New and emerging technologies can bring up some of the more esoteric aspects of the law in legal disputes. The Technology Company Counselor, EpsteinBeckerGreen’s newest blog, aims to help professionals and interested parties navigate through the maze of litigation that can arise during the day-to-day operation of a technology company. From disclosure matters to employment law, the blog’s authors try to answer all of the problems a technologically focused company can face.
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by Steven M. Swirsky and Michael F. McGahan On January 25, 2012, the National Labor Relations Board's ("NLRB") Acting General Counsel ("AGC") Lafe Solomon issued a second report on unfair labor practice cases involving social media issues. We discussed his earlier report in our Act Now...
Final Extensions Provided for Retirement Plan Fee Disclosures and PPACA Summary of Benefits Coverage
On February 2, 2012, the U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) issued final regulations under Section 408(b)(2) of ERISA. As a result, there is a new due date of July 1, 2012 by which certain service providers must make compensation disclosures to responsible plan fiduciaries of...
by Jeffrey M. Landes, Susan Gross Sholinsky, Steven M. Swirsky, and Jennifer A. Goldman On January 25, 2012, the Federal Trade Commission ("FTC") sent warning letters to three companies that market, in total, six mobile phone applications ("Apps") that provide users with background check reports....
We are pleased to announce that Epstein Becker Green’s first app - Wage & Hour Guide for Employers - is now available for download in the App Store on iTunes, for both iPhones and iPads. You can find this complimentary app by searching for “Wage Hour”...
The Health Employment and Labor (HEAL) blog will include updates about timely issues related to labor and employment issues that affect health care and life sciences companies. The HEAL blog is an idea that stems from the Epstein Becker Green’s Health Employment and Labor Group, which...
In accordance with the briefing schedule issued last December, initial briefs have been filed with the U.S. Supreme Court for its judicial review of certain issues under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (“PPACA”). The issues to be reviewed by the Court...
On November 17, 2011, the Departments of Labor, Treasury and Health and Human Services issued a set of Frequently Asked Questions About Affordable Care Act Implementation (Part VII) and Mental Health Parity Implementation. In FAQ 1, the Departments noted that they received many comments on...
Proposed Legislation May Expand the Scope of the Computer Employee Exemption [Wage & Hour Defense Blog]
Our colleagues Douglas Weiner and Meg Thering at Epstein Becker Green recently posted the following on the Wage & Hour Defense Blog: On October 20, 2011, the Computer Professionals Update Act (“the CPU Act”) – one of the first potential pieces of good news for employers this...
On March 23, 2012, another requirement under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (the “Act”) will be effective-the requirement to provide group health plan participants and beneficiaries with a summary of benefits coverage that accurately describes the benefits and...
Proposed Regulations Released Relating to Health Insurance Premium Tax Credits under Affordable Care Act while Eleventh Circuit Finds Individual Mandate Unconstitutional
On August 12, 2011, the Departments of Treasury and Health and Human Services released Proposed Regulations to provide guidance to individuals who enroll in qualified health plans through State-based Exchanges, as envisioned under the Affordable Care Act, and to provide guidance to Exchanges that...