CEOs have been a philanthropic force since before they were called CEOs. As part of his prolific giving, John D. Rockefeller founded medical research centers and schools of public health. Andrew Mellon supported the arts and higher education. Henry Ford, history preservation. In the economic surge that followed WWII, distribution of personal wealth was supplemented with a new focus on corporate giving, as major banks, manufacturers, and other companies established corporate giving programs and foundations. But even in these instances, where the money went was largely driven by the personal interests of the CEO.
Like many people, I shop regularly at Target. It’s one of my favorite stores. So when I first heard news of the data breach they’d experienced, my heart sank. I am a Target Red cardholder, and had used my card to shop there three times during the time period identified.
And then I learned about the full scope of the attack – that it affected shoppers who used ANY credit card at Target during that time, and involved more than just information about their card numbers. I saw many people panic, and agreed that if I had used my debit or another card there, I would have been canceling it immediately.
On 12 March 2014 under the aegis of MIPIM, the world largest real estate and investment exhibition forum, there will be a discussion on the following topic:
PPP is a viable territory development mechanism: experience and potential of Saint Petersburg. More…
When acquiring or managing a restaurant or hotel, many owners and operators overlook the significant and costly implications that compliance under the federal Americans with Disabilities Act could have on the hotel’s bottom line in the future. Because of the proliferation in drive-by lawsuits from professional plaintiffs and U.S. Department of Justice investigations across the country, any hospitality company considering a new ownership or management agreement of a lodging or restaurant facility should closely evaluate and consider the state of ADA compliance within the facility to determine how best to protect their asset.
The Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Inspector General (OIG) recently released its Fiscal Year (FY) 2014 Work Plan. The Plan contains new priorities specific to Hospitals in areas related to Policies and Practices, Billing and Payments, and Quality of Care and Safety. For a complete copy of the OIG 2014 Work […]
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A conversation with former Congressman Steve LaTourette: Policy and Politics in a Midterm Election Year
Former Congressman Steve LaTourette (R-OH) is an 18-year veteran of the House of Representatives.
In his role as President of McDonald Hopkins Government Strategies, Congressman LaTourette will discuss:
By the national OSHA Practice Group at Epstein Becker & Green
As we closed the book on 2013 — a truly remarkable year of OSHA enforcement and regulatory activity — we look to the future, and think about what to expect from OSHA in 2014. Over the next few weeks, we will roll out what we believe are the 5 most significant OSHA developments to monitor in 2014.
If you are interested in how accurate our past predictions have been, take a look at these articles from December 2011 forecasting five OSHA developments for 2012 and from December 2012 predicting three developments from OSHA in 2013.
A significant barrier to the interstate practice of telehealth is closer to being broken down. The Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB) has completed and distributed a draft Interstate Medical Licensure Compact, designed to facilitate physician licensure portability that should enhance the practice of interstate telehealth. Essentially, the compact would create an additional licensing pathway, through which physicians would be able to obtain expedited licensure in participating states. As the FSMB notes in its draft, the compact “complements the existing licensing and regulatory authority of state medical boards, ensures the safety of patients, and provides physicians with enhanced portability of their license to practice medicine outside their state of primary licensure.” This is a potentially significant development because burdensome state licensure requirements have been a major impediment to the interstate practice of telehealth. A physician practicing telehealth is generally required to obtain a medical license in the state where the patient—not the physician—is located. As a consequence, physicians wishing to treat patients in multiple states need to obtain a license in each of those states in order to practice medicine lawfully, a lengthy and expensive process.
Florida: Are your leasehold improvements subject to sales tax?
The Florida Department of Revenue (the “Department”) recently issued guidance on a topic that has been the subject of a longstanding debate and various litigation matters in Florida. That topic is whether leasehold improvements relating to commercial leases are subject to sales tax. For example, if your business leased vacant and unfinished commercial space, you might plan to finish such space to your specifications. One question you may have not considered is whether such leasehold improvements are subject to sales tax.