Monthly Archives: August 2011

Health Care Reform – Proposed Rules for Summary of Benefits and Coverage

Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, insurers and employers alike will need to provide a Summary of Benefits and Coverage (“SBC”) – a standardized plain-English description of benefits, coverage and costs – for each health care plan they offer. From lawyers and law firms on JD Supra, here’s what you need to know about the recently proposed… Read more »

Private Employers Must Post Notice of Employee Rights – NLRB Final Rule

We’re seeing significant interest in the Final Rule published August 24, 2011 by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) that requires private employers to post notice of employee rights under the National Labor Relations Act.  From lawyers and law firms on JD Supra: NLRB Rule Requiring Employers to Post Union Rights Released (Dinsmore & Shohl… Read more »

Social Media and the Law – Employer Dos and Don’ts from the NLRB

The National Labor Relations Board earlier this month issued three Advice Memorandums regarding the discipline of employees for their social media activity. From lawyers and law firms on JD Supra, here’s what you need to know about these and other recent NLRB positions on employee social media activity: Another Update on Social Media and Employee… Read more »

Your Brand in the .XXX Age: How to Block Use of Trademarks by Adult Sites

ICM Registry, the company tapped by ICANN to manage the .XXX domain registry, will start its 30-day “Sunrise Period” for reserving trademarks in the .XXX domain on September 7. This means businesses that want to block adult entertainment providers from using their trademarks need to act quickly. Here’s what you need to know: Trademark Alert:… Read more »

Healthcare Reform Update: PPACA’s Individual Mandate Ruled Unconstitutional

  Not surprisingly, we’re seeing significant (and growing) interest in last week’s Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals ruling that the individual mandate of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is unconstitutional. We’ll continue to update this reading list as additional commentary and analysis comes in: 11th Circuit Rules PPACA Mandate is Unconstitutional – Supreme… Read more »

Non-Profit Law Updates: Tax, Employment, Privacy, Technology, and Other Key Issues

For your reference, here’s a roundup of what you need to know about recent legal developments affecting non-profits, courtesy of lawyers and law firms publishing their work on JD Supra: The Top 10 Legal Risks Facing Nonprofit Boards (Venable LLP): “With ultimate authority for guiding and advancing the mission of the organizations they serve, effective boards… Read more »

Online Sales Tax – An “Amazon Laws” Reading List

“Also significant for Amazon and other e-retailers falling within Section 6023 is the potential boost the legislation may give to the affiliate marketing programs of their California brick-and-mortar competitors. Historically, some of these brick-and-mortar retailers have been among the most vocal advocates for affiliate nexus laws…” Lawyers and law firms on JD Supra are following… Read more »

HIPAA By The Numbers

Culled from recent law firm updates on JD Supra, here’s a look at the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act by the numbers: 150: The number of HIPAA audits of covered entities and their business associates that the Office of Civil Rights has hired KPMG to do before December 31, 2012.  HIPAA Audits Are Coming: KPMG… Read more »

Employment Law Roundup: You Should Know (These Aug Updates)

For your reference, here’s a Friday reading list of commentary, guidance, and updates published this first week of August 2011, by Employment lawyers and law firms on JD Supra: Regulatory and Judicial Rulings Interfering with Employee Speech (Fox Rothschild): “Employers beware: The National Labor Relations Board is scrutinizing company social-media policies — and their rulings apply… Read more »

Small Business Summer Reading List

Start-ups and small businesses have unique needs. You know that. But you might not know everything you should about structuring your company, taxation and finance, government regulation affecting your business, and other relevant issues. For your reference, we’ve compiled a reading list of recent small business-related commentary, analysis, and guidance from lawyers and law firms… Read more »