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Fox Rothschild LLP | USA | 10 Nov 2011

HHSOCR audits are coming: what are covered entities doing to prepare?

Those entities subject to both the HIPAA privacy and security rules should pay close attention to recent action taken by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) Office for Civil Rights (“OCR”), which will increase the frequency and depth of government audits for HIPAAHITECH compliance over the next year.


Fox Rothschild LLP | USA | 4 Nov 2011

HHS Office of Inspector General releases priorities for fiscal year 2012

The Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Office of Inspector General (OIG) has been busy combating fraud and abuse over the last few years the monies it has recovered more than doubled from 2006 to 2010, topping $4 billion in fiscal year 2010 alone.


Fox Rothschild LLP | USA | 23 Sep 2011

Notices, notices and more notices: a brief refresher on required disclosures

Do you know how many disclosure requirements there are for benefit plans?


Fox Rothschild LLP | USA | 23 Sep 2011

DOJ announces a $95,000 settlement in a housing discrimination case

HUD and the Department of Justice continue to monitor compliance with and enforce the Fair Housing Act.


Fox Rothschild LLP | USA | 29 Aug 2011

What to expect when you are expecting (an EBSA Audit, that is)

Whether being subject to an involuntary EBSA Audit, or undertaking a voluntary correction program (VCP), there are certain things a plan sponsor should be looking for (and looking out for) if they are going to have the EBSA nosing around their plans.


Fox Rothschild LLP | USA | 19 Aug 2011

New rules for uniform communications: more health care reform compliance

Get ready for new required required notices and definitions!


Fox Rothschild LLP | USA | 17 Aug 2011

Time for PADEP to put SEPs back in its enforcement toolbox

Supplemental Environmental Projects or SEPs were part of PADEP's enforcement toolbox for many years.


Fox Rothschild LLP | USA | 12 Aug 2011

Where does my employer get off fingerprinting me?

We recently received a comment from a reader in response to the blog "Employers' Use of Biometric Time Clocks Could Violate State Law" that essentially asks this question (albeit, in much nicer form).


Fox Rothschild LLP | USA | 27 Jul 2011

Credit report no longer a qualifier in employment decisions

Connecticut employers should be aware of a new law that may impact their hiring and promotion practices.


Fox Rothschild LLP | USA | 25 Jul 2011

NASAA comment period for franchise model exemptions closes August 1st

The North American Securities Administrators Associaiton recently proposed "Model Exemptions" relating to state franchise registration and disclosure laws.

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