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HTMLProposed Legislation Would Alter the FLSA’s “White Collar” Exemptions
Josef S. Glynias; Husch Blackwell LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
June 26, 2014, previously published on June 19, 2014
Yesterday, a group of nine Senate Democrats proposed new legislation (S. 2486) that would increase the amount of salary that must be paid to certain employees. Led by Senator Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, the group seeks to change the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) in two significant ways, and...

 

HTMLFAA Announces First Approval of Commercial Use of UAV, UAS or “Drone” Over Land: The Largest U.S. Oilfield, Located in Alaska, to be Monitored
Matthew R. Grant; Husch Blackwell LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
June 26, 2014, previously published on June 10, 2014
Earlier today, the FAA issued a press release announcing that it had granted approval “for energy corporation BP and unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) manufacturer AeroVironment to fly an AeroVironment Puma AE for aerial surveys in Alaska—the first time the FAA has authorized a commercial...

 

HTMLDo You Take Profanity With Your Coffee? The NLRB Says You Should
Mark Falkowski; Husch Blackwell LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
June 26, 2014, previously published on June 18, 2014
Earlier this week the National Labor Relations Board issued a decision finding Starbucks violated the National Labor Relations Act when it terminated an employee who uttered profanities at a Starbucks manager in the presence of customers. This was the employee’s second profanity (and...

 

HTMLWhy You Have Little to Fear from the Patent Trial and Appeal Board’s Decision to Allow Live Testimony
Brian Fahrenbach; Husch Blackwell LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
June 26, 2014, previously published on June 11, 2014
Yes, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (“PTAB”) may allow live testimony in an inter partes review (“IPR”). No, this does not entirely alter IPRs. Last week the PTAB stood their ground in a request to rehear their decision to allow live testimony. This post briefly addresses...

 

HTMLSEC Readies New Guidelines for Proxy Advisers
Chauncey M. Lane; Husch Blackwell LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
June 26, 2014, previously published on June 17, 2014
The SEC is readying new guidelines for proxy advisory firms such as ISS and Glass Lewis amid complaints by corporations that such advisers have too much influence. The SEC previously held a roundtable about the sector, where stakeholders discussed a variety of concerns such as whether the firms...

 

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....

 

HTMLOrganizations Aim to Standardize Telehealth Practices
Megan C. Phillips, Cori Casey Turner; Husch Blackwell LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
June 13, 2014, previously published on June 9, 2014
The Federation of State Medical Boards recently endorsed a model policy that addresses the proper use of telemedicine services. Only a few weeks later, a not-for-profit foundation released a report highlighting the benefits of telemedicine and making recommendations for telehealth services....

 

HTML2013 Amendments to UCC Article 9 - Lenders May Need To Take Action
John P. McNearney; Husch Blackwell LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
June 13, 2014, previously published on June 9, 2014
The National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws (“NCCUSL”) promulgated significant revisions to Article 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code (“UCC”) in 2010 (the “2010 Amendments”). Most of the states adopted those revisions in 2013 with an effective...

 

HTMLTexas Public Utility Commission Opens Investigation into Transmission Upgrades and Grid Stability Related to Renewable Generation
Chris Reeder; Husch Blackwell LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
June 11, 2014, previously published on June 9, 2014
Building on ongoing efforts to strengthen Texas Panhandle transmission system stability and redesign ERCOT-area ancillary service markets, the Public Utility Commission of Texas (PUCT) on May 30, 2014, considered Chairman Donna Nelson’s proposal to “open a project to look at...

 

HTMLRecent Stark Law Developments: Is The Medicaid Comfort Zone Coming To An End?
Megan C. Phillips; Husch Blackwell LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
June 11, 2014, previously published on May 30, 2014
For many years, healthcare providers - particularly children’s hospitals - took comfort in a belief held widely throughout the healthcare industry that the Stark Law did not apply to Medicaid. That belief has now been challenged by several district court cases involving alleged False Claims...

 


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