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The Trucking Industry Absorbs yet another blow at the hand of the California Supreme Court

The Trucking Industry Absorbs yet another blow at the hand of the California Supreme Court

Many California courts, politicians and regulators seem intent on attacking trucking and transportation companies. The California Supreme Court ‘s April 30, 2018 Dynamex Operations West Inc. v. Superior Court (Case No. S222732) decision is the latest example of this assault on the industry. Much has already written about this decision ... Read More »

Medical Practices May be Especially Vulnerable to Sexual Misconduct Claims

Medical Practices May be Especially Vulnerable to Sexual Misconduct Claims

Recent allegations of sexual misconduct spanning multiple industries have demonstrated that sexual harassment is much more common in the workplace than employers may care to admit. Organizations that take a “not us” approach to dealing with these issues may find themselves exposed to significant liability. Medical practices are no exception. ... Read More »

Better Late Than Never – Time to Get Those Cybersecurity Certifications of Compliance into NYDFS

Better Late Than Never – Time to Get Those Cybersecurity Certifications of Compliance into NYDFS

If you are an individual or company regulated by the New York State Department of Financial Services (NYDFS), you may have received an email from NYDFS reminding you to submit your Certification of Compliance as soon as possible. New York’s relatively new cybersecurity regulation, 23 NYCRR 500 (the Regulation), requires ... Read More »

A Decision Guide for Filing International Patent Applications for Multiple Inventions

A Decision Guide for Filing International Patent Applications for Multiple Inventions

Companies have two choices for meeting the PCT patent application filing requirements when they have multiple pending provisional applications. We go through the pros and cons for each approach. A company engaged in research and development will often create multiple related inventions within a year, and file a separate provisional ... Read More »

IRS Revokes Hospital’s Exemption Under Section 501(c)(3) for Failure to Comply with Community Health Needs Assessment Requirements

IRS Revokes Hospital’s Exemption Under Section 501(c)(3) for Failure to Comply with Community Health Needs Assessment Requirements

On August 4, 2017, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) released its first revocation of a hospital’s tax exemption under Internal Revenue Code (IRC) Section 501(c)(3) for failure to comply with Section 501(r) of the Affordable Care Act. Background Section 501(r) and its regulations imposed new requirements on 501(c)(3) organizations that ... Read More »

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