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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.

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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 | 23 Nov 2010

Exploiting government-funded schools program constitutes fraud, even though no regulations were violated

A consultant assisting local schools in obtaining federally-distributed funds intended to facilitate Internet connectivity at the schools was charged with defrauding the program, even though the funding applications which she prepared did not violate any of the regulations of the program.

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Fox Rothschild LLP | USA | 14 Sep 2010

States are enhancing enforcement of wage hour laws: revenue for the state and wages to the workers

Since March 2009, it has been a stated objective of the United States Department of Labor (USDOL) to step up prosecutions and investigations of employer wage-hour violators.

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Fox Rothschild LLP | USA | 23 Jul 2010

New interim rule requires covered federal contractors to report top five executive compensation and first-tier subcontractor awards for certain contracts

An interim rule issued by the federal government on July 8, 2010, requires that effective immediately (subject to the rollout period discussed below), covered federal contractors must report executive compensation and first-tier subcontract awards on contracts and orders expected to be valued at $25,000 or more.

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Fox Rothschild LLP | USA | 23 Jul 2010

Immigration headlines: read between the lines and be prepared

Those tracking immigration headlines are getting the message loud and clear that employers across the nation will face increased audits of I-9 forms and are having greater difficulty in securing visas for foreign workers.

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Fox Rothschild LLP | USA | 16 Apr 2010

Unpaid internships may be a problem: are they employees or not?

There is a fine line oftentimes between who is and who is not an employee.

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