Friday, May 29th, 2020

On May 26, 2020, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (“OSHA”) most recent guidance to its Regional Administrators and State Plan Designees took effect. In this guidance—more formally known as the Revised Enforcement Guidance for Recording Cases of Coronavirus Disease…

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Wednesday, March 6th, 2013

During the course of an integration negotiation, both hospital executives and physicians focus much of their attention on financial matters, and perhaps rightfully so.  However, a strong governance model may be the key to the long-term success of the relationship. …

Wednesday, February 27th, 2013

Alabama State Senator Arthur Orr introduced a bill last week that would establish a State False Claims Act, which would authorize private parties to file actions on behalf of the State as qui tam plaintiffs. Similar to the Federal False…

Wednesday, February 13th, 2013

The OIG released the Updated Special Advisory Bulletin on the Effect of Exclusion from Participation in the Federal Health Care Programs last week.  The prior Bulletin from 1999 left many unanswered questions, such as the scope of a provider’s obligation to screen…

Monday, June 30th, 2008

2008 LABOR & EMPLOYMENT LAW UPDATE The Labor and Employment Group is busy planning our Annual Labor & Employment Law Update. This years seminar will be held on September 25, 2008 at Old Overton Club (we will have better chairs!)….

Monday, June 30th, 2008

FEDERAL CONTRACTORS REQUIRED TO USE E-VERIFY TO CONFIRM LEGAL STATUS OF EMPLOYEES Executive Order 12989. On June 6, 2008, President Bush signed Executive Order (“EO”) 12989, Economy and Efficiency in Government Procurement Through Compliance with Certain Immigration and Nationality Act Provisions…

Saturday, May 31st, 2008

CONTRACTOR COMPLIANCE PROGRAM AND INTEGRITY REPORTING – -THE LATEST AND GREATEST On May 16, 2008, the Civilian Agency Acquisition Council and the Defense Acquisition Regulations Council (the “Councils”) published changes to Federal Acquisition Regulation (“FAR”) Case 2007-006, Contractor Compliance Program…

Saturday, May 31st, 2008

2008 LABOR & EMPLOYMENT LAW UPDATE The Labor and Employment Group is busy planning our Annual Labor & Employment Law Update. This years seminar will be held on September 25, 2008, at Old Overton Club (we will have better chairs!). Save the…

Wednesday, April 30th, 2008

RETALIATION – FIRING A “CLOSE RELATIVE” OF A COMPLAINING EMPLOYEE IS UNLAWFUL Eric Thompson was an engineer for North American Stainless in Carroll County, Kentucky. He met Miriam Regalado at work, and they became engaged. Regalado filed an EEOC charge…

Monday, March 31st, 2008

EEOC Reports “Surge” in Pregnancy Charges The U.S. Equal Employment Commission says that its intake of charges in FY 2007 reflected an unexplained 14% increase in charges filed under the Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA), which amended the sex discrimination language…

Friday, February 29th, 2008

MILITARY SERVICE MEMBERS GET EXPANDED FMLA LEAVE The 2008 National Defense Authorization Act has changed the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) for families of military service members. There are three major changes: An employee may take up to 12…

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….