Monthly Archives: April 2019

Washington State Poised to Enacted Salary History Ban, Require Pay Bands

In an attempt to reduce the gender wage gap, the Washington State Legislature passed HB 1696,(“the Bill”), legislation that will prevent all private employers in Washington State from inquiring into the salary history of prospective employees  or requiring that an applicant’s prior wage or salary history meet certain criteria.  Additionally, the Bill mandates that, upon an applicant’s request, an employer with 15 or more employees must provide the applicant with certain details about the pay rate or salary range for the open position.

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Timothy D. Gronewold and Michael R. Lied Reappointed to Committees within the Illinois State Bar Association

Royal Oak-based law firm Howard & Howard is pleased to announce that two of our attorneys have been reappointed to committees within the Illinois State Bar Association for the 2019-2020 term.

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Channel Your Inner Taylor Swift & Connect to Your Clients

Taylor Swift is my favorite client relationship genius.

That may seem a bit strange, but when you drill down into the brilliant marketing and business development machine that she is, you’ll agree that there are a few things that Taylor does that create rabid loyalty among her fans – and I mean rabid.

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McDonald Hopkins recognized in Chambers USA 2019 rankings

McDonald Hopkins is pleased to announce the attorneys and practice areas that have been recognized by Chambers USA 2019.

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W&I insurance: a practical guide to the Australian M&A market

What is W&I insurance?

Warranty and indemnity insurance is a cornerstone risk management tool for vendors and purchasers in Australian M&A transactions.

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Kommersant has listed Maxima Legal amongst the leaders in the Russian legal market

Publishing house Kommersant has included Maxima Legal in its annual ratings for Leaders in Legal Services for 2018 in its sector and individual nominations.

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Changes to HHS’ Interpretation of HIPAA Civil Monetary Penalties

On Friday April 26, 2019, the US Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) issued a notification regarding HHS’ use of Civil Monetary Penalties (“CMP”) under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (“HIPAA”) as amended by the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (“HITECH”) Act.

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Thinking of Selling or Buying a Florida Medical Practice or Hospital? Be Advised, Pending Antitrust Legislation Proposes to Add a Speed Bump

Florida has been at the forefront of some very interesting healthcare M&A activity in the past year, including an influx of private equity and consistent growth in Hospital and Health Plan vertical integration.  Unless subject to antitrust filing requirements, these high profile transactions are typically carried out under veils of confidentiality and announced upon completion.  However, Florida M&A is not insulated from recent Florida House health reform initiatives.  If the Florida House gets its way, the pace of healthcare transactions in Florida may hit a speed bump in the form of a notice, delay and potential for a pre-close assessment by the Florida Attorney General.

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Labour Hire Licensing alert – Victorian legislation commences operation today

The Labour Hire Licensing Act 2018 (Vic) (Act) was introduced to better regulate the labour hire industry, reflecting similar legislation introduced in Queensland and South Australia (although the South Australian scheme is being repealed).

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Supreme Court Refuses to Impose Class Action Arbitration Based on Ambiguous Agreements

Our colleague Stuart M. Gerson at Epstein Becker Green recently posted an article on LinkedIn that will be of interest to our readers: “SCOTUS Today: Class Action Ambiguity Finds No Shelter Under the Federal Arbitration Act.”

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