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|Is Your Employment Application Legal?|
Michaelle L. Baumert; Husch Blackwell LLP;
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...
|The Favorable Trends in Suspension and Debarment|
Elizabeth Sebesky; Husch Blackwell LLP;
July 9, 2014, previously published on July 6, 2014In 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...
|Is One Really Better Than Many? The Unified Medical Staff Conundrum|
Wakaba Y. Tessier; Husch Blackwell LLP;
July 8, 2014, previously published on July 1, 2014The 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...
|Unmanned 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;
July 8, 2014, previously published on July 1, 2014Congress 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...
|U.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;
July 1, 2014, previously published on June 26, 2014On 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...
|The 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;
June 26, 2014, previously published on June 17, 2014Last 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...
|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....
|SEC Readies New Guidelines for Proxy Advisers|
Chauncey Lane; Husch Blackwell LLP;
June 26, 2014, previously published on June 17, 2014The 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...
|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...
|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...