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Fox Rothschild LLP | USA | 29 Mar 2011

Another physician sentenced to prison for Medicare fraud

Too many physicians still believe that federal and state fraud authorities are only interested in large health systems and pharmaceutical companies.

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Fox Rothschild LLP | USA | 1 Mar 2011

New turn in the parade of PHI breaches: Office of Civil Rights exacts heavy payments from Cignet Health and Massachusetts General Hospital

As reported previously, the requirements under the HIPAAHITECH statutes and regulations for public disclosure of security breaches of Protected Health Information ("PHI") have been bringing direct intervention by attorneys general with respect to enforcement actions regarding such breaches.

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Fox Rothschild LLP | USA | 28 Feb 2011

New turn in the parade of PHI breaches: Office of Civil Rights exacts heavy payments fromCcignet Health and Massachusetts General Hospital

As reported previously on this blog series, the requirements under the HIPAAHITECH statutes and regulations for public disclosure of security breaches of Protected Health Information ("PHI") have been bringing direct intervention by attorneys general with respect to enforcement actions regarding such breaches.

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Fox Rothschild LLP | USA | 28 Feb 2011

Meal and rest break litigation gets more expensive

Until now, there was no definitive authority on how meal period and rest period compensation should be calculated.

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Fox Rothschild LLP | USA | 28 Feb 2011

New trend: lawsuits for Wage Order violations concerning work conditions

The tail end of 2010 delivered some bad news for California employers in the form of twin rulings from the California Court of Appeal holding that employees may sue their employers and recover civil penalties under the Private Attorneys General Act of 2004 (PAGA) for violations of the seating provisions of Wage Order No. 7.

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Fox Rothschild LLP | USA | 21 Feb 2011

Lactation supplies can be reimbursed from FSAs

You might recall that the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act contained a provision that requires employers to provide a location for nursing employees to express milk.

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Fox Rothschild LLP | USA | 17 Feb 2011

Rollovers for business startups: a new wrinkle

In 2009, the Employee Plans Unit of the IRS initiated a ROBS (rollovers for business startups) Compliance Project to monitor general compliance among ROBS plans.

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Fox Rothschild LLP | USA | 15 Feb 2011

Internal Revenue Service announces second voluntary disclosure program for offshore bank accounts and international tax evasion

On Feb 8, 2011, the IRS announced the 2011 Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Initiative (OVDI 2011), which follows on the significant level of disclosures made in response to the 2009 Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program (OVDP 2009).

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Fox Rothschild LLP | USA | 9 Feb 2011

New York attorney general creates new unit to investigate state government contractors

Over the past several years, New York state has substantially increased its efforts to crack down on contractors who violate the state's employment, wage and hour, and tax laws.

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Fox Rothschild LLP | USA | 1 Feb 2011

Proposed FINRA rule impacts private placements

The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) recently proposed an amendment to Rule 5122 that would require various disclosures in any private placement in which a FINRA member firm participatesnot just those in which it is the issuerincluding preparation of offering documents, distribution of offering and advice to the issuer.