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RCCB was selected as a 2019 Top Workplace by The Philadelphia Inquirer

Royer Cooper Cohen Braunfeld LLC (RCCB), a law firm offering a distinctive combination of practical business acumen, legal expertise and entrepreneurial passion, has been selected as a 2019 Top Workplace by The Philadelphia Inquirer.

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New Guidance Issued by FINRA to to Member Firms

Our colleagues at Epstein Becker Green have a post on the Financial Services Employment Law blog that will be of interest to our readers: “FINRA Issues New Guidance to Member Firms Regarding Customer Communications When Registered Representatives Depart.”

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New Legislative Provisions on Insurance and Condominiums

On December 13, 2018, new provisions in the Civil Code of Québec relating to insurance and divided co-ownership came into effect. Several new rules have been introduced.

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McDonald Hopkins’ new Litigation Finance Practice Group is one of the first of its kind and is unique in the legal market

McDonald Hopkins LLC has announced the creation of a practice group dedicated to the relatively new and exciting phenomenon of litigation finance. The firm’s Litigation Finance Practice Group is one of the first of its kind and is unique in the legal market.

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Dana White joins McDonald Hopkins in Detroit and Chicago offices

Dana White has joined McDonald Hopkins LLP in Detroit and Chicago as a member in the firm’s Business Law Department and Real Estate Practice.

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Architects need to manage and mitigate their risk regarding use of reasonable skill, care and diligence when certifying architectural works.

The Building Control (Amendment) Regulations (BCAR) require four certificates at different stages of the construction process verifying various undertakings by the certifier to use reasonable skill, care and diligence.

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CMS Final Rule Offers the Promise of Additional Telehealth Services for MA Plan Enrollees

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (“CMS”) has published a final rule that will expand access to telehealth services for Medicare Advantage (“MA”) plan enrollees.[1] CMS Administrator Seema Verma characterized the agency’s latest policymaking efforts as “a historic step in bringing innovative technology to Medicare beneficiaries” and a way for the agency to provide “greater flexibility to Medicare Advantage plans, [so] beneficiaries can receive more benefits, at lower costs and better quality.”[2]

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New Jersey Appellate Division Permits Medical Marijuana User to Proceed with Disability Discrimination Claims Under LAD

In a decision that could have sweeping effects on New Jersey employers with drug-free workplace and drug-testing policies, the New Jersey Appellate Division in Wild v. Carriage Funeral Holdings ruled that the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (“LAD”) may require employers to reasonably accommodate employees who use medical cannabis permitted by the state’s Compassionate Use Medical Marijuana Act, N.J.S.A. 24:6I-1 et seq. (“CUMMA”).

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Epstein Becker Green Attorney Yulian Shtern Recognized as a 2019 Cannabis Law Trailblazer by National Law Journal

Epstein Becker Green (EBG) is pleased to announce that attorney Yulian Shtern has been recognized as a 2019 Cannabis Law Trailblazer by the National Law Journal.

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Hiring from a Competitor: Practical Tips to Minimize Litigation Risk

Thomson Reuters Practical Law published a Practice Note co-authored by Peter A. Steinmeyer and Robert D. GoldsteinMembers of the Firm, “Hiring from a Competitor: Practical Tips to Minimize Litigation Risk.”  This Practice Note discusses potential statutory and common law claims when hiring from a competitor, the need to identify any existing contractual restrictions a potential new hire may have, how to avoid potential issues during the recruitment process, ensuring the new hire is a “good leaver” during the resignation process, responding to cease and desist letters, and potential pre-litigation settlement concepts.

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