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A Legal & Industry Review

ICE Pledges a 400% Increase in Worksite Enforcement


Employers should brace themselves as it begins to look like Immigration and Customs Enforcement (“ICE”) will be targeting them more and more in their neverending quest to ferret out undocumented workers. During a press conference in Washington, D.C., last December, Tom Homan, deputy director of ICE, said,

I want to see a 400% increase in work site operations. We’re not just talking about arresting the aliens at these work sites, we are also talking about employers who knowingly hire people who are unauthorized to work.

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“Managing Credit Risk in the Supply Chain”

Companies expend substantial resources managing the credit risk of customers, to protect the value of their sales. Many companies, however, do not always apply credit risk analysis to its supply chain, focusing instead on procurement at the lowest cost, and compliance with a myriad of regulatory issues. However, credit risk in the supply chain may actually pose a greater potential risk of loss. If a supplier fails to deliver product on time, the manufacturing process can be interrupted or halted, potentially idling plants at a significant daily cost to the company.

In addition to creating diversity in the supply chain, companies can manage their supply chain “credit” risk, before and after financial distress or insolvency of a key supplier. Continue reading

The Uniform Voidable Transactions Act in a Nutshell

The UVTA reflects an update to creditors’ rights law, and serves as a reminder that as transactions become more sophisticated, creditors, too, must be vigilant in protecting their rights.

Follow the link to read more from our Insights article, “The Uniform Voidable Transactions Act in a Nutshell” authored by partners David Slenn and Mark Hildreth of Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP.

Data Privacy Protection and Cybersecurity: A Business and Legal Primer

The news regularly reports on data breaches and cybersecurity.  While we read about the biggest breaches – Home Depot, Target, Anthem, JP Morgan, Wyndham – probably every business has been hacked and will be hacked again.  According to a 2015 IBM study, the average cost of the 350 major data breaches it studied in 2014 was $3.8 million.[1]  This is an issue that demands everyone’s attention.

This article is a business and legal primer to advise on how to protect against, and respond to, cybertheft.  It’s neither legal advice nor a detailed how-to manual.  Rather, it’s a guide for developing a data privacy protection and cybersecurity plan appropriate to any business. Continue reading

“Medicare Home Health Payment Update: Florida and Other States are Required to Submit Their Home Health Claims for Pre-Claim Review”

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (“CMS”) is implementing a new pre-claim review process for home health claims in five (5) states, including Florida.  Other affected states are Illinois, Texas, Michigan, and Massachusetts.  CMS’ stated goal is to make sure home health services are medically necessary without delaying or disrupting patient care or access.  The pre-claim review will begin in Florida no earlier than October 1, 2016 and the other states will be phased in during 2016 and 2017. Continue reading

“Uber: Massive Data Breach – Only One Scandal More for Uber and the First GDPR One-Shop-Stop Mechanism”

From our Paris colleague Alexis Marchand, partner at Cornet Vincent Ségurel. Follow the link to read Alexis’ latest contribution to the Globaladvocaten blog, “Uber: Massive Data Breach – Only One Scandal More for Uber and the First GDPR One-Shop-Stop Mechanism“. Continue reading