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The Illinois legislature has now passed the “Lifting Up Illinois Working Families Act,” under which the state’s minimum wage will increase to $15.00 per hour over the next six years. Governor J.B. Pritzker has stated that he intends to sign the bill...

Yesterday, the PTAB issued final written decisions in two IPR proceedings (IPR2017-01884 and IPR2017-01879) it instituted on February 15, 2018 against U.S. Patent No. 8,679,487 (the ’487 patent), held by Immunex. The ’487 patent is directed to...

California Assembly Bill 9 (AB 9), sponsored by Assembly Members Eloise Reyes, Laura Friedman, and Marie Waldron, would expand employee protections related to harassment and discrimination in the workplace. The California Fair Employment and Housing...

This article is part of a series of blog posts exploring the recommendations and guidance Health & Human Services (HHS) provides to healthcare organizations in its Cybersecurity Best Practices report. The report on cybersecurity best practices...

The opioid epidemic has reached every corner of the United States and it is causing severe injuries in more ways than one. Each day, people lose their lives to opioid overdoses, car accidents with opioid-impaired drivers, workplace injuries caused by...

After four action-packed days under the Gold Dome this week, today’s convening of the Georgia General Assembly proved more subdued. Although the House took up and passed three health measures, most legislators wrapped up their work by midday and...

Last week, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) released an updated interim rule in the Federal Register which requires drone owners to display their FAA-issued registration number on the external surface of the drone....

Employers may be liable under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act for failing to effectively address and stop gossip and rumors of an alleged sexual relationship between a female employee and a male supervisor, the federal appeals court in Richmond has...

A common issue in planning for marriages with prior children is how to provide for the surviving spouse, while also making provision for children of a prior marriage or relationship....
By: Charles (Chuck) Rubin

Alston & Bird’s Week in Review provides a synopsis of the latest news in health care regulations, notices, and guidance; federal legislation and Congressional committee action; reports, studies, and analyses; and other health policy news....

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