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HTMLU.S. Department of Agriculture Announces Funding through Biomass Crop Assistance Program
Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
June 17, 2014, previously published on June 12, 2014
On June 9, 2014, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that the Commodity Credit Corporation and Farm Service Agency within the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will soon begin accepting applications for $12.5 million in matching payments under the Biomass Crop Assistance Program. The...

 

HTMLDangers of Misclassifying an Employee as an Independent Contractor Highlighted Once Again in New York Appellate Court Decision
Michael S. Arnold; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
June 17, 2014, previously published on June 10, 2014
The issue of employee misclassification was once again on display, this time in Nance v. NYP Holdings, where a New York appellate court affirmed an earlier finding that the New York Post failed to classify one of its photojournalists properly.

 

HTMLEquity Begets Flexibility: Valuing a Secured Creditor’s Claim in Bankruptcy and Allocating Post-Petition Interest
Eric R. Blythe, Kevin J. Walsh; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
June 17, 2014, previously published on June 13, 2014
The First Circuit Court of Appeals in In re SW Boston Hotel Venture, LLC, 2014 U.S. App. LEXIS 6768 (1st Cir. Apr. 11, 2014) recently ruled on a number of issues critical to valuing a secured claim in bankruptcy. Specifically, the court 1) endorsed the use of a “flexible approach” to...

 

HTMLThe Affordable Care Act—Countdown to Compliance for Employers, Week 28: The Logic, Calculus, and Limits of “Skinny” Plans
Alden J. Bianchi; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
June 17, 2014, previously published on June 16, 2014
It was just over a year ago that the Wall Street Journal published an article entitled, “Employers Eye Bare-Bones Health Plans Under New Law,” which highlighted a compliance strategy to minimize employer exposure for assessable payments under the employer shared responsibility...

 

HTMLLessons to Be Learned from FCA Defendant Who Provided Attorney Work Product to OIG
Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
June 17, 2014, previously published on June 6, 2014
Health care companies and their counsel handling health care fraud investigations or False Claims Act (“FCA”) cases should consider the potential strategic implications of a decision compelling an FCA defendant to produce attorney work product to a relator. United States ex rel. Garbe...

 

HTMLCalifornia Employers Catch One of Those Rare Wage and Hour Class Action Breaks From the California Supreme Court
Brandon T. Willenberg; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
June 17, 2014, previously published on June 11, 2014
Sometimes California employers do get a win when battling in the minefield of California’s wage and hour laws. So California employers, please pause to rejoice in this moment because you know you may not get another one for a while. In a case that has been going on for more than a decade, the...

 

HTMLConfirmation Hearing for Commissioner Adler on June 11th
Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
June 11, 2014, previously published on June 6, 2014
According to the Senate Commerce Committee’s hearings calendar, the committee will be holding a nominations hearing on June 11th at 2:30pm to “consider several nominations.” There are unconfirmed reports that the CPSC’s current Acting Chairman, Bob Adler, who was renominated...

 

HTMLEEOC Will Release Enforcement Guidance Addressing an Employer’s Obligation to Reasonably Accommodate Pregnant Workers; Employers Should Continue to Pay Careful Attention to These Accommodation Requests
Michael S. Arnold; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
June 11, 2014, previously published on June 9, 2014
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission - the agency responsible for enforcing most of the federal discrimination laws - is preparing to issue new guidance addressing an employer’s obligation to reasonably accommodate pregnant workers. Will the guidance offer a new interpretation of the...

 

HTMLThe Affordable Care Act—Countdown to Compliance for Employers, Week 29: Wellness Programs, Smoking Cessation and e-Cigarettes
Alden J. Bianchi; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
June 11, 2014, previously published on June 9, 2014
The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) generally prohibits discrimination in eligibility, benefits, or premiums based on a health factor, except in the case of certain wellness programs. Final regulations issued in 2006 established rules implementing these...

 

HTMLFederal Trade Commission Extends In re Polygram’s “Inherently Suspect” Anticompetitive Analysis to Endorsements
Helen J. Kim, Bruce D. Sokler; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
June 10, 2014, previously published on May 28, 2014
The Federal Trade Commission’s (“FTC”) recent settlement with ski manufacturers Marker Volkl (International) GmbH (“Marker Volkl”) and Tecnica S.p.A. (“Tecnica”) continues to expand the scope of “inherently suspect” business practices under In...

 


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