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Two Notable HIPAA Developments in Early 2017
Published: January 17, 2017
The beginning of 2017 has brought two notable developments regarding the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (“HIPAA”) and related rules. The Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Civil Rights (“HHS”) has announced its first settlement ...

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EEOC Guidance on the Rights of Employees with Mental Health Conditions
Published: January 17, 2017
Discrimination claims based on mental health conditions are on the rise. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) reported that it resolved approximately 5,000 charges relating to mental health conditions in 2016. Consequently, as part of its resource document series, on ...

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New Immigration Rule: Impact on Foreign Worker Visa Sponsorships
Published: January 13, 2017
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) published a final rule that amends regulations pertaining to certain immigrant (permanent/“green card”) and high-skilled nonimmigrant (temporary) foreign worker sponsorships. The rule takes effect on Jan. 17, 2017. The final rule incorporates longstanding ...

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Major Changes to U.S. Income Tax Laws Likely in 2017
Published: January 6, 2017
If the past year demonstrated anything, it was that future events can never be predicted with certainty. Nevertheless, with the U.S. government legislative and executive branches now in the hands of the same political party, and with tax reform being ...

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New Rule Attempts Clearer Guidance on Timing and Consequences of Fessing Up to a Reduced or Untimely Payment to a Small Business Subcontractor
Published: January 3, 2017
A new final rule implementing Section 1334 of the Small Business Jobs Act of 2010 amends the Federal Acquisition Regulations (“FAR”) to require a prime contractor to notify the contracting officer (“CO”) within 14 days if the contractor pays a ...

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Risk Management Planning Rule Changes Impose New Requirements
Published: December 27, 2016
EPA issued a pre-publication draft of a Final Rule on Dec. 21, 2016 amending the existing Risk Management Planning Rule (“RMP”) at 40 CFR Part 68 (promulgated under the authority of Section 112 of the Clean Air Act Amendments). The ...

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New Federal Legislation Impacts Mental Health, Protected Health Information and Research Reforms
Published: December 23, 2016
President Obama signed H.R. 34: The 21st Century Cures Act on Dec. 13, 2016. The 21st Century Cures Act ("the Act") provides expansive reforms to the approval process for drug and medical devices and increases access to research funds for ...

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Ohio Employers May Not Ban Employees' Guns in Company Parking Facilities
Published: December 22, 2016
Ohio concealed-carry permit holders may keep firearms in vehicles parked on employer premises, employer policies notwithstanding. Under Ohio Senate Bill 199, signed by Governor Kasich on Dec. 19, employees cannot be fired for keeping concealed-carry firearms in their vehicles on ...

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Final Paid Sick Leave Rule’s Complexity May Leave Some Federal Contractors Feeling a Bit Under the Weather
Published: December 16, 2016
On Sept. 30, 2016, the Department of Labor’s (“DoL”) Wage and Hour Division published its final rule requiring covered federal contractors to provide employees with annual sick leave. The rule goes into effect starting with contract actions in 2017. Following ...

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In Salman v. U.S., Supreme Court Reaffirms Dirks Standard for Tippee Liability in Insider Trading Cases
Published: December 13, 2016
Dec. 13, 2016 On Dec. 6, 2016, a unanimous Supreme Court held in Salman v. U.S. that a tippee who trades on material non-public information provided by a friend or relative is liable for insider trading even if the tipper has ...

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