McDonald Hopkins’ Member, Matthew Salerno, was quoted in the July 2011 article, “Judge OKs Forum’s liquidation plan,” published by The Vindicator.
Monthly Archives: July 2011
Week in Review
July 22, 2011 — Our top “4” subjects you should know
1. Small Business Advisory Council members announced
Lt. Governor Mary Taylor, House Speaker William Batchelder (R-Medina) and Senate President Tom Niehaus (R-New Richmond) announced their selections for the Small Business Advisory Council this week. The nine-member council established in Senate Bill 2 will advise the newly created Common Sense Initiative (CSI) Office of the adverse impact that proposed or existing agency rules and regulations have or could have on small businesses in Ohio. The council will meet at least quarterly.
Yesterday, I shared with you this post re-capping Alishan Naqvee’s introduction to the topic of anti-corruption at our 2011 Annual Meeting. To follow up on that, we’ll review Stuart Gerson’s (Epstein Becker & Green) comments during the session regarding the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and its implications for those in the room.
Stuart provided the attendees with both an article he and a colleague authored on the FCPA, and an overview that their healthcare group had developed. Stuart said that as Alishan had mentioned, both the FCPA and the new UK Anti-Bribery law are extraterritorial – but not only are they applied overseas throughout the world, but they are also applied against non-US citizens, as long as the commerce that they’re supporting is in the stream of interstate commerce within the US.
Prepare Your Lab for a Medicare RAC Audit: Essential Do’s and Don’ts to Reduce Compliance Risk and Avoid Penalties – Jane Pine Wood
Prepare Your Lab for a Medicare RAC Audit: Essential Do’s and Don’ts to Reduce Compliance Risk and Avoid Penalties – Jane Pine Wood (Audio Conference)
Date: Wednesday, July 20, 2011
DATE: Wednesday, July 20, 2011
TIME: 1 p.m. EDT; 12 p.m. CDT; 11 a.m. MDT; 10 a.m. PDT
PLACE: Your telephone or speakerphone
COST: $195 per dial-in site (unlimited attendance per site) through 7/8/11; $245 thereafter
8th Annual SDVOB National Convention of Small and Disabled Veteran Businesses – Michelle Kantor (Double Tree Hotel Chicago Magnificent Mile)
Date: Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Michelle Kantor is a speaker.
Double Tree Hotel Chicago Magnificent Mile
300 East Ohio
Chicago, IL 60611
IN THIS NEWSLETTER:
We report on recent developments in the area of paycheck deductions by employers, as well as the strict provisions of a law regarding independent contractor misclassification. We also discuss a new law that requires employers to provide paid leaves of absence for organ and bone marrow donation, and a new law that requires same-sex rights for bereavement leave.
During our 2011 Annual Meeting in Lisbon, we had specialty group breakout sessions – and lucky for you, our corporate session was recorded! The group had a roundtable discussion dedicated to the topic of “Anti-Corruption Laws and Navigating Client Businesses in Foreign Territories,” which was moderated by Alishan Naqvee of LexCounsel Lawyers in India.
Alishan began with some slides to aid the discussion, saying that there is an organization in Japan called Control Risks, who conducted a survey of about 50 companies in Brazil, France, Germany, Hong Kong, the Netherlands, the UK and the US. All of them said that corruption is a major cost for international business, and at the same time, an increasing number of companies in the world, while they are not absolutely aware of the anti-corruption laws in their jurisdictions, most of their business is governed by them, even when doing business in other jurisdictions.
Notice Requirements Under the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) – Todd Sarver (Webinar)
Date: Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Are workplace absences affecting your business?
Best practices for FMLA Administration.
The management of workplace absences is an important aspect of bottomline business for employers. The cost of absenteeism is greater than the direct payment of wages and benefits paid during an absence. Indirect costs of staffng replacement, re-training, lost productivity and diminished employee morale often exceed the direct costs of absenteeism.
“Golf Exchange presented by The Honda Classic” aired its 28th episode of the 2011 season Sunday, July 10, on both ESPN Radio 760 in West Palm Beach, with signal coverage from Fort Lauderdale to Port St. Lucie, and also 790 The Ticket in Miami, with signal coverage from Key West to Delray Beach.
Peter Bernhardt was a co-host this week.
CMS proposes retraction of physician signature requirement for lab requisitions
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) published a proposed rule in the Federal Register on June 30, 2011, that would retract the CMS policy requiring that requisitions for clinical diagnostic laboratory tests be signed by a physician or non-physician practitioner (NPP). This signature requirement had been scheduled to take effect on January 1, 2011, but enforcement had been postponed. This requirement and the proposed change are discussed below.