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HTMLPresident Obama’s Executive Immigration Reform: Shining a Spotlight on Reforming Optional Practical Training “OPT”
Susan J. Cohen, Cassie M. Ramos; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
February 25, 2015, previously published on December 3, 2014
As a part of President Obama’s recent announcement regarding his executive action on immigration, Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Jeh Johnson issued several memoranda to the directors of US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and Immigration and Customs Enforcement...

 

HTMLBeyond U.S. Citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents: Are Other Classes of Individuals Legally Authorized to Work Protected from Employment Discrimination?
Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
February 25, 2015, previously published on January 15, 2015
In a novel case, a New York federal court judge recently denied an employer’s motion to dismiss a Section 1981 alienage discrimination class action lawsuit. The lawsuit alleges that Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company violated that Act by implementing a policy of hiring only U.S....

 

HTMLSkilled Immigration Reform: Will 2015 Be the Year?
Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
February 25, 2015, previously published on January 14, 2015
On January 13, 2015 Senators Orrin Hatch (R-UT), Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Marco Rubio (R-FL), Chris Coons (D-DE), Jeff Flake (R-AZ), and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) introduced the Immigration Innovation Act of 2013 into the Senate. This bill, known as S. 169 or “I2”, clearly has bipartisan...

 

HTMLThe Anthem Data Breach: The Fallout and What’s Next
Cynthia Larose, Kevin M. McGinty; Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
February 23, 2015, previously published on February 10, 2015
By now (unless you have been under a snow drift), you have likely heard about the apparent intrusion into a database at the nation’s largest health insurer, Anthem, Inc. Rather than reiterate the facts as currently known we’ll look at the fallout and what’s next.

 

HTMLStates Doubling Down on Delivery and Payment Reform Efforts
Rachel Irving Pitts, Andrew Shin; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
February 19, 2015, previously published on December 22, 2014
Although health care reform implementation via the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has focused mostly on federal changes to the health care marketplace, individual States are getting some much needed help to design and implement their own efforts to improve quality and lower health system costs. On...

 

HTMLRegistration Begins for American Telemedicine Association’s New Accreditation of Online Medical Services
Ellen L. Janos, Sarah Beth Smith; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
February 19, 2015, previously published on December 19, 2014
The American Telemedicine Association (ATA) is now accepting limited registrations for organizations that wish to gain ATA’s seal of approval for online medical services. Registration for the newAccreditation Program for Online Patient Consultations (Accreditation Program) opened on December...

 

HTMLViacom and Google Win Important Dismissal in Online Tracking Class Action
Ari Moskowitz; Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
February 19, 2015, previously published on January 30, 2015
Last week the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey dismissed, with prejudice, class action claims against Google and Viacom concerning targeted advertising and the online tracking of children through cookies. Perhaps surprisingly, the claims did not involve allegations that...

 

HTMLCMS Issues Rewards and Incentive Guidance to MA Plans
Tara E. Swenson, Bridgette A. Wiley; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
February 19, 2015, previously published on December 18, 2014
On December 4, 2014, CMS issued additional guidance regarding rewards and incentives programs (“RI Programs”). This guidance elaborates on whether an RI Program can target members with specific diseases, whether rewards can be tied to health outcomes, how to value rewards and...

 

HTMLCybersecurity and Privacy in State of the Union Address
Cynthia Larose; Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
February 19, 2015, previously published on January 21, 2015
As expected in his State of the Union address last night, President Obama made it very clear that cybersecurity is on his agenda for 2015. After stating that:

 

HTMLProvider Beware: HIPAA and State Privacy Laws May Inform Negligence Suits
Stephanie D. Willis; Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
February 19, 2015, previously published on December 9, 2014
A recent opinion from the Connecticut Supreme Court illustrates that HIPAA is not the only law that covered entities and business associates must worry about if an unauthorized disclosure of protected health information (PHI) happens on their watch.

 


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