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December 19, 2014
December 12, 2014
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has released new Guidance to assist in developing the “Patient Counseling Information” section of labeling required under § 201.57(c)(18) of the “Physician Labeling Rule.” See 21 C.F.R. § 201.57(c)(18). The Guidance contains recommendations on the types of information to consider for inclusion in the section, how to present and organize the information, as well as information not to include.
December 12, 2014
This morning, the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) announced the implementation of the long awaited “Ambush Election” regulation. The rule is scheduled to take effect on April 14, 2015. The regulation will overhaul the election process through which labor unions are certified by the NLRB to represent workers.
December 11, 2014
On December 11, 2014 the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) issued its decision finding that employees had a statutory right to use employer owned e-mail systems for protected communications during non-working periods. The decision overrules a 2007 decision of the NLRB finding that employers may issue and enforce policies prohibiting non-work related e-mail transmissions. See, Purple Communications, Inc. and CWA, 361 NLRB No. 126 (2014).
December 2014
October 27, 2014
On October 23, 2014, the Internal Revenue Service issued Notice 2014-99, which applies cost of living adjustments (“COLAs”) to various limits applicable to qualified retirement plans and individual retirement accounts for the 2015 year. The Notice will impact a variety of retirement plans for their upcoming plan year.
October 24, 2014
October 23, 2014
An issue we often overlook and many are unaware of relates to the payment of the terminated employee’s final wages. The applicable law is West Virginia Code 21-5-4. The law provides that a board of education/employer must pay a terminated employee’s wages no later than the next regular payday or within four business days. If payment is not made accordingly, the board of education/employer is liable to the employee for three times that unpaid amount as liquidated damages.
October 22, 2014
Effective October 27, 2014, the Medicare Program Integrity Manual (“Manual”) will require Medicare Administrative Contractors (“MACs”) to participate in administrative hearings concerning medical review decisions.
October 17, 2014