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In Proposed Regulations CMS Requests Information on Changes to Part D Negotiated Prices

Today, January 16, 2018 is the deadline for interested parties to submit comments to CMS regarding the proposed contract year 2019 Medicare Advantage and Part D regulations. The proposed rule focuses on many issues. In...more

The Department of Labor’s Newly Issued Association Health Plan Proposed Regulations Include Welcome Changes for Employers But...

On January 3, 2018, the Department of Labor issued proposed regulations that will make it easier for small employers to band together to form “association health plans” (“AHPs”), thereby providing access to more liberal...more

NYSDOL Proposes Regulations Enhancing an Employee’s Entitlement to Call-In Pay

by Davis Wright Tremaine LLP on

The New York State Department of Labor (the “NYSDOL”) has proposed regulations revising the “call-in” pay requirements of the Minimum Wage Order for Miscellaneous Industries and Occupations (“Wage Order”). Covered employees...more

Proposed Rule Expands Opportunity for Association Health Plans

by Reed Smith on

The Department of Labor (“DOL”), in response to an Executive Order issued by the president on October 12, 2017, released a proposed rule on January 4, 2018, that would allow more employers to join together in an employer...more

Comment Deadline Approaches for CMS’s Proposed Changes to Medicare Advantage and Part D Programs for CY 2019 – Part 1: Negotiated...

by Epstein Becker & Green on

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (“CMS”) issued a proposed rule titled “Medicare Program; Contract Year 2019 Policy and Technical Changes to the Medicare Advantage, Medicare Cost Plan, Medicare Fee-for-Service,...more

IRS Issues Limited Section 409A Relief to Pay Income Taxes on Pre-2009 Section 457A Deferrals

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The Internal Revenue Service (the “IRS”) has issued Notice 2017-75 (the “Notice”), which provides certain limited relief from the strict requirements of Section 409A of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended (the...more

New York Proposes Regulations On Employee On-Call And Call-In Pay

by Fox Rothschild LLP on

The New York State Department of Labor published proposed regulations to the Miscellaneous Industries and Occupations Wage Order in the New York State Register addressing so-called “just in time,” “call-in” or “on-call”...more

Canada moves closer to joining the Hague Agreement with the release of proposed new Industrial Design Regulations

by Smart & Biggar on

On December 9, 2017 Canada’s Governor-in-Council took the formal step of publishing proposed new Industrial Design Regulations (the proposed Regulations) in the Canadian Gazette. A 30-day consultation period has been set,...more

The DOL Serves Up a Major Overhaul of its Tip-Sharing Regulations

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Citing a “significant amount of private litigation,” recent changes in state wage laws, and “independent and serious concerns” of public policy, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) is proposing to rescind an Obama-era rule...more

Draft Fee Regulations – Attempts to Address Incentivising Loopholes

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Section 18A of the South African Medicines Act (the “Medicines Act“) prohibits the supply of any medicine, medical device or in-vitro diagnostic device, according to a bonus system, rebate system or any other incentive...more

CFIUS for Europe? New Screening of Foreign Direct Investments in Europe

On September 13, 2017, the EU Commission released a proposed regulation establishing a framework for screening Foreign Direct Investments (FDI) in Europe. Several EU Member States have already implemented national mechanisms...more

Employers Have until January 5, 2018 to Submit Comments on Proposed Regulation Implementing Puerto Rico’s Working Hours and Days...

by Littler on

On December 6, 2017, the Puerto Rico Secretary of the Department of Labor and Human Resources (“Secretary”) published the proposed Regulation to Administer Act No. 379 of May 15, 1948, as amended, known as Puerto Rico’s...more

Updates to California DMV’s Proposed Autonomous Vehicle Deployment Regulations May Empower Innovation by Limiting Manufacturer...

• The California Department of Motor Vehicles has proposed changes to its autonomous vehicle deployment regulations that would narrow the circumstances in which manufacturers can be held liable for incidents involving...more

UK Banking Standards Board Consults on What Good Banking Outcomes Look Like for Consumers

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

The UK Banking Standards Board, which was established in 2015 to help raise standards of behaviour and competence across UK banks and building societies, has launched a consultation seeking views, in particular from consumer...more

IRS and Treasury Department Release Notice Regarding Donor Advised Funds

by Morgan Lewis on

In addition to sponsoring organizations of donor advised funds, the Notice may also impact donors and other tax-exempt organizations, including both private foundations and public charities; affected parties should submit...more

Environmental Protection Agency Will Not Pursue Financial Assurance Rule for Hardrock Mining

by WilmerHale on

On December 1, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that it will not promulgate a final rule requiring hardrock mining facilities (i.e., facilities for the extraction, beneficiation, and processing of metals...more

USDOL Seeks To Narrow Tip-Retention Prohibition

by Fisher Phillips on

We have previously written about the U.S. Department of Labor's position adopted in 2011 saying that an employer may not retain any of an employee's tips even if management: • Takes no tip-credit under the federal Fair...more

Canada releases proposed amendments to Regulations governing patented medicines pricing

by Smart & Biggar on

On December 2, 2017 Canada’s Governor-in-Council published proposed Regulations Amending the Patented Medicines Regulations (“the proposed Regulations”). The 75-day consultation period ends February 15, 2018. The proposed...more

Treasury’s Third Report on Financial System Regulation Focuses on the Asset Management and Insurance Industries

by Dechert LLP on

The U.S. Department of the Treasury (Treasury) recently released a report examining the regulatory framework for the asset management and insurance industries (Report). The Report is the third in a series of four reports that...more

New York State Department of Labor Proposes Regulations on Employee Scheduling

by Epstein Becker & Green on

On November 22, 2017, the New York State Department of Labor (“NYSDOL”) published proposed call-in pay regulations (“Proposed Regulations”) in the New York State Register. The Proposed Regulations are subject to a 45-day...more

New York DOL Proposes New Regulations for “Call-In” Pay and Employee Scheduling

by Hogan Lovells on

New York employers may soon be subject to new scheduling and pay requirements pertaining to their non-exempt employees who work “on-call” shifts. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo recently announced that the New York State...more

Québec government introduces provincial legislation to regulate recreational cannabis

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On November 16, 2017, the Québec government introduced Bill 157 - An Act to constitute the Société québécoise du cannabis, to enact the Cannabis Regulation Act and to amend various highway safety-related provisions (the...more

DOL Proposes On-Call and Call-In Pay Requirements

by Hodgson Russ LLP on

The New York State Department of Labor has released proposed regulations that would revise the on-call and call-in pay requirements specified in the Wage Order for Miscellaneous Industries and Occupations. ...more

2018 NDAA Analysis: The Noose Further Tightens on LPTA

by Holland & Knight LLP on

This is the third blog post in a series of blogs analyzing the 2018 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which has been passed by both houses of Congress and is awaiting the President’s signature. Stay tuned for new...more

Proposed Regulations Issued Implementing Massachusetts Employer Medical Assistance Contribution (EMAC) Supplemental Contribution

In an earlier post, we reported on the passage of H. 3822, “An Act Further Regulating Employer Contributions to Health Care,” (the “Act”), the purpose of which is to shore up the finances of the Commonwealth’s Medicaid...more

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