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HTMLAccess for Monkeys, Miniature Horses and Birds? California Regulations Concerning Service Animals
Varner Brandt LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
December 10, 2014, previously published on October 23, 2014
The use of service animals was once relatively straightforward; service animals were primarily guide dogs or hearing dogs to help the visually and hearing impaired. Nowadays, however, a variety of animals ¿ including monkeys, miniature horses, and birds - are trained to aid those with a wide...

 

HTMLEEOC Explains LGBT Protections In Existing Law
Shawe Rosenthal LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
December 10, 2014, previously published on November 26, 2014
Continuing the recent focus by federal agencies on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender issues, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission recently issued a publication, “What You Should Know about EEOC and the Enforcement Protections for LGBT Workers.”

 

HTMLTOP TIP: Failure to Comply with FCRA Can Be Costly!
Shawe Rosenthal LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
December 10, 2014, previously published on November 3, 2014
Dollar General agreed to pay up to $4.08 million to settle a class action for alleged violations of the Fair Credit Reporting Act. The lawsuit claimed that Dollar General conducted background checks of applicants and made adverse employment decisions without complying with FCRA’s requirements.

 

HTMLTenn. Federal Court OKs Extrapolation to Establish Liability in False Claims Act Case
Kevin P. McCart, Kelly Schulz; Husch Blackwell LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
December 8, 2014, previously published on November 5, 2014
The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee answered what it acknowledged was a novel question: whether statistical sampling and extrapolation are appropriate to establish liability under the False Claims Act (FCA). The court found the government could extrapolate from a sample of...

 

HTMLBeware of FCC’s New Rules & Deadlines on Handling Telecommunications Equipment
Ronald D. Richards; Foster, Swift, Collins & Smith, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
December 8, 2014, previously published on November 24, 2014
Our newsletters have often updated you on the changing landscape and new laws that impact how a municipality may handle a request to install wireless telecommunications equipment and facilities ¿ such as a cell tower and related equipment. Our May 2013 newsletter noted that the FCC was going...

 

HTMLMore Cases, More Settlements at the ASBCA in FY 2014
Thomas F. Rath; Husch Blackwell LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
December 8, 2014, previously published on November 18, 2014
The docket of the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals continued its steady growth last year, according to the Board’s FY 2014 statistical report. In fact, the 1,066 appeals pending on the date of the report is slightly more than twice the number pending on the same date in 2009.

 

HTMLHHS Releases Reminder about HIPAA Rules in Wake of Ebola Outbreak
Lisa M. Luetkemeyer; Husch Blackwell LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
December 8, 2014, previously published on November 11, 2014
The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) Office for Civil Rights (OCR) released a bulletin on Nov. 10 reminding entities covered under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) that the protections continue to be in effect during emergencies, including Ebola...

 

HTMLIRS Notice Provides More Flexibility to Rev. Proc. 97-13
Kimberly K. Gibbens; Husch Blackwell LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
December 8, 2014, previously published on November 25, 2014
The Internal Revenue Services (IRS) issued Notice 2014-67 on Oct. 24, 2014, to “amplify” Revenue Procedure 97-13 by (i) creating a new five-year safe harbor for management contracts, and (ii) expanding the permitted types of productivity awards allowed.

 

HTMLHighlights of the Speech from the Throne - Third Session of the Twenty-Eighth Legislature November 17th, 2014
Colin MacDonald, Beth Reimer-Heck; Borden Ladner Gervais LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
December 5, 2014, previously published on November 20, 2014
On Monday November 17th, 2014, his Honour the Lieutenant Governor, the Honourable Donald S. Ethell, delivered the Prentice Government’s first Speech from the Throne marking the opening of the third session of the 28th Legislature of Alberta and laying out the Government’s legislative...

 

HTMLHHS: No Sensational News Exception to HIPAA. Health Care Providers Should Plan Now for Dealing with Ebola Publicity
Paul Gillan; Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
December 5, 2014, previously published on November 12, 2014
Many people in the general public - and most in the health care industry - would recognize the names Eric Duncan (who died of Ebola in a U.S. hospital), Nina Pham (who contracted Ebola through exposure in a U.S. hospital) and Kaci Hickox (who was subjected to quarantine due to potential exposure to...

 


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