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Chicago and Cook County Now Require Paid Sick Leave for Employees

USA - July 13 2017 The City of Chicago and Cook County, Illinois have both jumped on the paid-leave bandwagon, joining a growing list of cities, counties and states

DOJ About-Face: Supporting Class Action Waivers, Parting Ways with the NLRB

USA - July 17 2017 The Department of Justice (DOJ) has just switched sides in a trio of high profile arbitration cases now pending before the Supreme Court, joining with

Preparing for the Unknown: Open Enrollment 2017

USA - July 13 2017 With Open Enrollment season just around the corner, employers have been hoping for answers regarding the direction of health insurance under the Trump

Purchase price adjustments: how true is your true-up?

USA - May 30 2013 A substantial majority of acquisitions involving private targets include uncapped post-closing purchase price adjustments, or "true ups," tied to the

Deciphering Florida’s New Laws on ARNP and PA Controlled Substance Prescribing

USA - December 7 2016 During the 2016 legislative session, Florida granted authority to both advanced registered nurse practitioners (ARNPs) and physician assistants (PAs

Predictive Scheduling and the Fight for a “Fair Workweek”: What Employers Need to Know

USA - July 25 2017 Retailers and fast food companies in particular should be aware of the growing push for “fair workweek” legislation at the city, state, and federal

State Releases Medicaid Managed Care Invitation to Negotiate

USA - July 18 2017 Last Friday, July 14, 2017, the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA) released its long awaited Invitation to Negotiate (ITN) for State

DOJ About-Face: Supporting Class Action Waivers, Parting Ways with the NLRB

USA - July 17 2017 The Department of Justice (DOJ) has just switched sides in a trio of high profile arbitration cases now pending before the Supreme Court, joining with

Preparing for the Unknown: Open Enrollment 2017

USA - July 13 2017 With Open Enrollment season just around the corner, employers have been hoping for answers regarding the direction of health insurance under the Trump

Rare but Not Forgotten: FDA Speeds Review of Orphan Drug Requests

USA - July 13 2017 Ever heard of Hailey-Hailey Disease? How about factor V deficiency or Hemimegalencephaly? These are a few examples of rare diseases, e.g., those