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HTMLThe Health and Welfare “Wrap” Document: What It Is and Why You Want One
Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
January 20, 2016, previously published on January 12, 2016
When it comes to telling their employees about certain benefits, many employers have for decades (since 1974 to be exact) flouted a particular provision of the law with impunity. The law to which we refer is the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), and the provision relates to the...

 

HTMLGovernor Baker Announces Mid-Year Budget Cuts
Dan Connelly, Julie Cox, Max Fathy; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
January 20, 2016, previously published on January 1, 2016
On Friday, January 8, Governor Charlie Baker ordered $49 million in emergency spending cuts aimed at erasing a projected state budget shortfall. In a letter to state lawmakers, Baker said his administration had identified a $320 million gap between projected spending and revenues through the end of...

 

HTMLGun Control: HIPAA Final Rule Targets Background Checks and Mental Health Reporting
Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
January 19, 2016, previously published on January 7, 2016
President Obama has announced plans to tighten gun control regulations, including applying the background check requirement to dealers at gun shows and on websites. Federal law already requires that those “engaged in the business” of selling guns must have a Federal Firearms License...

 

HTMLA New Year’s Resolution: Avoid The Rising Tide of Defamation Claims In The Health Care Arena
Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
January 19, 2016, previously published on January 8, 2016
In college and graduate school, we all had professors that had “non-attribution/academic freedom” policies designed to foster open debate, critical thinking and robust discussion. To state the obvious, we are a long way from those college days. In the highly competitive health care...

 

HTMLDHS Proposes New Rule for Increased Job Flexibility: Part 1
Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
January 19, 2016, previously published on January 8, 2016
On December 31st, the Department of Homeland Security issued a proposed rule addressing and extending employment flexibility for certain classes of nonimmigrants and prospective immigrants. The new rule proposes to amend current regulations to “clarify and improve longstanding agency...

 

HTMLCPSC Launches New Portal to Guide Companies through Regulatory Maze
Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
January 19, 2016, previously published on January 7, 2016
Has your business experienced difficulty identifying on the CPSC’s website which product safety regulations are potentially applicable to your products? In an effort to better guide industry, particularly new product makers and small businesses, through the maze of CPSC regulatory...

 

HTMLCadillac Tax Effective Date Postponed (and Three Other 2015 Year End Health and Welfare Benefits Legislation Highlights) 
Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
January 18, 2016, previously published on January 7, 2016
While Americans everywhere were busy eating turkey and drinking eggnog last November and December, our government was hard at work attending to budget matters. Tucked among the appropriations were several fairly significant items of interest to employers, employees, providers, administrations, and...

 

HTMLThe Fourth Circuit’s Countdown to 2016 Includes Two FLSA Classification Decisions
Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
January 18, 2016, previously published on January 7, 2016
While we were in the midst of office holiday parties and end of the year celebrations, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals came down with two precedential decisions for employers to ponder in the New Year. In Williams v. Genex Services, LLC, the Court analyzed the FLSA’s learned professional...

 

HTMLJudge Gilstrap Awards Section 285 Fees Where Plaintiff’s Section 101 Positions Cross the “Threshold of Exceptionality.” 
Matthew A. Karambelas, Robert J. Moore, Michael C. Newman; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
January 18, 2016, previously published on January 7, 2016
On December 17, 2015, Judge Rodney Gilstrap of the Eastern District of Texas (EDTX) ruled that, in light of Alice Corporation Pty. Ltd. v. CLS Bank International, 134 S. Ct. 2347 (2014) (“Alice”), a plaintiff’s position on the validity of the patent-in-suit under § 101 was...

 

HTMLRegulation of Laboratory Developed Tests: What Will FDA Do Next?
Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
January 14, 2016, previously published on December 29, 2015
When FDA released in October 2014 a draft guidance document that set forth its plans for regulating LDTs pursuant to its authority over in vitro diagnostics (IVDs), the agency set the stage for controversy in 2015. Historically FDA has exercised its enforcement discretion and elected not to...

 


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