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Phelps Dunbar LLP | USA | 30 Jan 2020

Ruling Clears up Uncertainty Over Whether Riverboat Casino Is a "Vessel"

A decision by the Louisiana Supreme Court will bring stability to the riverboat gaming industry after clearing up uncertainty over the casinos’


Phelps Dunbar LLP | USA | 27 Jan 2020

Retaliation Claims Continue to Be Most Commonly Filed EEOC Charge

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has released detailed breakdowns for the 72,675 charges of workplace discrimination the


Phelps Dunbar LLP | USA | 20 Jan 2020

U.S. Department of Justice 2019 False Claims Act Statistics -- Another Great Year for DOJ Recoveries in Health Care Fraud Cases

On January 9, 2020, the Civil Division of U.S. Department of Justice (“DOJ”) finally released its annual False Claims Act (“FCA”) statistics for


Phelps Dunbar LLP | USA | 14 Jan 2020

DOL Final Rule Limits Joint Employer Liability

The Trump Administration has begun 2020 by revising an Obama administration policy that potentially made franchisor corporations, such as McDonald's


Phelps Dunbar LLP | USA | 7 Jan 2020

OCR Continues its Right of Access Enforcement Initiative

On Thursday, December 12, the Office for Civil Rights announced its second enforcement action and settlement agreement under its HIPAA Right of


Phelps Dunbar LLP | USA | 2 Jan 2020

New Year...New Overtime Rules!

Along with the fireworks and other celebrations that welcomed the New Year, January 1, 2020 also marked the beginning of new increased salary


Phelps Dunbar LLP | USA | 16 Dec 2019

The NLRB Scales Back Obama-Era Union Election Regulations

In December 2014, the National Labor Relations Board finalized a rule aimed at expediting the union election process. At the time of its enactment


Phelps Dunbar LLP | USA | 11 Dec 2019

CMS Proposed Regulations to Disrupt Medicaid Supplemental Payments

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently issued the proposed Medicaid Fiscal Accountability Regulation (MFAR), which seeks to


Phelps Dunbar LLP | USA | 25 Nov 2019

Advice to Employers: Evaluate Whether Outright Bans on Marijuana Are Outdated

As more states legalize medical marijuana, employers should evaluate employment policies that outright ban the use of marijuana. Currently, 33 states


Phelps Dunbar LLP | USA | 12 Nov 2019

DOL Proposes Employer-Friendly Clarification of the Fluctuating Workweek Method

Thanks to a proposed rule by the Department of Labor, employers may soon have greater clarity when it comes to overtime calculations for workers paid

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