Coronavirus: Legal and business insights

Alerts

Coronavirus: Legal and business insights

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Read more

Filter by:


Be mindful of any statements or disclosures involving COVID-19

Wednesday, August 12, 2020

As the COVID-19 public health emergency continues, one issue that all companies stand to face is the rising threat of Rule 10b-5 claims made in connection with the purchase or sale of securities. Hence, public companies, their officers and private companies alike should be very careful in what information they disseminate regarding COVID-19.

Read more

CMS proposes remote patient monitoring policy changes and guidance

Tuesday, August 11, 2020

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has issued proposed changes and offered guidance on Medicare payment requirements for remote patient monitoring and other services within its Medicare Physician Fee Schedule proposed rule for calendar year 2021.

Read more

CMS issues Medicare Physician Fee Schedule proposed rule for 2021

Tuesday, August 11, 2020

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has issued a proposed rule for Medicare payment and related policy changes under the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule going into calendar year 2021. This proposed rule would help to implement a recent Executive Order from the Trump administration which aims to permanently expand telehealth benefits for Medicare beneficiaries following the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency and increase access to care in rural communities.

Read more

President Trump bypasses Congress and introduces four new executive actions to address COVID-19

Monday, August 10, 2020

President Donald Trump signed four controversial executive actions on August 8 in an attempt to provide much needed economic relief during the COVID-19 pandemic. If successful and implemented, the actions would provide additional unemployment benefits, defer payroll taxes, extend the moratorium on student loan payments, and provide for the ability to halt evictions and foreclosures.

Read more

Daily reports can make or break your next claim

Friday, August 7, 2020

Have you ever settled a dispute for less than you deserved on a claim because you didn’t have the backup to substantiate your claim? We see it all the time and it never sits right with us or our client when we know that money was left on the table because the records didn’t show what we all knew to be true. 

Read more

Newly proposed Federal Biometrics Privacy Act mirrors controversial - and expensive - Illinois statute

Friday, August 7, 2020

On August 4, 2020, Senators Jeff Merkley and Bernie Sanders introduced the National Biometric Information Privacy Act (the “National Act”), a data privacy law modeled after the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (the “Illinois Act”). As Illinois’s experience shows, the proposed act has potential to give rise to a tidal wave of expensive class action lawsuits against all manner of businesses throughout the country. Companies should carefully monitor the progress of the National Act and analyze the impact it would have on their businesses.

Read more

FDA takes action against subpotent and methanol-contaminated hand sanitizers

Wednesday, August 5, 2020

The FDA is issuing new warnings and increasing its monitoring of the production of alcohol-based hand sanitizer due to the presence of contaminants in violation of the Food Drug and Cosmetic Act and the fact that many products are failing to meet production guidelines put in place during the coronavirus public health emergency. Currently, 87 hand sanitizers are on the FDA’s do-not-use dangerous product list.

Read more

Avoid potentially costly litigation by making sure your website is ADA compliant

Wednesday, August 5, 2020

During the COVID-19 pandemic, the internet has become an essential tool to help people work and carry out daily tasks; however, for some people with disabilities, the internet has long been critical to helping them live independently. With this in mind, now is the time for your business to evaluate its website to determine whether it is appropriately accessible to disabled persons.

Read more

Words matter: “ANY REASON” may mean “SOME REASON” in triggering a post-employment restrictive covenant

Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Words matter. This is especially true in the context of post-employment restrictive covenants, which are generally disfavored by courts. This article assesses how the lack of consistency of triggering verbiage will impact the applicability and ultimate enforceability of a post-employment restrictive covenant.

Read more

Senate Republicans introduce a new stimulus package: The HEALS Act

Monday, August 3, 2020

Senate Republicans have introduced a new $1 trillion stimulus package - the HEALS Act. According to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, the HEALS Act is intended to be a “tailored and targeted draft that will cut right to the heart of three distinct crises facing our country – getting kids back in school, getting workers back to work, and winning the healthcare fight against the virus.”

Read more

+