Monthly Archives: July 2021

California Employers Will Need to Change How They Calculate Meal and Rest Period Premiums Following California Supreme Court Decision

California law generally requires employers to pay non-exempt employees a premium of one hour of pay for non-compliant meal and rest periods. Employers have typically paid such premiums by using the employees’ standard hourly rates. A new California Supreme Court decision requires employers to pay premiums at a higher rate when employees receive nondiscretionary compensation. This change in the law not only will require employers to adjust how they calculate meal and rest period premiums going forward, but it also exposes some of them to litigation for their past practices if they did not previously pay at the higher rates – despite the fact that, before this new decision, they had no reason to believe that premiums should be paid at those higher rates.

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DOJ’s Recent Telehealth Enforcement Action Highlights Increased Abuse of COVID-19 Waivers

On May 26, 2021, the Department of Justice (“DOJ”) announced a coordinated law enforcement action against 14 telehealth executives, physicians, marketers, and healthcare business owners for their alleged fraudulent COVID-19 related Medicare claims resulting in over $143 million in false billing.[1] This coordinated effort highlights the increased scrutiny telehealth providers are facing as rapid expansion efforts due to COVID-19 shape industry standards.

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RSS Appoints Maro Coric as Chief Client Officer — Insurance

July 20, 2021 — RSS is pleased to announce that Maro Coric has been appointed to act as Chief Client Officer. In this role, he will be responsible for the implementation of the firm’s insurance industry-specific business development strategy, and for the Insurance Law Practice Group’s new business opportunities. Maro will be collaborating with the firm’s management team and marketing group.

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New changes to the current regime of remote sale of medicinal products

From September 1, 2021, amendments to the Rules1 for issuing Permits for the Retail Sale of Medicines for Medical Use by remote Means, the Implementation of such sale and the delivery of medicines to Citizens, approved by the Decree of the Government of the Russian Federation dated 31.05.2021 N 827 (hereinafter – the Rules), will come into force.

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The Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation clarified that the prohibition of the publication of personal data of a medical worker by an online publication should not violate the users’ right to receive information about the quality of services pro

In a Resolution dated May 25, 20211, when examining the complaint of MedReyting LLC, the Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation clarified the procedure for applying para. 8, part 1, art. 6 of the Federal Law “On Personal Data”2, according to which the processing of personal data is necessary for the professional activity of a journalist and (or) the legitimate activity of the mass media or scientific, literary or other creative activities, provided that the rights and legitimate interests of the subject of personal data are not violated.

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Navigating the NIL landscape may have student-athletes in compliance overload

Part 2 in the series “The Wild West of name, image, and likeness: Be prepared when the dust settles.” 

The long anticipated National Collegiate Athletic Association policy, which allows college athletes to earn money from their name, image and likeness (NIL) went into effect on July 1. As a result of this game-changing policy, college athletes can be paid for the commercial use of their identity in the form of endorsement deals from companies, monetization of their social media presence, earning money through autographed or licensed products like apparel, sports drinks or video games, making personal appearances, and more. Read more…

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Michael O. Fawaz Appointed to the Board of Law Examiners for the State of Michigan

ROYAL OAK, Mich., July 16, 2021 – Howard & Howard attorney Michael O. Fawaz has been nominated by the Michigan Supreme Court to the Board of Law Examiners and appointed to the Board by Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer.

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ILN Firm of the Month – Wolpert Rechtsanwälte, Germany!

The ILN is proud to announce our latest firm of the month, Wolpert Rechtsanwälte, Germany!
Due to the increased internationalization and specialization of Law Marga Wolpert-Witzel (active in the ILN since 1995) in 2008 decided to leave a big supra-regional law firm to dedicate herself and her team to legal advice and representation services in specialized fields. Their emphasis is on the areas of Intellectual Property (trademarks, design, patent, utility model), including Copyright and Unfair Competition Law as well as Contract Law (draft/revision of distribution-, license-, cooperation- and research and development contracts (R&D) – always with a focus on the EU Antitrust requirements.
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Guayaquil congregates virtually 23.000 corporations of the región to the Business Future of the Americas

…BFA 2021, an entrepreneurial event focused in attracting new investments to the región, organized by the Ecuadorian-US Chamber of Commerce of Guayaquil and the Association of Chambers of Commerce of the US, Latin America and the Caribbean (AACCLA). Read more…

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International Lawyers Network Welcomes New Member in Cyprus

The International Lawyers Network (“ILN”) is thrilled to welcome a new member firm, LLPO Law Firm, in Nicosia, Cyprus.

LLPO Law Firm was established at the end of 1999 as the result of two existing law firms merging together. The result of the merger was the creation of one of the first law firms in Cyprus to be founded on the equal partnership model. At the beginning of 2006, LLPO initiated the formal internationalization of its services, launching representative offices in Athens, London, and Bucharest. Today at the core of the firm’s sustainable expansion model lies the client-centric approach and sectoral expertise of its lawyers, in tandem with the ongoing utilization of innovative technology. Through its dedicated legal team, LLPO provides services in all major areas of the law with a particular focus on Corporate Services, Financial Services, Litigation, and Advisory.

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