Rachel Gonzalez, Mary Rogers and Patrick McCarthy wrote an article "NLRB Eases Organizing of Temporary Workers" for CBIA’s H&R Safety Newsletter on the impact of the recent decision of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). In Miller & Anderson, the NLRB ruled that temporary workers can organize in a single unit with the company's direct hires if they share the same community of interest. This decision has wide reaching implications as it affects any employers with temporary hourly workers, making those workers a prime and much easier target for union organizing. This should be a wake up call for all employers with temporary workers. Employers should develop and put in place strategies to minimize the appeal of unions, such as creating an environment where unions are not viewed as needed. Our experienced labor team regularly workers with clients providing training and other advice to minimize the appeal of unions.
On November 2, Susan Huntington and Eric Fader will be speaking at a webinar jointly sponsored by Day Pitney and Wolf & Co. "Business Associates Are Under a Microscope - Are You Prepared?"
On October 10, James Bowers will share his personal perspectives on the History of Slavery and Race in South Carolina at UConn School of Law.
Susan Huntington, James Bowers and Eric Fader wrote an article, "HIPAA Enforcement Gets Serious – Are You Ready?" for the Summer 2016 issue of MiraMed Focus. The article reviews recent data breaches in the healthcare industry and the heightened enforcement actions by the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services resulting from violations of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). The article also covers best practices for healthcare providers to satisfy the requirements of the upcoming OCR audits.
Eric Fader authored a chapter in the 2016 edition of Westlaw's "Data Security and Privacy Law" treatise, published by Thomson Reuters. Mr. Fader edited the "Health Care Privacy and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996" chapter of the treatise, as he has done since the 2014 edition.
Eric Fader was quoted in an article, "Trump may maintain support for health IT, cut funds for HIPAA audits," in McKnight's Long Term Care News.
Eric Fader was quoted in an article, "Incoming Trump Administration May Mean Less Funding for HIPAA Audits," in Bloomberg BNA’s Health Care Fraud Report.
Eric Fader was quoted in an article, "Prior Defects Could Sink Auvi-Q Even As EpiPen Prices Soar," in Law360. In the article, Fader points out that with lawmakers and consumers calling for a competitor to challenge Mylan NV in the aftermath of the drugmaker's EpiPen price increases, potential competitor Kaléo Pharma has a "golden opportunity" with its updated version of the Auvi-Q epinephrine injector.
Eric Fader was quoted in an article, "Omnicare to Pay $28M to Settle Kickback Allegations," in Bloomberg BNA's Pharmaceutical Law & Industry Report. The article discusses the $28 million settlement that Omnicare reached with the U.S. Department of Justice to resolve claims that it accepted kickbacks from Abbott Laboratories to induce Omnicare to order one of Abbott's drugs.
Eric Fader was quoted in an article, "Medicare Still Making Improper Payments on Behalf of Prisoners," in Bloomberg BNA's Health Care Daily Report. In the article, Fader discusses a government report that says that Medicare made about $34 million in improper payments to providers on behalf of prisoners in 2013 and 2014.
On January 30, Jed Davis will speak at The Knowledge Group Webcast, "Best Strategies in Protecting Your Firm Against Hackers: What Hackers Can and Cannot Do?"