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HTMLNew STEM OPT Extension Rules: Critical Takeaways, Part 2
Susan J. Cohen; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
June 17, 2016, previously published on April 21, 2016
Even if you have not yet completed a thesis or dissertation requirement, you may still apply for a STEM OPT extension, as long as you have completed all other requirements for your degree.

 

HTMLDon’t Neglect Your Business Associate Agreements!
Dianne J. Bourque, Kate F. Stewart; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
June 17, 2016, previously published on March 17, 2016
As we have repeatedly emphasized on this blog, HIPAA Covered Entities must ensure that they have compliant business associate agreements (“BAAs”) in place with all of their business associates and must ensure that they have performed a comprehensive risk assessment. A $1.55 million...

 

HTMLNew STEM OPT Extension Rules: Critical Takeaways, Part 3
Susan J. Cohen; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
June 17, 2016, previously published on April 25, 2016
In order to employ an F-1 student for the duration of his or her 24-month STEM OPT extension, employers must have a Federal Employer Identification Number (FEIN) and be enrolled in E-Verify.

 

HTMLCorporate Divorce Series: Online Dating, The Bachelor, and Predicting Successful Employment Relationships
Jennifer B. Rubin; Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
June 17, 2016, previously published on April 4, 2016
If there is a predictive model for dating, why can’t the same model apply to the employment relationship?

 

HTMLSame-Day Delivery Companies: 2; MA Independent Contractor Statute: 0. First Circuit Once Again Upholds Classification of Couriers as Independent Contractors
Gauri P. Punjabi; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
June 17, 2016, previously published on May 20, 2016
Relying on its precedent, the First Circuit Court of Appeals held for the second time this year that the Federal Aviation Administrative Authorization Act of 1994 (“FAAAA”) preempts application of the Massachusetts Independent Contractor Statute, M.G.L. c. 149, Section 148B, to couriers...

 

HTMLFDA Finally Decides that “Evaporated Cane Juice” Is Misleading Consumers
Richard Maidman; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
June 17, 2016, previously published on June 2, 2016
Evaporated cane juice, a term usually used to inform about sweeteners derived from the fluid extract of sugar cane, is present on the ingredient lists of many products we see on grocery store shelves. However, newly finalized FDA guidance on use of the term “evaporated cane juice”...

 

HTMLCMS Announces New Alternative Payment Model for Primary Care
Jordan T. Cohen, Rodney Whitlock; Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
June 17, 2016, previously published on April 13, 2016
Earlier this week, CMS announced the launch of an initiative aimed at transforming the way primary care is delivered. The Comprehensive Primary Care Plus (CPC+) model will be a voluntary 5 year program accommodating some 5,000 physician practices across 20 geographic regions. Like ACOs and other...

 

HTMLJust as the Comment Period for “Natural” Ends, FDA Announces Intent to Re-Examine What It Means to Be a “Healthy” Food
Joanne S. Hawana; Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
June 17, 2016, previously published on May 12, 2016
As any company making and selling food products knows, late last year FDA requested information and comments regarding the appropriate use of the term “natural” for food ¿ the Agency asked what types of processing make that claim misleading, or does the food have to be completely...

 

HTMLReady or Not, It’s Time For Phase 2 HIPAA Audits
Dianne J. Bourque, Jordan T. Cohen, Kate F. Stewart; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
June 17, 2016, previously published on March 22, 2016
On March 21st, the HHS Office for Civil Rights (“OCR”) officially launched Phase 2 of the HIPAA Audit Program. Covered Entities and Business Associates need to be prepared for these audits and be on the lookout for emails from OCR that will begin the audit process.

 

HTMLFTC Wins Stay of Pennsylvania Hospital Merger Pending Appeal in Third Circuit
Dionne C. Lomax, Farrah Short; Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
June 17, 2016, previously published on May 26, 2016
The Third Circuit granted on Tuesday the Federal Trade Commission’s (“FTC”) request for an injunction pending appeal of the proposed merger between Penn State Hershey Medical Center and Pinnacle Health System. The injunction comes just before the temporary restraining order...

 


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