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Health Care Reform Update: Anticipated Final Regulations Issued on Employer Mandate, Including New Phase-In Rules

February 14, 2014

The Affordable Care Act final regulations were recently published.

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SEC Publishes Its 2014 List of Examination Priorities

February 12, 2014

The National Examination Program (NEP) of the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations published its 2014 examination priorities.

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Update: Filing Date Approaches for Fiscal Year 2015 H-1B Cap Cases

February 4, 2014

Employers may submit cap-subject H-1B petitions again on April 1, 2014, for the fiscal year (FY) 2015 H-1B program.

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“Donning and Doffing” Protective Gear Not Compensable Time for Union-Represented Employees

February 3, 2014

Supreme Court affirms time spent changing clothes is not compensable.

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Medicare Providers and Suppliers Should Continue to Appeal Improper Denials, Despite Two Year Delay in Appeal Processing

January 31, 2014

The already long wait for a “day in court” is now even longer.

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Square Peg Meet Round Hole – Do Design Defects Breach a Warranty Against Defects in Material or Workmanship?

January 27, 2014

Read and find out what the Eighth Circuit Court decided.

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Patent Exhaustion of Method Claims – Clarifying the Rights of the Patent Owner

January 21, 2014

The Federal Circuit recently made an important clarification to the doctrine of patent exhaustion.

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Observations on the Current Corporate Governance Environment

January 20, 2014

Corporate governance remains a key topic for corporations and their boards of directors.

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AIA’s Elimination of Best Mode Requirement – Open Door for Patent AND Trade Secret?

January 13, 2014

Is it now possible to get a patent on the broad strokes of an invention while at the same time creating potentially never-ending trade secret protection on the cleverest aspects of the invention? No, but this may change.

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Mexico Update – Maquiladoras – Tax Reform/Presidential Decree

January 7, 2014

On December 26, 2013, the president of Mexico published a decree granting tax incentives to the maquiladora industry. Read more for a summary of important aspects of the decree.

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