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|The Dos and Don’ts of Implementing a Mandatory Flu Vaccine Policy|
Meredith R. Murphy; Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP;
October 28, 2013, previously published on October 24, 2013As another flu season approaches and the lines are forming for annual flu shots, many employers are questioning the legality of requiring their employees to receive a flu vaccine shot when they recognize business and safety needs for ensuring their work environments and workforce are better...
|May Certain Employee Classes be Excluded?|
Summer Conley; Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP;
October 28, 2013, previously published on October 21, 2013The Issue: May employers exclude certain classes of employees (e.g., interns, part-time employees, temporary employees) from participation in a qualified retirement plan?
|Merger Paying Common Shareholders $0 Found To Be Entirely Fair|
Todd C. Schiltz; Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP;
October 28, 2013, previously published on October 10, 2013On August 16, 2013, the Delaware Court of Chancery issued a post-trial opinion holding that the directors of Trados Inc. did not breach their fiduciary duties when approving a merger notwithstanding the fact that holders of common stock received nothing in the transaction.
|Unpaid Internships - Opportunity or Liability?|
Mark E. Terman; Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP;
October 28, 2013, previously published on October 21, 2013The Issue: How can employers reduce risks of the sharp increase of class action litigation by unpaid interns and adverse publicity for companies and key executives over failure to pay wages?
|SEC Finally Proposes Pay Ratio Disclosure Rule|
Troy M. Calkins, Rachel M. Krol; Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP;
October 25, 2013, previously published on October 10, 2013Section 953(b) of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, which was enacted on July 21, 2010, requires the Securities and Exchange Commission to amend Item 402 of Regulation S-K to require disclosure of the median of the total annual compensation of all employees of an issuer...
|Congress Races to Prevent U.S. Default, End Shutdown and Lift Debt Ceiling|
Brian Gunn, Paul G. Moorehead; Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP;
October 18, 2013, previously published on October 17, 2013Tomorrow, October 17th, marks the deadline to extend the $16.7 trillion “ceiling” on additional borrowing by the United States government. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) have agreed on a bi-partisan deal to reopen the federal...
|New TCPA Rules Take Effect on October 16, 2013|
Michael P. Daly, Seamus C. Duffy, Tara S. Sarosiek, Meredith C. Slawe; Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP;
October 17, 2013, previously published on October 15, 2013The Telephone Consumer Protection Act of 1991 (TCPA) places certain restrictions on telemarketing calls, text messages, and faxes. It has long been a favorite of the plaintiffs’ bar because it provides for statutory damages of $500 to $1500 per violation, which in the aggregate can lead to...
|Whistleblower Claims up the Ante: The Risks of Improper Customs Declarations Can Surpass Typical Penalty Actions|
Joan Koenig, Beata K. Spuhler; Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP;
October 16, 2013, previously published on October 10, 2013One of the most difficult compliance issues importers face is the identification and reporting of all required additions to the value of imported merchandise as dictated under the customs valuation statute, 19 U.S.C. § 1401a.
|Alleged STOLI Producers Found Guilty of Fraud and Other Criminal Charges|
Drinker Biddle Reath LLP;
October 11, 2013, previously published on October 7, 2013Earlier today, a jury in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York found independent insurance producers Michael Binday, James Kergil, and Mark Resnick guilty of mail and wire fraud, and conspiracy to commit those offenses. The jury also convicted Kergil and Resnick of...
|HHS Clarifies Refill Reminder Rules|
Robyn S. Shapiro, Jeremy Shapiro-Barr; Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP;
October 2, 2013, previously published on September 26, 2013On September 19, 2013, the Department of Health and Human Services released guidance addressing HIPAA Privacy Rule limitations on how companies may remind patients to refill their prescriptions in exchange for remuneration (the Guidance). With limited exceptions, the Privacy Rule requires an...