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NYC Commission On Human Rights Declares A Ban On 'Hair' Discrimination
On February 18, the New York City Commission on Human Rights issued new guidance stating that company policies that ban, alter or otherwise restrict hairstyles may constitute racial discrimination in violation ...
United States
4 Mar 2019
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NJ Employers Beware: Federal And State Departments Of Labor Team Up To Address Independent Contractor Misclassification
Employers often struggle when determining whether to classify their workers as independent contractors or employees.
United States
26 Sep 2018
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What Employers Should Know About The New Jersey Prevailing Wage Act
Contractors working on government-funded or "public" projects must be aware of the legal implications of not following the wage requirements of applicable federal and state law.
United States
26 Sep 2018
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Anticipating A Possible Federal Shutdown
It is likely that an assessment of the impact will need to be made on a case-by-case basis.
United States
22 Jan 2018
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Long Arm Of The Law: The Risk To U.S. Practitioners Of Prosecution For Facilitating Foreign Tax Offenses
Dina Kapur Sanna and Carl A. Merino co-authored an article, "Long Arm of the Law: The Risk to U.S. Practitioners of Prosecution for Facilitating Foreign Tax Offenses,"...
United States
28 Jun 2017
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White Collar Round Up - March 2017
The U.S. Supreme Court will consider in Class v. United States "[w]hether a guilty plea inherently waives a defendant's right to challenge the constitutionality of his statute of conviction."
United States
8 Mar 2017
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Watchdog Tells HHS To Improve Its Plan To Promote EHRs In Post-Acute Care Settings
In a recently published report, the congressional watchdog GAO criticized the HHS for failing to effectively promote the electronic exchange of health information and the use of EHR...
United States
6 Mar 2017
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DOL Issues Final Rule Revising Sex Discrimination Guidelines for Federal Contractors
On June 15, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued a final rule revising the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs' (OFCCP) long-standing sex discrimination regulations.
United States
20 Jun 2016
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Commercial ACOs Be Wary: MSSP Participation Key Factor in Determining ACO Tax-Exempt Status
On April 8, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) denied a tax exemption to an accountable care organization (ACO) because it was not being operated exclusively for charitable purposes and it operated, in part, for the benefit of private interests.
United States
14 Jun 2016
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Early ACOs Won't Benefit from Benchmark Changes
In response to complaints that current Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) regulations penalize efficient providers, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) published a final rule revising a variety of current MSSP regulations.
United States
14 Jun 2016
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Supreme Court To Review FCA Liability Under Implied Certification
In December, the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to review two cases to determine whether an implied certification of compliance can be used to support an allegation that a claim stemming from noncompliant performance is "false"...
United States
5 Jan 2016
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Bednets, Burkina Faso And The Devastating Costs Of Corruption
Bob Appleton wrote an article, "Bednets, Burkina Faso and the Devastating Costs of Corruption," for the FCPA Blog.
United States
12 Nov 2015
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Federal Contractors Must Provide Paid Sick Time In The Future
On Labor Day, September 7, President Barack Obama signed an executive order (the "Order") requiring federal contractors and subcontractors to allow their employees to earn at least seven days of paid sick time each calendar year if they do not already have policies providing for at least that amount of time off for the same purposes and under the same conditions.
United States
25 Sep 2015
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Connecticut Set-Aside Statutes Amended To Apply To Municipalities And Quasi-Public Agencies
Effective October 1, 2015, the applicability of the State's nondiscrimination, affirmative action and supplier diversity program statutes has been extended to municipalities and quasi-public agencies pursuant to recent legislation.
United States
15 Jul 2015
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Mayor Settles SEC Enforcement Action For Municipal Bond Disclosure Violation
The Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") is continuing its scrutiny of the municipal market and using provisions of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 previously unused in the municipal market to bring enforcement actions against individual public officials
United States
22 Nov 2014
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SEC Modifies MCDC Initiative To Encourage Participation
On July 31, the Securities Exchange Commission announced modifications to its Enforcement Division's Municipalities Continuing Disclosure Cooperation Initiative.
United States
4 Aug 2014
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SEC Continues To Act Against Municipal Issuers For Disclosure Failures
The Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") continues its increased enforcement activity against municipal issuers.
United States
5 Aug 2013
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City Of Miami And Its Former Budget Director Subjects Of SEC Enforcement Action
For the second time in recent history, the City of Miami, FL, is the subject of action by the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC"), another sign of increased SEC enforcement activity against municipal issuers.
United States
25 Jul 2013
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Caution - Statements by Public Officials May Result in Securities Law Violations
Yesterday, the Securities and Exchange Commission issued a Report of Investigation (Report) that included a warning to public officials to "be mindful that their public statements, whether written or oral, may affect the total mix of information available to investors, and should understand that these public statements, if they are materially misleading or omit material information, can lead to potential liability under the antifraud provisions of the federal securities laws."
United States
9 May 2013
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How To Save $5 Billion In Three Easy Steps: Regulatory Reductions Cut Through Healthcare's Red Tape
That is the expectation of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, which released three new rules in response to the Obama administration's directive to cut through healthcare's red tape.
United States
31 Oct 2011
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