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HTMLComments to Forest Service Groundwater Management Directive Due September 3, 2014
Cynthia M. Chandley, Karlene E. Martorana, Christopher W. Payne, L. William Staudenmaier; Snell & Wilmer L.L.P.;
Legal Alert/Article
October 13, 2014, previously published on September 2, 2014
Comments to the Groundwater Resource Management Directive proposed by the United States Forest Service to modify Chapter 2560 of the Forest Service Manual are due September 3, 2014. The proposed directive was published in the Federal Register on May 6, 2014. The original 90-day comment period was...

 

HTMLJoint Employers Under NLRB Law
Gerard Morales; Snell & Wilmer L.L.P.;
Legal Alert/Article
October 13, 2014, previously published on September 26, 2014
Over the last few weeks, there has been a great deal of discussion in the legal media regarding the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB or Board) General Counsel’s (GC) argument to the Board, that McDonald’s USA, LLC, as franchisor, is a “joint employer” of its...

 

HTMLSummary of California’s Prompt Payment Laws
Colin R. Higgins, Jeffrey M. Singletary; Snell & Wilmer L.L.P.;
Legal Alert/Article
October 13, 2014, previously published on September 2014
The California legislature has enacted a comprehensive series of prompt payment statutes that are designed to ensure the prompt payment of progress payments and retention payments to downstream contractors by imposing harsh monetary penalties for any violations of the statutory scheme. Determining...

 

HTMLA Reminder of the Importance of Internal Controls Under SOX
Ahron D. Cohen; Snell & Wilmer L.L.P.;
Legal Alert/Article
October 13, 2014, previously published on Fall 2014
On July 30, 2014, the SEC announced charges against the CEO and the former CFO of a computer equipment company based in Florida for misrepresenting the state of the Company’s internal controls over financial reporting and failure to disclose to its auditors deficiencies in its internal...

 

HTMLWhen Did You Last Amend Your Section 125 Cafeteria or Flexible Benefit Plan? Now May Be A Good Time to Dust It Off and Update It
Nancy K. Campbell; Snell & Wilmer L.L.P.;
Legal Alert/Article
October 13, 2014, previously published on September 23, 2014
Section 125 Plans, which are commonly referred to as either cafeteria plans or flexible benefit plans, are much loved, and needed, if you want to allow employees to pay health insurance and other premiums on a pre-tax basis. Unfortunately, they are often ignored and not updated as routinely as they...

 

HTMLHIPAA Requires Many Health Plans to Obtain a Health Plan Identifier by November 5, 2014
Marvin S. ("Bucky") Swift, Nick J. Welle; Snell & Wilmer L.L.P.;
Legal Alert/Article
October 13, 2014, previously published on October 1, 2014
On September 5, 2012, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued final regulations adopting a standard for a national unique “health plan identifier” (HPID) and providing rules for implementing the HPID. Health plans are currently identified by several different number...

 

HTMLThe Fallacy of Union Benefit Trust Fund Lawsuits against Nevada Owners: A Call for Change
Leon F. Mead; Snell & Wilmer L.L.P.;
Legal Alert/Article
October 13, 2014, previously published on September 2014
One consequence of the Great Recession in Nevada is the unfortunate demise of many contractors and subcontractors. Both union and non-union contractors have gone out of business due to the lack of available projects. Unfortunately, a contractor going out of business will occasionally leave some...

 

HTMLIs the Spearin Doctrine Still a Contractor’s Shield if the Contractor Followed the Plans and Specifications?
Richard G. Erickson; Snell & Wilmer L.L.P.;
Legal Alert/Article
October 13, 2014, previously published on September 2014
United States v. Spearin, 248 U.S. 132, 39 S.Ct. 59 (1918) is almost 100 years old, and it is still one of the most oft-cited cases in a construction lawyer’s playbook. In numerous contested cases, Spearin has given contractors a way to avoid liability for construction defects arising from...

 

HTMLImportant Reminder About the Risk of Unexpected FMLA Liability
Kathryn Hackett King, Jennifer R. Phillips; Snell & Wilmer L.L.P.;
Legal Alert/Article
October 13, 2014, previously published on October 2014
The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) provides “eligible employees” who work for “covered employers” with up to 12 (in some cases 26) workweeks of unpaid, job-protected leave per year. A “covered employer” includes a private employer that employs 50 or more...

 

HTMLNew Arizona Physician Fingerprinting Requirements for Renewal and Initial License Applications
Ahron D. Cohen; Snell & Wilmer L.L.P.;
Legal Alert/Article
October 13, 2014, previously published on September 18, 2014
As of September 2, 2014, physicians in Arizona applying for initial medical licenses or renewing their medical licenses are required to submit a fingerprint card along with the application to the Arizona Medical Board in order to better allow the Arizona Medical Board to conduct criminal records...

 


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