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|OSHA Issues Brochure on Safe Patient Handling in Nursing Homes|
Marilyn Robertson; Husch Blackwell LLP;
June 26, 2014, previously published on June 17, 2014The 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....
|FAA 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;
June 26, 2014, previously published on June 10, 2014Earlier 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...
|Do You Take Profanity With Your Coffee? The NLRB Says You Should|
Mark Falkowski; Husch Blackwell LLP;
June 26, 2014, previously published on June 18, 2014Earlier 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...
|Proposed Legislation Would Alter the FLSA’s “White Collar” Exemptions|
Josef S. Glynias; Husch Blackwell LLP;
June 26, 2014, previously published on June 19, 2014Yesterday, 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...
|Organizations Aim to Standardize Telehealth Practices|
Megan C. Phillips, Cori Casey Turner; Husch Blackwell LLP;
June 13, 2014, previously published on June 9, 2014The 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....
|2013 Amendments to UCC Article 9 - Lenders May Need To Take Action|
John P. McNearney; Husch Blackwell LLP;
June 13, 2014, previously published on June 9, 2014The 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...
|Validity of Fee-Shifting Bylaw Provisions for Stock Companies Remains Uncertain|
John K. Power; Husch Blackwell LLP;
June 11, 2014, previously published on June 5, 2014Early speculation that the Delaware Supreme Court’s decision in ATP Tour, Inc. v. Deutscher Tennis Bund would result in an onslaught of proposals to adopt fee-shifting bylaw provisions was quickly tempered by newly proposed amendments to the Delaware General Corporation Law. Within weeks of...
|Recent Stark Law Developments: Is The Medicaid Comfort Zone Coming To An End?|
Megan C. Phillips; Husch Blackwell LLP;
June 11, 2014, previously published on May 30, 2014For 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...
|Inter Partes Review Update: PTAB Grants its First Motion to Amend in International Flavors and Fragrances v. The United States|
Brian Fahrenbach; Husch Blackwell LLP;
June 11, 2014, previously published on June 9, 2014In breaking news for the intellectual property world, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (“PTAB”) recently granted its first motion to amend claims in an inter partes review (“IPR”). Granting such a motion is significant because it is the first time the PTAB has amended...
|“Waters of the U.S.” - A New Definition|
Karin M. Jacoby; Husch Blackwell LLP;
June 11, 2014, previously published on June 10, 2014The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) have issued a proposed rule intended to clarify the scope of “waters of the U.S.” protected under the Clean Water Act (CWA) and for which Section 404 permitting by the Corps will apply.