Massachusetts moved one step closer to establishing a paid family and medical leave program with the recent release of draft regulations by the newly formed Department of Family and Medical Leave (the “Department”).
FDA recently issued a guidance document that intends to reshape the agency’s cornerstone medical device program – the 510(k) pathway. Traditionally, devices commercialized through the 510(k) pathway would need to demonstrate substantial equivalence to a similar legally marketed device, i.e., a “pred
The International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) released its 2018 caseload statistics. ICSID registered a record 56 new cases: 49 under the ICSID Convention Arbitration Rules; 6 under the Additional Facility Rules; and 1 under the ICSID Convention Conciliation Rules.
California hospitals, medical staffs, and medical groups, take note: In addressing an issue that has been debated for years, the California Court of Appeal has concluded that a hospital’s directive to a group in a “closed” department to not schedule a practitioner due to competency issues constitute
The US Government will begin accepting applications for new H-1B employees soon, on April 1st. So, it is time to survey potential new hires and current employees in other immigration categories (ex: F-1 OPT’s, TN’s, J-1’s, and L-1’s) to identify who will need H-1B visa’s, and start preparing for tho
The Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General has released a proposed rule (the Proposed Rule) that would make significant changes to an often relied upon Anti-Kickback Statute regulatory “safe harbor” – the Discount Safe Harbor – pursuant to which pharmaceutical manufactur
The United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit recently upheld a trial court decision in favor of JetBlue concerning the termination of a disabled employee due to her excessive absenteeism. Miceli v. JetBlue Airways Corp., No. 18-1345 (January 28, 2019).
On January 29, 2019, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court expanded the circumstances under which an employer may be liable for discrimination due to an adverse action against an employee. Warren Yee v. Massachusetts State Police, SJC-12485 (Jan. 29, 2019).
WASHINGTON, DC (January 31, 2019) – The Healthcare Group Purchasing Industry Initiative (HGPII)’s 2019 Annual Public Accountability Report found that the Group Purchasing Organization (GPO) sector continues to excel at meeting the highest ethical standards and business practices that promote growth,
Guess was recently tagged by the European Commission for engaging in “geo-blocking,” a practice by which consumers are restricted from accessing certain Internet content based upon geographical location.
The popular television series Billions is the subject of a recently-filed lawsuit in the US District Court for the Southern District of New York.
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