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October 13, 2016

Care New England Health System (“CNE”) recently agreed to pay $400,000 and enter into a corrective action plan with the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services’ Office for Civil Rights to resolve HIPAA violations.

October 12, 2016

On January 1, 2017, the  existing ”Castle Doctrine” and ”Stand Your Ground” protections in Missouri will be expanded, allowing more people to carry concealed weapons without a permit in some places.

October 11, 2016

Care New England Health System (“CNE”) agreed to pay $400,000 and enter into a corrective action plan with the HHS Office for Civil Rights to resolve certain HIPAA violations.

September 13, 2016

On June 16, 2016, the United States Supreme Court, in Universal Health Services, Inc. v. United States ex rel. Escobar, 136 S. Ct. 1989 (2016), issued a unanimous decision which established that the implied false certification theory can be a basis for liability under limited circumstances.

September 7, 2016

The Puerto Rico Oversight, Management, and Economic Stability Act, Pub. Law 114-187 (“PROMESA” or the “Act”), was enacted into law on June 30, 2016.

August 11, 2016

Paid sick leave laws continue to gain momentum across the country. At least six new paid sick leave laws will go into effect next year, as well as significant amendments to San Francisco’s existing paid sick leave ordinance.

July 26, 2016

On July 18, 2016, the Treasury Department published final regulations (the “Final Regulations”) on arbitrage restrictions under section 148 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended.

July 8, 2016
Last year, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced the elimination of the determination letter program for individually designed qualified plans (subject to certain limited exceptions) effective January 1, 2017. The announcement created significant uncertainty for plan sponsors regarding how to keep their plans qualified in light of law changes after 2017. On June 29, the IRS released guidance that attempts to clarify a number of issues surrounding the elimination of the determination letter program. Please read our client alert for information about the impact of the new guidance and your suggested next steps.
June 20, 2016

If passed, California AB-2833 would mandate that all California public retirement systems require each alternative investment fund in which the retirement system invests to make annual disclosures of fees and expenses charged the retirement system, and that the fund publicly disclose such information on an annual basis at an open meeting.

June 15, 2016

The City of Los Angeles’s paid sick leave and minimum wage ordinances go into effect July 1, 2016. While all California employers have been required to provide paid sick leave to employees since July 1, 2015, Los Angeles employers must now comply with the new ordinance that provides expanded benefits to employees.

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