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Large companies must now report comprehensively on social aspects – sustainability reporting is mandatory from 2017

Large companies must now report comprehensively on social aspects – sustainability reporting is mandatory from 2017

Companies with more than 500 employees must report now not just on financial matters. They must now also report on how they respect the rights of their workers, protect the environment and fight corruption. The law on the Implementation of the Corporate Social Responsibility Directive (CSR) came into force on ... Read More »

Corporate compliance in Spain: Procedural aspects of the criminal liability of legal entities.

Corporate compliance in Spain: Procedural aspects of the criminal liability of legal entities.

In 2010, a reform of the Criminal Code, introducing the criminal liability of legal entities in Spanish law; in 2015, a subsequent reform regulated the basic models of crime prevention; it has provoked a small revolution in the legal world and it has been the subject of many doctrinal articles, ... Read More »

The Legal Pitfalls of Interviewing: Make Sure Your Company is Compliant

The Legal Pitfalls of Interviewing: Make Sure Your Company is Compliant

Finding great candidates for your business may be challenging, but the legal landmines associated with interviewing candidates can be truly hazardous. Compliance with state and federal laws during a company’s interview process is key to protecting a company, and any individual handling interviews should be educated on proper and legal ... Read More »

Online retailers should not exclude the cession of claims for defects in general terms and conditions

Online retailers should not exclude the cession of claims for defects in general terms and conditions

Facts Two commercial internet traders were parties to a dispute upon which a decision was taken in October 2015 by OLG Hamm. The defendant company operates in such market sectors as commercial electrical and electronic equipment, coffee machines, refrigerators, and washing machines. It utilises general terms and conditions that include ... Read More »

Foreign Corrupt Practices Act: FBI increasing resources to fight corruption

Foreign Corrupt Practices Act: FBI increasing resources to fight corruption

Department of Justice (DOJ) officials at the ABA White Collar Conference last week in New Orleans confirmed DOJ’s expanding commitment to investigating and prosecuting violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. Officials announced that the FBI is ramping up resources to combat corruption and is assigning more than 30 agents ... Read More »

Pharmacy benefits managers ring in new year by serving termination notices of provider agreements with pharmacies

Pharmacy benefits managers ring in new year by serving termination notices of provider agreements with pharmacies

Pharmacy Benefit Managers’ (PBM) termination of Provider Agreements (PA’s) for specialty pharmacies that have allegedly failed to comply with the mandates of the PA seems to be on the rise, with devastating results to the specialty or network pharmacy.  Throughout the country pharmacies are receiving termination notices pursuant to their ... Read More »

Whistleblowers and USDOJ continue to target PBM’s and pharmacies with FCA suits – CVS Caremark settles FCA suit for $6 illion

Whistleblowers and USDOJ continue to target PBM’s and pharmacies with FCA suits – CVS Caremark settles FCA suit for $6 illion

Caremark LLC has agreed to pay $6 million to settle a False Claims Act (FCA) suit brought by whistleblower Donald A. Well, a former Caremark claims manager. While the company denied any wrongdoing and indicated that it agreed to the settlement to “avoid the expense and uncertainly of protracted litigation,” ... Read More »

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