations or lost an...more

Wildfires Rage: Insurance Advice for Recovery After the Smoke Clears

Some guiding principles, taken from decades of experience representing insurance policyholders in California and around the globe - The Wine Country fires, and the uncertainty of their cause, may complicate insurance...more

Hurricane Irma: Maximizing Insurance Recoveries

Hurricane Irma’s epic scope and wind speed suggest that affected businesses and other organizations take immediate and proactive steps to maximize insurance recovery....more

HHS Seeks to Ease Burden of Hurricane on Health Care Organizations

by Baker Ober Health Law on

As Hurricane Harvey continues to have a devastating impact throughout Southeast Texas, Louisiana and the Southeast, our thoughts are with the hundreds of thousands struggling through this difficult time....more

Compliance with Executive Order 13706 – Paid Sick Leave for Federal Contractors

Executive Order (“EO”) 13076, signed by President Barack Obama on September 7, 2015, established paid sick leave for federal contractors. Specifically, this EO requires certain parties that contract with the Federal...more

Tips For Documenting Employee Discipline

Most employment lawyers will tell you that more cases are won and lost due to documentation (or the lack thereof) than any other factor. This is because juries typically will only believe employers if they “put it in...more

Document. Document. Document: A Must In The Employment Context

by Fox Rothschild LLP on

I am sure that a lot employers lost productive work time on June 8, 2017, with the Comey hearing. I must admit that I did not watch the Comey testimony on June 8, 2017. I actually had a busy day and was afraid of getting...more

CCOs: The Importance of Documenting a Compliance Program

by Michael Volkov on

Tom Fox frequently reminds every one of the importance of documentation to the integrity of a compliance program. A compliance program is only as good as the documents show. This principle is especially critical when a...more

Day 5 of One Month to Better Investigations and Reporting-the Board’s Investigation Protocol

by Thomas Fox on

Many companies have an investigation protocol in place when a potential Foreign Corruption Practices Act (FCPA) or other legal issue arises? However, many Boards of Directors do not have the same rigor when it comes to an...more

Day 21 of One Month to Better Compliance Through HR-the HR Gap Analysis for Compliance

by Thomas Fox on

How can you determine if Human Resources (HR) can meet the needs of a best practices compliance program? One place to start is with a gap analysis to determine what HR has in place that can facilitate your company’s...more

EMA public consultation on revised policy on access to documents

by Hogan Lovells on

The EMA has launched a public consultation on its draft new Policy/0043 on access to documents. The document describes the EMA’s approach in balancing public and private interests involved in requests for access to documents...more

When It Comes to Documentation, Smart Companies Behave Like Every Day Is Audit Day

by NAVEX Global on

Audits are part of nearly every ethics and compliance program. They come from the Internal Audit Department, outside auditors testing control systems and processes, and in some cases, government regulators evaluating the...more

Medical Litigation Newsletter - December 2016

by Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP on

Defending Audits Before They Happen: A Practical Guide to Documenting to Sustain A Challenge to E/M Codes - Although many believe malpractice suits to be the primary risk-management issue facing healthcare providers, an...more

11 Traits Of Good Employer Documentation

Last week, I talked about why documentation is so important as part of an employer’s legal defense. Today I’d like to talk about what good documentation should contain. Some of these are so obvious as to be almost...more

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