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HTMLCalifornia Supreme Court Nixes Certification Denial Ruling Against Newspaper Carriers Classified as Independent Contractors
George Patterson; Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
July 17, 2014, previously published on July 16, 2014
The California Supreme Court recently held that a trial court needed to revisit its class certification decision regarding newspaper carriers who alleged that they should have been classified as employees rather than independent contractors. The trial court erred, the Court said, by focusing not on...

 

HTMLEmployee Benefits: Important Wellness Plan and Mental Health/Substance Use Disorder Parity Effective Dates Have Arrived!
Patricia A. Moran; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
July 16, 2014, previously published on July 10, 2014
Employers and insurers offering medical plans: take note! Two important final regulations issued jointly by the IRS, DOL and HHS (the “Departments”) apply to plan years (or, in the individual market, policy years) beginning on or after July 1, 2014. For plans and policies which operate...

 

HTMLCPSC to Hold its Annual Priorities Hearing on July 24th
Matthew R. Howsare; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
July 11, 2014, previously published on July 8, 2014
Last week the CPSC formally announced it would be holding its annual “agenda and priorities” hearing at the CPSC on July 24th at 10am. The purpose and importance of this meeting is somewhat underappreciated in terms of the role it can play for individual stakeholders wishing to have the...

 

HTMLTrademark Rights around the World: It May Be BUDWEISER® in the US, But Not Everywhere
Susan Neuberger Weller; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
July 11, 2014, previously published on June 30, 2014
Anheuser-Busch, the venerable American beer brewer, and Budejovicky Budvar NP, a Czech beer brewer, have been fighting since the 19th century over rights around the world to the BUDWEISER trademark. A Czech town called Ceske Budejovice is the original source of this dispute. That town is known in...

 

HTMLPuerto Rico Poised to Enact Bankruptcy-Like Legislation for Certain Revenue Bond Issuers
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 25, 2014
Puerto Rico’s Governor Alejandro Garcia Padilla today introduced debt restructuring legislation which, upon enactment, would provide a judicial debt relief process in Puerto Rico’s courts for certain public corporations, including the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority...

 

HTMLMassachusetts Becomes Latest State to Raise its Minimum Wage
Robert Sheridan; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
July 10, 2014, previously published on July 2, 2014
Massachusetts is the latest state to take up the minimum wage mantle, as Governor Deval Patrick signed a law raising minimum wage in the state on June 26th. As we have discussed on this blog, there is a movement afoot nationally to raise the minimum wage for low wage workers, and states and cities...

 

HTMLNew Connecticut Pharmacy Rewards Disclosure Bill Took Effect July 1
Stephanie D. Willis; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
July 10, 2014, previously published on July 2, 2014
On June 12th, Connecticut governor Dannel P. Malloy signed into law ”An Act Concerning Pharmacy Rewards Programs And Protected Health Information“. The law went into effect July 1st, and applies to pharmacy retailers in the state of Connecticut. We profiled the version of the law passed...

 

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...

 

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...

 


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