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HTMLSupreme Court Declines to Hear Appeal on Enforceability of FLSA Collective Action Waivers
Jillian M. Collins; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
July 10, 2014, previously published on July 2, 2014
Yesterday, the Supreme Court denied a request to review the issue of whether the Fair Labor Standards Act grants employees a non-waivable right to bring a collective action and thus, renders arbitration agreements with collective action waivers unenforceable.

 

HTMLNew York Enacts Out-Of-Network Transparency and Coverage Reform
Nili S. Yolin; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
July 10, 2014, previously published on July 8, 2014
Last month, a woman sued a health plan, claiming that she was intentionally misled about which physicians were participating providers in the company’s online health insurance exchange established under the Affordable Care Act. The petitioner alleged that the plan displayed the names of the...

 

HTMLA Recent D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals Decision Calms Employer Fears that Internal Investigations May Not Be Privileged and Lays Out Roadmap to Protect Attorney-Client Privilege
Brian P. Dunphy; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
July 10, 2014, previously published on July 8, 2014
A recent decision from the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals, one of the most important courts in the nation, reaffirmed that a company’s internal investigations—if structured properly—are protected from disclosure in litigation by the attorney-client privilege. The Court’s...

 

HTMLDepartment of Energy Announces $4 Billion Loan Guarantee Program for Renewable Energy Projects
Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
July 10, 2014, previously published on July 7, 2014
The Department of Energy recently announced a $4 billion loan guarantee program for renewable energy projects. Targeted areas include waste to energy, grid integration and storage, drop-in biofuels, energy efficiency improvements, and enhancement of existing facilities (such as repowering). The...

 

HTMLBe PREPAred: PREPA Bondholders Greet Puerto Rico’s Bankruptcy Legislation With Federal Lawsuit
William W. Kannel, Leonard Weiser-Varon; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
July 10, 2014, previously published on June 30, 2014
On Saturday, June 28, Puerto Rico’s Governor Padilla signed into effect Puerto Rico’s new bankruptcy law for certain revenue bond issuers. Within 24 hours of the statute’s enactment, two mutual fund complexes owning approximately $1.7 billion in bonds of the Puerto Rico Electric...

 

HTMLWyndham Gets Life Preserver in Data Breach Case
Adam M. Veness; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
July 7, 2014, previously published on June 27, 2014
New Jersey U.S. District Judge Esther Salas agreed to allow Wyndham Hotels and Resorts LLC to immediately appeal to the Third Circuit a ruling affirming the FTC’s authority to bring data security cases. We have been following this case since the beginning, and you can see our last post here.

 

HTMLMassachusetts Legislature Passes Minimum Wage Increase and Economic Development Package
George K. Atanasov, Julie Cox, James Sasso; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
July 7, 2014, previously published on July 1, 2014
In a previous article, “Massachusetts Legislature Considers Unemployment Insurance Reform and Minimum Wage Increase,” we outlined the Massachusetts House and Senate’s separate plans to increase the minimum wage and reform the unemployment insurance system. With the end of the...

 

HTMLUncertain Fate of Non-competes in Massachusetts: Senate Passes Compromise; Legislation Heads to Conference Committee Negotiations
George K. Atanasov, Julie Cox, Amarynth Sichel; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
July 7, 2014, previously published on July 2, 2014
On July 1, 2014 the Massachusetts Senate voted for a compromise on employee non-compete agreements, and the Joint Economic and Emerging Technology Committee heard testimony on the same issue. Governor Deval Patrick spurred debate on the topic in April, when he proposed banning the agreements in his...

 

HTMLThe Affordable Care Act—Countdown to Compliance for Employers, Week 26: Fitting a Round Peg (the Public Health Service Act 90-day Waiting/Orientation Period Rule) into a Square Hole (the 4980H Three-Month Offer of Coverage Rule)
Alden J. Bianchi; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
July 4, 2014, previously published on June 30, 2014
The Departments of the Treasury/IRS, Labor and Health and Human Services (the “Departments”) recently issued a final regulation under the 90-day waiting period limitation, which is included among the Affordable Care Act’s (the “Act”) insurance market reforms. Though...

 

HTMLDepartment of Energy Invests $20 Million in Hydrogen Production
Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
July 4, 2014, previously published on June 17, 2014
Early this week, the Department of Energy awarded $20 million in funding to ten new projects aimed to advance hydrogen production and delivery technologies. The selected projects will in some way aid the widespread commercialization of various fuel cell technologies, most notably including fuel...

 


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