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Our Health Care Group highlights 19 new initiatives in the HHS Office of Inspector General’s Work Plan for Fiscal Year 2015.
December 2, 2014
Advisories
"The Rise of Public-Private Partnerships," Construction Today, November/December 2014.
November/December 2014
Publications
Rain may not be reliable in California but changes in employment law are hardy perennials. This year’s crop includes a new state law that mandates near-universal sick leave, another that makes employers liable for actions by their labor contractors, multiple court decisions on determining whether an independent contractor is really an employee, and provocative initiatives by the National Labor Relations Board against nonunion employers.
1 December 2014
Publications
"Proposed Reporting Rule On Counterfeit Items Adds Burden to Contractors," National Defense Magazine, December 1, 2014.
1 December 2014
Publications
Our Federal Tax Group breaks down the Treasury Department’s finalized regulations addressing nondivisive D reorganizations.
December 1, 2014
Advisories
With increasing frequency, employers are being targeted by lawsuits alleging violations of state and federal consumer reporting statutes. The authors of this article discuss the issue and advise employers to head off potential claims by reviewing and revising their background check procedures as needed.
December 1, 2014
Publications
“Health and Welfare Plan Sponsor Affordable Care Act and 2014 Year End Checklist,” ECFC Flex Reporter, December 2014.
December 2014
Publications
“2014 Health Plan Sponsor Year End Checklist,” The Self Insurer, December 1, 2014.
December 1, 2014
Publications
In support of Mayor Garcetti’s “Back to Basics” agenda for city governance, the Department of Building and Safety has introduced an Inspection Case Management (ICM) program to facilitate the construction inspection process for projects with a construction valuation above $10 million and for restaurants and charter schools.
November 2014
Publications
Imagine the following scenario: You are an employer who requires your employees to execute restrictive covenant agreements containing reasonable non-competition, non-solicitation and non-disclosure provisions in order to protect your business’s proprietary interests.
December 2014
Publications
“Regulatory & Litigation Update: CFPB Proposes “No-Action” Letter Policy; Federal Reserve Banks of Boston and Atlanta Publish Reports on Industry Tokenization Efforts; Federal Reserve Board Issues Report on Debit Card Fees Pursuant to the Durbin Amendment; CFPB Issues Bulletin Regarding Promotional Credit Card APRs; Senator Durbin Files Americus Brief Urging the Supreme Court to Grant Certiorari in NACS v. Board,” Fintech Law Report, November/December 2014.
November/December 2014
Publications
During the third quarter of 2014, we again saw various federal courts interpret and apply Comcast with mixed results for class defendants. Some courts (like the Tenth Circuit) found that damages presented highly individualized issues precluding class-wide treatment, while others approved of proposed class-wide damages models. Arguments regarding inadequate representation were on the rise this quarter and posed hurdles for several putative classes.
Fall 2014
Publications
"It's Not Just a Profession, It's a Community," Daily Journal, November 25, 2014.
25 November 2014
Publications
The following is the A&B Healthcare Week In Review for the week ending November 21, 2014.
November 21, 2014
Publications
On October 28, 2014, the CPSC reached an agreement that resulted in the largest civil penalty in CPSC history—a civil penalty of $4.3 million. The civil penalty was premised on allegations that the company failed to immediately report defects and/or unreasonable risks of serious injury involving 11 models of minibikes and go-carts.
November 20, 2014
Publications
“Alston & Bird discusses PCAOB’s Related Party Auditing Standard,” The CLS Blue Sky Blog, November 19, 2014.
November 19, 2014
Publications

Our Finance Group examines a $1.5 billion filing mistake in a Delaware UCC case that preserves the plain language of a public filing regardless of intent. 

November 19, 2014
Advisories
Our Investment Management Group breaks down the CFTC’s deadlines for complying with its trade execution mandate for some package transactions.
November 18, 2014
Advisories
"How Puffery Can Blow Up Into False Advertising Litigation," Corporate Counsel, November 17, 2014.
17 November 2014
Publications
Our International Tax Group examines the Tax Court and Second Circuit’s warning to taxpayers who attempt to circumvent U.S. taxes by ignoring the step transaction doctrine.
November 17, 2014
Advisories