Federal contractor vaccine mandates: Preparing for compliance

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Federal contractor vaccine mandates: Preparing for compliance

Monday, October 4, 2021

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President Biden’s Six Prong COVID-19 Action Plan: What employers need to know about the Path out of the Pandemic

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President Biden’s Six Prong COVID-19 Action Plan: What employers need to know about the Path out of the Pandemic

Friday, September 10, 2021

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Surprise billing regulations establish procedures to determine out-of-network rates

Monday, October 11, 2021

The second interim final rule implementing the No Surprises Act establishes procedures and timeframes for determining out-of-network payment rates, requires healthcare providers and facilities to inquire about an individual’s health coverage status and provide good faith cost estimates to uninsured and self-pay patients upon request, and establishes a patient-provider dispute resolution process for uninsured and self-pay patients.

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M&A and ESG: The Due Diligence Process

Wednesday, October 6, 2021

This blog post is the second in a series co-authored with EPOCH Pi, a Certified B Corp investment bank that helps purpose-driven clients prosper by combining traditional investment banking services with cultural integration tools that identify values-aligned partners.

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For the first time ever, DOJ criminally indicts business for agreeing not to solicit another's employees

Wednesday, October 6, 2021

In 2016, the Department of Justice Antitrust Division and the Federal Trade Commission announced in its Antitrust Guidance for Human Resources Professionals that it intended to proceed criminally to enforce non-solicitation agreements between business competitors. In U.S. v. Surgical Care Affiliates and Scai Holdings, LLC (N.D. Tex. 2021), the DOJ finally carried through on that threat this year. Specifically, the DOJ filed its first-ever criminal indictment in federal district court, alleging that Surgical Care Affiliates, LLC (“SCA”) entered into an agreement with a competitor (“Company 1”) not to solicit each other’s senior-level employees, and that this agreement constituted an unlawful conspiracy in violation of Section 1 of the Sherman Act.

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Is your business prepared to deal with electricity price shocks?

Wednesday, October 6, 2021

The price of gas has more than doubled in the past year.  In the Northeast and Midwest, over a third of all electricity is generated from natural gas – consequently – we are starting to see electricity price shocks. 

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Federal contractor vaccine mandates: Preparing for compliance

Monday, October 4, 2021

President Joe Biden’s September 9, 2021 COVID-19 Action Plan laid out a broad strategy to get more people vaccinated. A key piece of that strategy is the Executive Order for Ensuring Adequate COVID-19 Safety Protocols for Federal Contractors (“order”) that requires employees of federal government contractors to be vaccinated, unless they fall within an approved exemption. Consistent with the president’s approach, the Safer Federal Workforce Task Force issued COVID19 Workplace Safety: Guidance for Federal Contractors and Subcontractors (“guidance”) on September 24 that spell out the steps of complying with the Order.

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Experienced corporate attorney Edward A. Reilly joins McDonald Hopkins

Friday, October 1, 2021

Edward A. Reilly, Jr. has joined McDonald Hopkins LLC as Of Counsel in the Business Department, adding his expertise to the firm’s litigation finance and general corporate teams. Reilly will be affiliated with the firm’s Chicago office and continue to reside and operate remotely from New York.  

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Conley, Gambill, Muska, and Weinberg elected to membership of McDonald Hopkins LLC

Friday, October 1, 2021

McDonald Hopkins is proud to announce the election of attorneys Karina Conley, John Gambill, Joseph Muska and Jake Weinberg to the firm’s membership. 

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Federal contractors have new guidance and December 8 deadline for vaccine mandates

Wednesday, September 29, 2021

The U.S. Safer Federal Workforce Task Force recently released new guidance on compliance with President Joe Biden’s Executive Order 14042 “Ensuring Adequate Safety Protocols For Federal Contractors,” which mandates COVID-19 safety protocols that all federal prime contractors and subcontractors must follow. 

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OFAC sanctions necessitate improved cybersecurity preparedness and an experienced incident response team

Tuesday, September 28, 2021

As ransomware incidents skyrocket across the country, the U.S. government continues its efforts to combat cybercrime through all avenues. Most recently, sanctions were levied against cryptocurrency exchange for facilitating illegal financial transactions to sanctioned entities.  The recent sanctions indicate that, more than ever, businesses must take steps to both mitigate risk and properly handle cyber security incidents through an experienced response team when they occur.

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'5 Questions With' Michael Deemer, President and CEO of Downtown Cleveland Alliance

Monday, September 27, 2021

A monthly segment from the McDonald Hopkins Public Law Group that asks local, regional and statewide leaders to pass along their wisdom on items of current and lasting interest. This latest installment asks Michael Deemer, President and CEO of Downtown Cleveland Alliance, about his vision for the organization, the greatest opportunities over the next 12-months, and how the organization plans to address the constant discussion of "downtown vs. the neighborhoods."

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