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HTMLNLRB Recess Appointments Found Unlawful by Supreme Court
Terry L. Potter; Husch Blackwell LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 10, 2014, previously published on June 27, 2014
The last year or so has not been a good one for the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). Time and time again the courts have shot down the Board in a number of matters, including the Board’s notice posting rule, its attempt to modify its own election rules for processing representation...

 

HTMLNew FDA Current Good Manufacturing Processes Rule Expected for Animal Food Manufacturers
Diane J. Romza-Kutz, Fredric E. Roth; Husch Blackwell LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 9, 2014, previously published on July 3, 2014
As part of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) passed in March of 2011, the FDA was given a mandate to update its regulations to create a new set of regulations/rules that enables it to prevent the introduction of adulterated food into the human and animal food supply in the U.S., as opposed...

 

HTMLThe Favorable Trends in Suspension and Debarment
Elizabeth Sebesky; Husch Blackwell LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 9, 2014, previously published on July 6, 2014
In its May 2014 report, the GAO found that the total number of contractor suspension and debarment actions continues to rise, more than doubling from 1,836 in FY 2009 to 4,812 in FY 2013. At a high level, the increase in suspension and debarments tracks the dramatic rise in federal contract...

 

HTMLIs Your Employment Application Legal?
Michaelle L. Baumert; Husch Blackwell LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 9, 2014, previously published on June 24, 2014
“Ban the Box” laws continue to crop up across the country. “Ban the Box” laws prohibit employers from inquiring about an applicant’s criminal history prior to the first or second interview or until an offer is made. While “Ban the Box” laws do not prevent...

 

HTMLUnmanned Aircraft Systems Regulatory Update: Federal Audit Outlines Significant Obstacles to the Safe Integration of Unmanned Aircraft Systems into the National Airspace System
Charles D. "Chip" Nottingham; Husch Blackwell LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 8, 2014, previously published on July 1, 2014
Congress received a comprehensive audit report this week focused on the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) progress integrating Unmanned Aviation Systems (UAS) into the National Airspace System (NAS). The audit report by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) Office of...

 

HTMLIs One Really Better Than Many? The Unified Medical Staff Conundrum
Wakaba Y. Tessier; Husch Blackwell LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 8, 2014, previously published on July 1, 2014
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) published its final revisions (“Final Rule”) to the Medicare Conditions of Participation (CoPs) on May 12, 2014. Among other things, CMS proposed to revise its current interpretation of the hospital medical staff composition at 42...

 

HTMLU.S. Supreme Court Clarifies First Amendment Citizen Speech Protections for Government EmployeesClarifies First Amendment Citizen Speech Protections for Government Employees
Curtis R. Summers; Husch Blackwell LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 1, 2014, previously published on June 26, 2014
On June 19, 2014, the U.S. Supreme Court handed down its decision in Lane v. Franks, a case closely watched by public employers, institutions of higher education, and employment lawyers. The case is about First Amendment-protected speech for government employees and qualified immunity for...

 

HTMLThe Food Fight Continues: POM Wonderful’s Lanham Act Claim Not Barred by Food Labeling Regulations
Michael R. Annis, Christopher M. Bikus, Megan R. Galey; Husch Blackwell LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
June 26, 2014, previously published on June 17, 2014
Last Thursday (June 19), the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously decided that the federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act (“FDCA”) does not preclude POM Wonderful’s deceptive labeling claims under the Lanham Act against Coca-Cola. POM Wonderful LLC v. Coca-Cola Co., No. 12-761, slip op. at...

 

HTMLPediatric Hospitals and Medicaid Managed Care Networks
Husch Blackwell LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
June 26, 2014, previously published on June 18, 2014
Many pediatric hospitals have an opportunity to be a lead provider of patient care and administrative services to patients in states that are outsourcing Medicaid program administration to managed care companies. Winn Halverhout presented on this topic for an AHLA webinar titled “Innovative...

 

HTMLOSHA Issues Brochure on Safe Patient Handling in Nursing Homes
Marilyn Robertson; Husch Blackwell LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
June 26, 2014, previously published on June 17, 2014
The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently published a new brochure titled “Safe Patient Handling: Preventing Musculoskeletal Disorders in Nursing Homes.” In the brochure, OSHA recommends strategies to reduce musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) in nursing homes....

 


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