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|Public Office Closure to Cause Delays|
Fragomen Del Rey Bernsen Loewy LLP;
July 20, 2016, previously published on April 27, 2016All public offices, including public ministries, registries, notary offices, city halls, among other offices, will only operate on Mondays and Tuesdays until further notice, according to an announcement by the Venezuelan vice president. The previous Friday closures have been extended to further...
|New York DOH Proposes Updated Provider Contract Guidelines|
Bethany Hills; Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
July 20, 2016, previously published on June 17, 2016The NYS Department of Health (DOH) has proposed new guidelines for the provider contract submission and review process to reflect Value Based Payment arrangements pursuant to the New York State Value Based Payment (VBP) Roadmap (Roadmap) and the Regulatory Impact Subcommittee.
|High Court Clarifies False Claims Act Ramifications for Government Contractors and Others|
Stanley A. Millan, Chad V. Theriot; Jones Walker LLP;
July 19, 2016, previously published on June 29, 2016Universal Health Services, Inc. v. United States, Ex. Rel. Julio Escobar, --- U.S. ---(June 16, 2016), handed down a significant interpretation of the False Claims Act (31 U.S.C. §3729, et seq.) resolving conflicts among the federal circuit courts of appeal. This follow-up Alert emphasizes...
|What Does the 2016 Republican National Convention Mean for Ohio Residents?|
Milos Gvozdenovic; Weltman, Weinberg & Reis Co., L.P.A.;
July 19, 2016, previously published on June 1, 2016From the moment it was announced in July 2014 that Cleveland, Ohio would be the host city for the 2016 Republican National Convention, speculation began as to what it meant for both the city and the state of Ohio. This is an exciting time for local residents regardless of their political...
|Colorado Broadens Whistleblower Protection for State Employees Who Disclose Confidential Information|
Kristen Marie Baylis, Timothy M. Kratz; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
July 15, 2016, previously published on June 29, 2016Encouraging government whistleblowers, an amendment to Colorado law bars disciplinary actions against state employees who reveal confidential information while reporting instances of waste, mismanagement of public funds, abuses of authority, or illegal and unethical practices to a designated...
|House Committee Advances Higher Education Bills|
Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
July 15, 2016, previously published on June 24, 2016As much of the attention in Washington this week was concentrated on the sit-in by House Democrats over gun control legislation, the House Committee on Education and the Workforce on June 22 approved by voice vote five bipartisan bills aimed at assisting students in choosing the right college or...
|Puerto Rico Does Not Have to Comply with DOL’s Final Rule Amending ‘White Collar’ Overtime Regulations, For Now|
Jeffrey W. Brecher, Juan Felipe Santos; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
July 15, 2016, previously published on June 30, 2016The U.S. Senate has approved the controversial “Puerto Rico Oversight, Management, and Economic Stability Act” (“PROMESA”), H.R. 5278, which will establish an Oversight Board to assist the Government of Puerto Rico in managing its public finances and for other purposes. The...
|New Colorado Law Requires Employee Access to Personnel Files|
David D. Powell, Steven R. Reid; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
July 14, 2016, previously published on June 28, 2016On June 10, 2016, Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper signed into law House Bill 16-1432. Effective January 1, 2017, the new law will require private sector employers to allow employees to access their personnel files at least once annually. The law does not apply to public sector employers (whose...
|Brazil’s eSocial—Is Your Company Ready for Compliance by September?|
Carolyn Ann Knox; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
July 14, 2016, previously published on June 30, 2016The Brazilian government has developed a groundbreaking unified electronic platform for mandatory reporting of employee data, payroll data, health and safety records, and tax information. The program, “eSocial,” will fundamentally change communications between employers (particularly...
|High Court Addresses Key False Claims Act Issues: Implied Certification Theory Upheld, but High Bar Set for Materiality Requirement|
William W. Horton, Nadia M. de la Houssaye; Jones Walker LLP;
July 12, 2016, previously published on June 21, 2016In Universal Health Services, Inc. v. United States ex. rel. Escobar (June 16, 2016), a unanimous Supreme Court handed down a significant interpretation of the False Claims Act (31 U.S.C. §3729, et seq.), resolving conflicts among the federal circuit courts of appeal concerning the validity...