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|Phase 2 HIPAA Audits|
Howard E. Bogard, Richard J. Brockman, Kelli Carpenter Fleming, James A. Hoover, Chester "Chet" J. Hosch; Burr & Forman LLP;
June 21, 2016, previously published on June 2016In an effort to review and examine compliance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 and its implementing regulations ("HIPAA"), the Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights ("OCR") is conducting Phase 2 HIPAA audits for both...
|OSHA Issues New Workplace Injury Reporting Rule|
H. Carlton Hilson; Burr & Forman LLP;
June 16, 2016, previously published on May 2016On May 11, 2016, OSHA finalized its long anticipated rule requiring employers with 250 or more employees to electronically submit injury and illness information from OSHA Forms 300, 300A, and 301 for publication by OSHA. Further, establishments with 20-249 employees in specified hazardous...
|Immigration Update: Rule Changes for International Student Workers|
Anton F. Mertens, Anna L. Scully; Burr & Forman LLP;
June 16, 2016, previously published on May 2016Many of our clients employ international students in a status known as "F-1/OPT," which is "Optional Practical Training," a program similar to an internship that allows international students to get practical work experience during or at the end of their university studies. Many...
|U.S. Department of Labor Issues New Overtime Regulations: What Should You Do Now?|
Ronald W. Flowers, H. Carlton Hilson, Bryance Metheny; Burr & Forman LLP;
June 16, 2016, previously published on May 2016On May 18, 2016, the U.S. Department of Labor ("DOL") issued its final changes to the federal overtime regulations. The final regulations make significant changes to common white collar exemptions from the federal overtime requirements, including those applicable to executive,...
|Two Federal Courts of Appeal Find Insurance Coverage for Data Breaches|
Michael D. Strasavich; Burr & Forman LLP;
June 14, 2016, previously published on June 2016Cases with intersecting issues of data breach and insurance coverage continue to slowly wind their way through the court system. After a number of past losses dealt to insureds who sought insurance coverage under their garden-variety business policies, two recent decisions from the Fourth and...
|DOL’S New Fiduciary Conflicts of Interest Rules|
Thomas K. Potter; Burr & Forman LLP;
June 7, 2016, previously published on May 25, 2016The U.S. Department of Labor recently announced a new suite of Rules that are a game-changer for any Financial Institution that gives investment advice (including rollovers and distributions) to owners or beneficiaries of IRAs, HSAs, Archer Medical Savings Accounts, Coverdells, ERISA Plans and more.
|Trouble Down the Pipeline? What Sabine Oil & Gas Corp. May Mean For The Midstream Service Sector|
James P. Roberts; Burr & Forman LLP;
June 7, 2016, previously published on May 2016Recently, the Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York issued an opinion in In re Sabine Oil & Gas Corp.1 that permitted the debtor, Sabine Oil & Gas Corporation (“Sabine”) to reject certain gathering and condensation agreements as executory contracts under 11...
|Federal Court Rules CGL Insurance Covers Data Breach|
Michael D. Strasavich; Burr & Forman LLP;
June 6, 2016, previously published on May 2016Ruling less than three weeks after oral argument, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals on April 11, 2016 upheld a lower court’s ruling finding a duty on the part of Travelers to defend a class action lawsuit alleging a data breach by Portal Health Care Solutions, LLC ("Portal"). A...
|Governor Bentley Signs Medical Marijuana Bill|
H. Carlton Hilson, Kathryn M. Willis; Burr & Forman LLP;
June 6, 2016, previously published on May 2016On May 4, 2016, Governor Robert Bentley signed into law Alabama House Bill 61, which legalizes the possession or use of cannabidiol (CBD) oil to treat “debilitating medical conditions.” Also known as Leni’s Law, House Bill 61 comes in response to a UAB study finding that CBD oil,...
|Termination of a Commercial Lease May be an "Avoidable Transfer” in Bankruptcy, holds Seventh Circuit|
Christopher R. Thompson; Burr & Forman LLP;
May 25, 2016, previously published on April 2016In March 2016, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit ruled that a landlord may be liable to a debtor’s bankruptcy estate for the value of a lease the debtor terminated early, holding the termination may be an “avoidable transfer” under the Bankruptcy Code.1 The opinion...