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HTMLHHS Releases New Software for Updating (but not replacing) HIPAA Security Risk Assessment Toolkits
Eric A. Klein, Lynsey Mitchel; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 16, 2014, previously published on April 14, 2014
Last week, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released a new, free, downloadable tool to assist small and medium-size health care provider offices to conduct security risk assessments (SRA).

 

HTMLEqual Pay Issues Addressed by President Obama on “National Equal Pay Day,” When He Signed An Executive Order and Presidential Memorandum Affecting Federal Contractors
Karin Hunter Johnson, Ryan J. Munitz; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 15, 2014, previously published on April 10, 2014
On April 8, 2014, President Obama signed a Presidential Memorandum that will require federal contractors and subcontractors to provide to the U.S. Department of Labor compensation data based on their employees’ sex and race. The President also signed that day an Executive Order preventing...

 

HTMLUS v. Quality Stores, Inc.: Supreme Courts Finds Severance Payments Taxable Wages Under FICA
Karin Hunter Johnson; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 11, 2014, previously published on April 9, 2014
In an 8-0 decision issued March 25, 2014 in United States v. Quality Stores, Inc., the Supreme Court held that severance payments made to employees who are involuntarily terminated are taxable wages for the purposes of withholding Federal Insurance Contributions Act (“FICA”) taxes,...

 

HTMLWhat Does the First-Ever Extradition on an Antitrust Charge Mean for the Auto Parts Investigation?
Jennifer M. Driscoll-Chippendale; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 11, 2014, previously published on April 4, 2014
On April 4, 2014, the U.S. Department of Justice, Antitrust Division announced a milestone victory, having successfully litigated its first extradition for an alleged antitrust violation. Romano Pisciotti, an Italian national and former Parker ITS Srl executive, was extradited from Germany for his...

 

HTMLCalifornia Proposition 65 Caramel Coloring Suits
Bruce Colbath; Sheppard Mullin Richter Hampton LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 11, 2014, previously published on April 8, 2014
This January, Consumer Reports, an independent product testing organization, released a report entitled “Caramel Color: The health risk that may be in your soda” detailing its investigation of the presence of 4-methylimidazole (“4-MeI”), an impurity and potential carcinogen...

 

HTMLDavis-Bacon CityCenterDC Case
Karin Hunter Johnson, Nick Schnermann; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 11, 2014, previously published on April 7, 2014
In a recent decision out of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, Judge Amy Jackson held that the Davis-Bacon Act (“Davis-Bacon”) did not apply to a privately-funded development of privately-maintained buildings to be occupied by private citizens and businesses. Judge...

 

HTMLEnforcement of the Two-Midnight Rule Delayed Again
Lynsey Mitchel, Ken Yood; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 11, 2014, previously published on April 7, 2014
Last week President Obama signed into law a measure to extend Medicare physician pay rates for one year and to extend the enforcement delay of the “Two-Midnight” rule through March 2015. Medicare Recovery Audit Contractors (RACs) are prohibited from auditing inpatient hospital claims...

 

HTMLNew Approaches - and Increasing Oversight - for Medicaid Managed Long Term Services and Support
Eric A. Klein, Rachel Landauer; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 11, 2014, previously published on April 3, 2014
Approximately one-third of Medicaid spending, $136 billion, is on long-term services and supports (LTSS). While the majority of Medicaid LTSS takes place in institutional settings, such as nursing facilities and mental health facilities, there is an ongoing emphasis on the role of non-institutional...

 

HTMLSpacing Out: BIS Issues Report on Export Controls and the Space Industrial Base
Fatema K. Merchant; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 11, 2014, previously published on April 3, 2014
In February 2014, the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (“BIS”) published a report (“Report”) detailing the impact of export controls on the U.S. space industry. Titled the “U.S. Space Industry ‘Deep Dive’...

 

HTMLIs Wheeler Gaga for Gigabit? The FCC Liberates 100 MHz of Spectrum for Unlicensed Wi-Fi
Douglas A. "Drew" Svor, Dave Thomas; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 11, 2014, previously published on April 7, 2014
On April 1, the FCC took steps to remedy a small but growing annoyance of modern life: poor Wi-Fi connectivity. Removing restrictions that had been in place to protect the mobile satellite service uplinks of Globalstar, and by unanimous vote, the FCC’s First Report and Order on U-NII will...

 


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