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  • Newly Proposed Federal Overtime Regulations Draw Opposition From The National Restaurant Association
    On Tuesday June 30th, the Department of Labor released its long-awaited proposed overhaul to overtime regulations, further to President Obama’s goal of raising wages for more low and middle-income workers. Soon after the announcement, the National Restaurant Association (“NRA”) announced its opposition. Under the current federal minimum wage rules, employers… ... read more
    Posted to The Legal DishPublished on Wednesday, July 1st, 2015By Christopher B. Yeh
  • Closing Out An Arbitration Award (How Not To)
    Two contractors concluded arbitration proceedings and the panel issued its award in February 2011. Upon request of one party, the panel amended its award to address outstanding liens, in March 2011. The amended award required certain lien waivers to be submitted in exchange for payment of the $379,939 award amount.… ... read more
    Posted to Duane Morris Construction LawPublished on Wednesday, July 1st, 2015By Stan Martin
  • U.S. and Cuba To Announce Embassy Openings
    President Barack Obama is expected to announce this morning that the United States and Cuba have reached an agreement to re-establish formal diplomatic relations and reopen embassies in each other’s capitals. President Obama proclaimed in December that he wanted to resume full diplomatic relations with Cuba and, after six months of… ... read more
    Posted to Duane Morris on Puerto Rico, Cuba and the CaribbeanPublished on Wednesday, July 1st, 2015By Jose A. Aquino
  • More room for foreign investors in Vietnam’s securities market
    On 26 June 2015, the Government issued Decree No. 60/2015/ND-CP to amend and supplement certain provisions of Decree No. 58/2012/ND-CP on detailing and guiding the implementation of certain provisions of the Law on Securities and the Law on amending and supplementing certain provisions of the Law on Securities (“Decree 60”).… ... read more
    Posted to Duane Morris VietnamPublished on Wednesday, July 1st, 2015By Oliver Massmann
  • Mitigating Cyber Risks
    Let’s face it, the Internet can be a scary place from a risk standpoint. Indeed, it seems that on practically a daily basis we hear about a massive security breach and the theft of sensitive and personal data. So, what are companies to do to mitigate cyber risks? Of course,… ... read more
    Posted to Duane Morris TechLawPublished on Tuesday, June 30th, 2015By Eric J. Sinrod
  • “Per-click” fees OK but don’t count on it
    The Stark Law, 42 U.S.C. 1395nn, places restrictions on lease arrangements between physician groups and hospitals for equipment owned by the physicians, leased to the hospitals and then used by the same physicians to treat patients at the hospital.  Under the Stark Law, such leases are prohibited unless the arrangement… ... read more
    Posted to Duane Morris Health LawPublished on Tuesday, June 30th, 2015By Philip H. Lebowitz
  • Same-Sex Couples’ Rights in Restaurants and Bars
    On the heels of the U.S. Supreme Court’s historic ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges on June 26, 2015, holding that that there is a constitutional right to same-sex marriage under the 14th Amendment and striking down state-level bans on the practice, the rights of certain religious restaurant owners and other… ... read more
    Posted to The Legal DishPublished on Monday, June 29th, 2015By Allegra A. Jones
  • Duane Morris Partner Lisa Clark Featured in The Wharton Healthcare Quarterly
    In the Spring 2015 edition of The Wharton Healthcare Quarterly, Duane Morris partner Lisa Clark’s article, “Affidavit: Healthcare and the Law – Healthcare Reform Update: What’s in a Name?,” discussed the innovations under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). One of the innovations was the Accountable Care Organization (ACO), where a… ... read more
    Posted to Duane Morris Health LawPublished on Friday, June 26th, 2015By DuaneMorris3
  • Update on Fee Shifting or Forum Selection Bylaws
    On June 24, 2015, the Governor of Delaware signed Senate Bill No. 75, which amends the DGCL and (1) prohibits charter or bylaw provisions that would shift the company’s fees and costs of  an unsuccessful “internal corporate claim” to the stockholder prosecuting that claim, but (2) allows the certificate of incorporation or bylaws to… ... read more
    Posted to Duane Morris Delaware Business LawPublished on Thursday, June 25th, 2015By Richard L. Renck
  • Pennsylvania Powerhouse Duane Morris Recognized by Law360
    This year, Law360 recognized Duane Morris as a Pennsylvania Powerhouse. Leaders from the firm suggested that the high court’s reliance on the 111-year-old firm during the high-profile scandal was a testament to the firm’s status as a major player in a state well-known for a deep bench of legal talent. Duane Morris’ appellate practice and its… ... read more
    Posted to Duane Morris Appellate ReviewPublished on Wednesday, June 24th, 2015By DuaneMorris3