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Employers Seeing Increased I-9 Audits & Fines Under Trump Administration

Employers Seeing Increased I-9 Audits & Fines Under Trump Administration

Under the current administration, in FY17, businesses were ordered to pay $97.6 million in judicial forfeitures, fines and restitution, and $7.8 million in civil fines, including one company whose financial penalties represented the largest payment ever levied in an immigration case. “Under federal law, employers are required to verify the ... Read More »

What Exactly Is Use in Commerce?

What Exactly Is Use in Commerce?

Many federal trademark applications are filed on an intent-to-use basis, which means that the applicant has not yet begun to use the mark in connection with its business activities to brand, market, and sell its products. However, in order to complete the trademark registration process, it is necessary to demonstrate ... Read More »

Innovative Treatment Models for Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia Care

Innovative Treatment Models for Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia Care

Exploring an “aging in place” approach that maximizes cost savings and patient-caregiver wellbeing Overview: Over five million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s Disease and other dementia (AD). As the “Baby Boomer” generation continues to age, the number of individuals suffering from AD will likely grow exponentially over the next three ... Read More »

Physician and private equity partnership: Goal is to create larger, more robust platform for delivery of care

Physician and private equity partnership: Goal is to create larger, more robust platform for delivery of care

There is a recent trend of physician practices partnering with private equity firms (PE Firms) as hospitals and other large health systems have curtailed their acquisition of physician practices. Physician practices and PE Firms are looking to align themselves to create a larger, more robust platform for the delivery of ... Read More »

Indirect Auto Lending Anti-Discrimination Regulation Meets the Congressional Review Act

Indirect Auto Lending Anti-Discrimination Regulation Meets the Congressional Review Act

With the stroke of a pen, President Trump nullified the 2013 informal guidance on “Indirect Auto Lending and Compliance with the Equal Credit Opportunity Act” (Guidance) issued by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB or Bureau)—now preferring to be known as the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection—when he signed into ... Read More »

The New EU Data Privacy Rule and Its Impact on US Healthcare Organizations

The New EU Data Privacy Rule and Its Impact on US Healthcare Organizations

The General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) establishes protections for the privacy and security of personal data about individuals in the European Economic Area countries (all European Union member states, Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein – referred to for purposes of the GDPR as the “EU”). The GDPR became effective on May ... Read More »

Environmental insurance: What to consider before buying

Environmental insurance: What to consider before buying

Before investing in commercial real estate, parties should be aware of potential environmental liabilities and should carefully consider options for minimizing their exposure to such liabilities. One approach for minimizing environmental liability exposure is to obtain environmental insurance. Although environmental insurance does not eliminate the statutory liability of owners and ... Read More »

Untimely Notice of Controversy or Pre-Hearing Conference Statement? Why Carriers Should Not Give Up Hope on a Disallowance

Untimely Notice of Controversy or Pre-Hearing Conference Statement? Why Carriers Should Not Give Up Hope on a Disallowance

Where a carrier has elected to controvert a claim, the Workers’ Compensation Law in New York sets forth a strict timeframe for filing a denial and initial pleadings. Section 25(2)(b) provides that once a claim has been indexed against an employer, the carrier must file a notice of controversy with ... Read More »

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