The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (“MedPAC”) met in Washington, DC, on March 1-2, 2018. The purpose of this and other public meetings of MedPAC is for the commissioners to review the issues and challenges facing the Medicare program and then make policy recommendations to Congress. MedPAC issues these recommendations in two annual reports, one in March and another in June. MedPAC’s meetings can provide valuable insight into the state of Medicare, the direction of the program moving forward, and the content of MedPAC’s next report to Congress.
Monthly Archives: March 2018
International Lawyers Network Welcomes New Member Firm in Philadelphia, Royer Cooper Cohen and Braunfeld
We’re so pleased to announce that we have welcomed a new member firm, Royer Cooper Cohen and Braunfeld LLC, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
New York City Council Proposes Laws to Mandate Sex Harassment Training and Expand Sex Harassment Protections under the Human Rights Law
On March 7, 2018 the New York City Council formally introduced “The Stop Sexual Harassment in NYC Act,” a package of 11 bills, aimed at strengthening protections against, and remedies for, sexual harassment in the workplace. As discussed below, four of these bills, if enacted, would significantly expand the obligations of many employers to prevent sexual harassment and would increase all private NYC employers’ vulnerability to sexual harassment claims.
On 5 March 2018, legislative provisions came into effect which give concessions from NSW foreign person surcharge duty and surcharge land tax. These concessions were previously announced in the 2017-18 New South Wales budget.
Florida is on the verge of enacting legislation that would smooth the way for physicians, chiropractors, nurse practitioners and primary care group practices to furnish primary care services for a flat monthly fee directly to their patients or to employee groups. On March 8, the Florida Senate unanimously passed HB 37, which sets forth parameters for direct primary care agreements and will go to Gov. Rick Scott for signature.
Is a company or a trust the best vehicle to hold family money?
Companies can be used to hold family wealth. Often referred to as Family Investment Companies (FICs), at their simplest they can be seeded with funds by subscribing for shares or, if continued access to family wealth is needed, by way of loan (with any growth in the invested loan funds being the FIC’s assets).
Top three things to consider in India with regard to director liabilities / reporting to the board?
The ILN is proud to announce our latest firm of the month, Torres Law – Customs & Global Trade!
Torres Law is a practice based in Dallas, Texas and Washington, DC with focus on international trade and customs law. Torres Law’s practice areas include customs, exports, economic sanctions, FCPA and industrial security.
In October 2016, the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice (“DOJ”) and the Federal Trade Commission jointly issued their Antitrust Guidance for Human Resource Professionals (“Guidance”). As stated in its prologue, the Guidance “is intended to alert human resource professionals and others involved in hiring and compensation decisions to potential violations of the antitrust laws,” particularly as these laws relate “to competition among firms to hire employees.”
On April 1, 2018, the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (the Act) will become effective and impact employers in Massachusetts with six or more employees. The Act requires Massachusetts employers to provide reasonable accommodations to pregnant employees and those who are breastfeeding. The Act also prohibits employers from: