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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similar legislation introduced in Queensland and South Australia (although the South Australian scheme is being repealed).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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Three new lawyers with RSS

Three new lawyers joined the firm during the month of March:

  • Sara Laraichi, a litigator with experience with civil and commercial litigation;
  • Janie Gauthier, who is part of our Family Law Practice Group; and
  • Eliab Taïrou, whose practise focuses on labour and employment law.
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Davis Malm Attorneys and Practice Area Recognized by 2019 Chambers USA

Davis Malm is pleased to announce that five of its attorneys in the Labor & Employment and Real Estate practice areas were recognized in the 2019 Chambers USA guide of recommended law firms and lawyers. The firm’s Labor & Employment Group was also ranked for the ninth consecutive year (Band 4), demonstrating the department’s quality reputation in representing employers and employees in all facets of employment-related matters.

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Mandatory Security Check Policy Leads to Meal Break Violations, $6 Million Jury Award

On April 12, 2019, in a federal case known as Hamilton v Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., a California jury awarded more than $6 million in meal break premiums to a class of Wal-Mart employees who worked at the company’s fulfillment center in Chino, California.  The jury found that by requiring class members to complete a mandatory security check prior to leaving the facility, Wal-Mart discouraged them from leaving the premises for meal breaks, failing to comply with its obligation to provide class members with required meal breaks.  The verdict – which Wal-Mart may well appeal – provides guidance to employers doing business in California.

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Workers Compensation attorney Margaret O’Bryon joins McDonald Hopkins in Cleveland office

Margaret O’Bryon is bringing 15 years of experience developing an expertise in workers’ compensation to McDonald Hopkins LLC, joining the firm as counsel in the Cleveland office.

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Epstein Becker Green Recognized Among Leading Law Firms and Attorneys in 2019 Edition of Chambers USA

Epstein Becker Green (EBG) is pleased to announce that the firm has received high rankings in the following practice areas in the 2019 edition of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business:

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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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