Monthly Archives: June 2013

Removing State Barriers to Telehealth: Where do we strike the balance?

About two weeks ago, the Governor of Nevada signed into law new legislation that removes a number of barriers to the practice of telehealth within the state of Nevada.  Among the most significant changes, the Nevada legislation allows physicians to establish a physician-patient relationship (which is a precondition for prescribing drugs, rendering diagnoses, and performing other medical services) through a telehealth encounter.  In doing so, Nevada joins only a small number of states that have taken this step.  However the Nevada law is significant not only because it allows a physician to establish a physician-patient relationship through telehealth, but also because it broadly expands the state’s definition of telemedicine to include telephonic communications (in addition to electronic face-to-face).

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MGRA distinguida com 2 prémios de excelência atribuídos pela Corporate INTL Magazine: “Full Service Law Firm of the Year in Portugal” “Boutique Law Firm of the Year in Portugal”

MGRA distinguida com 2 prémios de excelência atribuídos pela Corporate INTL Magazine:
“Full Service Law Firm of the Year in Portugal”
“Boutique Law Firm of the Year in Portugal” More…

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Six attorneys at McDonald Hopkins named Florida Super Lawyers and Rising Stars — Raquel "Rocky" Rodriguez featured attorney in the Miami edition…

Miami and West Palm Beach, Florida (June 25, 2013) – Five attorneys at McDonald Hopkins have been named to the Florida Super Lawyers list as among the top attorneys in Florida for 2013, and one attorney was recognized on the Florida Rising Stars list.

The cover story in the Miami edition of Florida Super Lawyers magazine features the law firm’s Miami Managing Member, Raquel “Rocky” Rodriguez. The article discusses her fascinating career, such as handling “some intensely debated, historic cases” and Rodriguez’ position as general counsel for former Governor Jeb Bush, in which she worked on numerous high-profile and historic matters. John Metzger, managing member of McDonald Hopkins’ West Palm Beach office, says of his colleague, “She is one of the great problem-solvers in the Florida legal community.”

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Six attorneys at McDonald Hopkins named Florida Super Lawyers and Rising Stars — Raquel "Rocky" Rodriguez featured attorney in the Miami edition…

Miami and West Palm Beach, Florida (June 25, 2013) – Five attorneys at McDonald Hopkins have been named to the Florida Super Lawyers list as among the top attorneys in Florida for 2013, and one attorney was recognized on the Florida Rising Stars list.

The cover story in the Miami edition of Florida Super Lawyers magazine features the law firm’s Miami Managing Member, Raquel “Rocky” Rodriguez. The article discusses her fascinating career, such as handling “some intensely debated, historic cases” and Rodriguez’ position as general counsel for former Governor Jeb Bush, in which she worked on numerous high-profile and historic matters. John Metzger, managing member of McDonald Hopkins’ West Palm Beach office, says of his colleague, “She is one of the great problem-solvers in the Florida legal community.”

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How to Assess Business Arrangements with Referring Physicians to Avoid Compliance Concerns (Richard Cooper)

Richard Cooper will be a presenter for The Pathology Blawg’s upcoming webinar “How to Assess Business Arrangements with Referring Physicians to Avoid Compliance Concerns.”

When:
June 25, 2013
2:00 p.m. EST

Click here for more information or to register.

http://eventcallregistration.com/reg/index.jsp?cid=37948t11

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Supreme Court Clarifies Sexual Harassment Law

On June 24, 2013, the United States Supreme Court issued rulings in Vance v. Ball State University that provide valuable clarity in determining who will be considered a “supervisor” for purposes of harassment claims. The Court held that an employee may be considered a “supervisor” only when the employer has empowered the employee to take […]

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Massachusetts Federal Court Weighs In On Computer Fraud And Abuse Act

In a recent case, the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts issued the latest opinion regarding whether former employees violated the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (“CFAA” or the “Act”) before they joined a competitor by downloading electronic information without authorized access. The CFAA, 18 U.S.C. §1030, makes it unlawful to take information from a protected computer of an employer by unlawful means.

In Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. v. Robert Feldstein, et al., USDC (D.Mass.), Civil Action No. 13-40007-TSH, decided on June 10, 2013, the Court adopted the “narrow view” in interpreting the CFAA, ruling that the former employees had not violated the Act where the employees had downloaded confidential information “with authorization” to do so. Judge Hillman, writing for the Court, rejected the alternative “broad view” which states that even though the former employees had authorization to access the information, the former employees nevertheless violate the CFAA when they “exceed their authorization.” The Court said that “[p]roponents of the narrower interpretation suggest that Congress’s intent in passing the CFAA was to address computer hacking activities and not to supplement state misappropriation of trade secrets laws.”

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PR walks the walk as it continually evolves

Some pundits have criticized the PR industry as being too slow to seize opportunities that have resulted from the rise of digital and social communications channels and the fragmentation of the mainstream news market. These views might even apply to some firms. However, this year’s PRSA Counselors Academy Conference, from which I just returned, included numerous presentations that highlighted how agencies are chock full of not only the seeds, but also full blossoms, of a genuinely transforming industry. More…

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Common employment law issues

Arnstein & Lehr Attorney E. Jason Tremblay

E. Jason Tremblay

On June 18, Arnstein & Lehr Chicago Partner Jason Tremblay presented a seminar to an audience of 45 CPAs affiliated with the Illinois CPA Society – North Shore Chapter. The seminar was entitled “Common Employment Law Mistakes for Illinois Businesses: What Are They and How to Avoid Them.” Mr. Tremblay spoke about issues relevant to Illinois employers, including the issues of minimum wage and overtime, the independent contractor, correctly classifying employees, and protecting trade secrets. Additionally, he provided strategies to help Illinois employers protect their assets and avoid employment related litigation.

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Calls for more action on workplace equality

A Report published by the Business, Innovation and Skills Committee has called on the Government to do more to tackle female under-representation in certain sectors of the economy.

The Report says that as well as addressing the worrying lack of comprehensive careers advice, the Government should set targets for encouraging women into apprenticeship sectors where they are currently under-represented. The Committee also urges the Government to take concerted action to improve female representation in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

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