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Friday, May 17th, 2019

With 21 of the constitutionally permitted 30 days used after a three-day week this week, the 2019 Regular Legislative Session has begun to pick up the pace for a sprint to the finish. The House plans to take up only…

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Monday, January 28th, 2013

Senator Orrin Hatch spoke on the floor of the Senate at the end of last week about the need for health entitlement reforms to be part of a deficit reduction package.  As Ranking Member of the Senate Finance Committee, which…

Friday, January 25th, 2013

The long wait for the HIPAA Final Omnibus Rule is finally over, and it covers a broad range of HIPAA issues, including: The Breach Notification Rule; The HIPAA Enforcement Rule, implementing changes mandated by the HITECH Act; The Privacy and Security Rules,…

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013

“Property of the estate” and the “automatic stay” are two of the Bankruptcy Code’s quintessential concepts.  Upon the filing of a bankruptcy petition, the debtor’s property becomes part of the bankruptcy estate.  The concept of property of the estate under…

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Wednesday, February 13th, 2008

New Mandatory Compliance Requirements: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly Effective December 24, 2007, the Federal Acquisition Regulation (“FAR”) was amended to address the requirements for a contractor code of business ethics and conduct. Essentially, the new rule requires…

Thursday, January 31st, 2008

Severance Agreements and Waivers of FMLA Rights The April 2007 and September 2007 Tip Sheets reported on how recent court rulings have made it harder to structure binding severance pay agreements by making it difficult for employees to waive certain…

Thursday, January 24th, 2008

THE FUTURE OF WAGE INCREASES The Bureau of National Affairs (BNA) has recently completed a Wage and Benefits Survey of over 1300 union contract settlements in 2007. Collectively, these settlements provide a reliable guidepost for wage and benefit trends nationally….

Friday, November 30th, 2007

WORKPLACE VIOLENCE – OKLAHOMA GUN LAWS STRUCK DOWN. MUST COMPANIES BAN FIREARMS FROM PARKING LOTS? The May 2007 Tip Sheet noted that a recent Department of Labor study showed that over 70% of U.S. companies do not have formal policies…

Wednesday, October 31st, 2007

MANDATORY ARBITRATION AGREEMENTS The News From Lake Wobegon – EEOC sues Ralph’s “Pretty Good” Grocery If you’ve ever listened to Garrison Keillor’s Saturday afternoon radio show “A Prairie Home Companion,” you’re familiar with his weekly report on “The News from…

Sunday, September 30th, 2007

COURT OKs “BLENDED” RATE OF PAY FOR OVERTIME The Federal Appeals Court in Atlanta – with jurisdiction over Alabama, Georgia, and Florida – has clarified and approved a commonly used method of calculating overtime pay – a “blended” or “average”…

Friday, August 31st, 2007

INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE NOTICE 2007-78 OFFERS LIMITED RELIEF FROM CODE SECTION 409A COMPLIANCE; CERTAIN DESIGN DECISIONS AND AMENDMENTS GENERALLY STILL REQUIRED BY YEAR-END On September 10, 2007, the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) issued Notice 2007-78 (the “Notice”), which provides limited…

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