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Starting July 1, Virginia Employers Will Be Required To Produce Certain Employment Records To Employees Upon Request
Virginia has long been one of the states not requiring employers to provide employees access to their personnel records.
United States
10 Jun 2019
Massachusetts Paid Family And Medical Leave Law – Focus On The Employer "Private Plan" Exemption
Employers in the Commonwealth are fast discovering that the new Massachusetts Paid Family Leave Law, M.G.L c. 175M ("MAPFML"), which begins to phase into effect June 30, 2019 ...
United States
5 Jun 2019
New Law Gives Student-Athletes Mandatory Whistleblower Protections
In the aftermath of concerns on student-athlete safety following the death of a Maryland football player during conditioning drills last year.
United States
30 May 2019
The U.S. Department Of Labor Announces Proposed Rules To Clarify Regular Rate Of Pay And Determine Joint Employer Status
In a recent post, we discussed the U.S. Department of Labor's (DOL) proposed rule increasing the salary threshold to qualify for a white collar exemption under federal law.
United States
16 May 2019
When Is Pre-Acquisition Analysis Of Patents Protected From Discovery During Litigation?
A Discovery Master in Limestone Memory Systems LLC v. Micron Tech., Inc. pending in the Central District of California recently provided additional guidance to practitioners and patent owners
United States
9 Apr 2019
How To Safely And Productively Promote An FDA-Regulated Medical Product
As any medical product business knows, compliance with the AdvaMed Code of Ethics (the "Code") is essential.
United States
13 Feb 2019
ML Strategies Health Care Preview - January 14, 2019
It's now the 24th day of the partial government shutdown and we have yet to see signs of a breakthrough. There doesn't seem to be much of any negotiating happening at the moment either.
United States
21 Jan 2019
Agencies Propose Regulations Expanding Access To Health Reimbursement Arrangements
Health Reimbursement Arrangements (or "HRAs") are employer-funded, account-based group health plans, which are used to reimburse certain medical expenses ...
United States
18 Dec 2018
Recent State Action Relating To Medicaid Expansion
As of December 2018, 37 states (including DC) have adopted Medicaid expansion. Of the remaining 14 states, some are considering expanding Medicaid
United States
17 Dec 2018
Association Health Plan Perspectives (Part 3): Handicapping The Legal Challenge By State Attorneys General To The Final U.S. Department Of Labor AHP Regulations
In the last post in this series, we examined the regulatory response by certain states to the final regulations governing association health plans
United States
10 Dec 2018
OIG Says Proposed MCO Incentive Program Protected By AKS Safe Harbor
In its favorable Advisory Opinion 18-11, the OIG explains how a managed care organization's proposed incentive program to pay network providers ...
United States
22 Nov 2018
The New Massachusetts HIRD Form
The Health Insurance Responsibility Disclosure (HIRD) form is a new state reporting requirement in Massachusetts in 2018.
United States
8 Nov 2018
The Massachusetts Division Of Unemployment Assistance Issues Proposed Regulations Implementing EMAC Hardship Waivers
Responding to widespread resistance—principally on the part of small businesses—to the increase in the Employer Medical Assistance Contribution ("EMAC")...
United States
3 Oct 2018
HHS Continues The "Sprint To Coordinated Care"
On August 27, 2018, the OIG of the Department of HHS issued a RFI seeking comment on the AKS and the beneficiary inducement prohibition to the CMP as potential barriers to coordinated and value-based care.
United States
2 Oct 2018
Mintz's Alden Bianchi Discusses New Rules For Association Health Plans
Our colleague Alden Bianchi was a guest on a recent episode of Bloomberg Tax's "Talking Tax" podcast, discussing the U.S. Department of Labor's new rules for Association Health Plans ...
United States
24 Sep 2018
Prop 65: Get The Lead Out!
As this space has discussed on several occasions, there are many issues with California's Prop 65 (check out some of my prior posts about unintended consequences ...
United States
30 May 2018
Employee Microchipping In The Brave New Workplace World
As Corporate Counsel recently reported, a Wisconsin tech company has implemented a program that allows its employees to have an RFID-enabled microchip surgically implanted in their hands.
United States
22 Aug 2017
The Groundhog Says Six More Weeks Of Winter, So Employers Should Remain Mindful Of Their Obligations During Inclement Weather
We thought it served as a good opportunity to remind employers of the importance of establishing inclement weather policies that are compliant with wage and hour laws for both exempt and non-exempt employees.
United States
8 Feb 2017
EEOC v. Flambeau, Judicial Restraint, And The (Uncertain) Future Of Employer-Sponsored Wellness Programs
The Seventh Circuit's decision on appeal is a model of judicial restraint.
United States
6 Feb 2017
EEOC Releases Guidance Concerning the Mental Health Provider's Role in ADA Reasonable Accommodation Requests
The federal statute also allows employees and job applicants with disabilities the right to seek reasonable accommodations at work.
United States
24 Jan 2017
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