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|NLRB Continues to Scrutinize Employee Handbook Policies|
Stuart R. Buttrick, Brian R. Garrison; Faegre Baker Daniels;
February 1, 2013, previously published on January 31, 2013Recently, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has given increased attention to policies in non-union employers' employee handbooks, finding that certain policies violated the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) by restricting employees' ability to engage in protected concerted activity....
|HITECH Final Rule Results in Significant Changes to HIPAA Provisions|
Gina M. Kastel, Eric M. Marshall; Faegre Baker Daniels;
January 31, 2013, previously published on January 30, 2013The final rule under the Health Information Technology for Clinical and Economic Health (HITECH) Act was published January 25, 2013. The HITECH Act made a number of significant changes to the privacy and security provisions of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA)....
|Minnesota Weekly Legislative Update: 01/18/2013|
Faegre Baker Daniels;
January 30, 2013, previously published on January 18, 2013The Capitol was buzzing this week, as committees held meetings that were introductory in nature, with members sharing personal backgrounds and legislative priorities. The House and Senate floor sessions had short agendas that were primarily housekeeping measure. However, a few committees did begin...
|Obama's NLRB Appointments "Invalid From Their Inception": Many Recent Decisions May Now Be Void|
Jennifer Bickley Hull; Faegre Baker Daniels;
January 30, 2013, previously published on January 28, 2013The National Labor Relations Board, as currently composed, has been effectively stripped of its authority to act — and volumes of decisions rendered by it during 2012 will likely be deemed invalid.
|H-1B Cap-Subject Petitions Will be Accepted by USCIS Beginning April 1|
Beth E. Carlson, Sarah R. Kilibarda; Faegre Baker Daniels;
January 28, 2013, previously published on January 25, 2013April 1 is the first day U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services will accept H-1B cap-subject petitions for next year's allotment of visas for foreign national professionals in specialty occupations. Cap-subject H-1B visas become available each year on October 1—and filings with USCIS can...
|FERC Proposes New Interconnection Policies|
Joshua Andrews, Andrew Ehrlich; Faegre Baker Daniels;
January 28, 2013, previously published on January 18, 2013On January 17, 2013, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued a Notice of Public Rulemaking focused on reducing barriers to processing small generator interconnection requests. The proposed rule outlines changes to FERC's Small Generator Interconnection Procedures (SGIP) and Small...
|UK Supreme Court Rejects Accountants' Claim to Privilege|
Robert Campbell, Sarah McLennan; Faegre Baker Daniels;
January 28, 2013, previously published on January 24, 2013The UK Supreme Court's first decision of 2013 may turn out to be the most talked about of the year. On 23 January, the Supreme Court handed down its judgment dismissing an appeal by Prudential Plc. Prudential argued that legal advice privilege should extend to legal advice it received from its...
|2013 Cost-of-Living Adjustments for Retirement and Other Benefit Plans|
Jessica R.R. Faith, Douglas J. Heffernan; Faegre Baker Daniels;
January 28, 2013, previously published on January 18, 2013Following the enactment of the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012, the IRS has announced the 2013 cost-of-living adjustments for transportation fringe benefit plans and adoption assistance.
|New FMLA Interpretation Will Increase Leaves for Care of Adult Children|
Susan W. Kline; Faegre Baker Daniels;
January 28, 2013, previously published on January 22, 2013The Department of Labor (DOL) recently issued a new interpretation of Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) provisions addressing leave to care for a child over age 18 who has a disabling medical condition. The expanded interpretation will likely result in more leave requests and entitlement for...
|Equity Investments in Foreign Investment Enterprises in China|
John V. Grobowski, James Zhang; Faegre Baker Daniels;
January 28, 2013, previously published on January 24, 2013The PRC Company Law, as revised in 2005, allows company shareholders to make capital contributions with certain non-cash assets that include equity in other companies. The State Administration for Industry and Commerce (SAIC), China's business registration authority, promulgated the Measures for...