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HTMLEmployers on Either Side of Employee Poaching Should Consider Taking Some (Rather Easy) Steps to Better Protect Themselves
Gauri P. Punjabi; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
September 4, 2014, previously published on September 2, 2014
Recently, litigation consultant TrialGraphix Inc. sued its competitor FTI Consulting, Inc. and four former high-ranking employees in New York Supreme Court for allegedly scheming to steal its trade secrets and gain access to its clients. The complaint alleges that despite signing restrictive...

 

HTMLGovernment Issues New Rules for Religious Employers, But Health Plans, TPAs, and PBMs are still on the Hook to Provide Contraceptive Coverage
Bridgette A. Wiley; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
September 4, 2014, previously published on September 3, 2014
The Affordable Care Act (“ACA”) requires that non-grandfathered health plans make preventive care and screenings available to their members at no cost (i.e. no deductibles, coinsurance, or co-payments). The Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) determined that...

 

HTMLThe Affordable Care Act—Countdown to Compliance for Employers, Week 18: Emerging Strategies to Reduce or Eliminate Exposure for Assessable Payments under the Affordable Care Act’s Pay-or-Play Rules
Alden J. Bianchi; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
September 2, 2014, previously published on August 25, 2014
The Affordable Care Act’s employer shared responsibility, or “pay-or-play,” rules require “applicable large employers” (generally employers with 50 or more full-time and full-time equivalent employees) to offer group health plan coverage (i.e., “play”) or...

 

HTMLDo You Want Your Under 13 Kid to Have a Gmail or YouTube Account? Google Does.....
Julia M. Siripurapu; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
September 2, 2014, previously published on August 22, 2014
According to recent media reports, Google is allegedly designing a Google account for children under 13 which would permit children in this age group to officially create their own Gmail account and to access a kid-friendly version of YouTube. Google currently prohibits children 12 and under from...

 

HTMLAre Airbnb Hosts Regulated by the CPSC? Short-Term Rental Properties May Require Compliance with Pool & Spa Safety Laws
Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
September 2, 2014, previously published on August 21, 2014
In the wake of the tragic drowning of Virginia Graeme Baker, the granddaughter of former Secretary of State James Baker, Congress passed and President Bush signed into law the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act. The legislation was sponsored by Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz...

 

HTMLHawaii G-M-O: Kauai County GMO Regs Struck Down in Federal Court
Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
September 2, 2014, previously published on August 28, 2014
Throughout the year, this space has periodically re-visited the topic of regulating the manufacture and labeling of foods with genetically modified ingredients (GMOs) at the state and federal level. This week, a lawsuit out of Kauai, Hawaii shed light on the fate of these regulations at the county...

 

HTMLThe Food Fight Continues: Vermont AG Seeks to Dismiss Lawsuit Against GMO Labeling Law
Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
September 2, 2014, previously published on August 18, 2014
In June, we reported on a suit brought by the Grocery Manufacturers Association (“GMA”) seeking to rescind Vermont’s new GMO-labeling statute, Act 120. As we explained in that post, the GMA argues that Act 120 is doubly unconstitutional: not only does the law violate the Commerce...

 

HTML“Backoff” Update — More Widespread, PCI Council Issues Call to Action — If You Accept Credit Cards Via Point-of-Sale, You Need to Read This
Cynthia J. Larose; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
September 1, 2014, previously published on August 28, 2014
Some weeks ago, we wrote a piece “What You Need to Know About Backoff Malware: The New Threat Targeting Retailers” . It’s apparently gotten worse. Any business utilizing point-of-sale (POS) terminals for “swiping” credit cards needs to pay attention to this threat and...

 

HTMLAppellate Courts in New Jersey and New York Both Rule that a Contract May Reduce Statute of Limitations on Employment Claims
David M. Katz; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
September 1, 2014, previously published on August 22, 2014
Earlier this summer, a New Jersey appellate court, in Rodriquez v. Raymours Furniture enforced a provision in an employment application that reduced the period in which an employee could sue an employer to six months from the date of the adverse employment action. This ruling ¿ the first of...

 

HTMLMassive Data Breach Affects 4.5 Million Patients in 29 States
Dianne J. Bourque, Julia M. Siripurapu; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
September 1, 2014, previously published on August 20, 2014
Community Health Systems, Inc. (the “Company”), one of the largest hospital organizations in the country, announced via a public filing (Form 8K) made yesterday with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“Report”) that the Company was the target of a cyber attack that...

 


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