Monthly Archives: December 2011

Accountable Care Organizations: Mandatory Antitrust Review Not Required

“When the idea of ACOs was floating around prior to enactment of the Affordable Care Act last March, some groups and commentators argued that antitrust enforcement was likely to deter their formation… But the primary concern was that ACOs would constitute clinically integrated provider-controlled contracting networks and that there was too little and uncertain antitrust… Read more »

Whistleblower Protection: SEC Rules, Sarbanes-Oxley Act, Serious Fraud Office, and More…

“The SEC recently released its annual report on the new whistleblower bounty program as required by the Dodd-Frank Act… The report does not contain, however, any meaningful information about the types of individuals who have provided information to the SEC, whether those individuals also use available internal reporting systems, whether the information has been actionable… Read more »

Employment Law Roundup: NLRB Union Election Rules, Social Media, Exempt Employees, and More…

For your reference, a roundup of recent updates and news from Employment lawyers and law firms on JD Supra: On NLRB Changes to Union Election Rules… NLRB Votes in Favor of Major Changes to NLRA Election Procedures and House Passes “Workforce Democracy” Bill (Morgan Lewis)  “By a 2–1 vote, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB… Read more »

Doc of the Day: Launching a Whistleblower Hotline Across Europe

From law firm White & Case: “A key practice that anchors many corporate social responsibility programs and compliance initiatives is launching and publicizing an internal whistleblower procedure, report channel, or ‘hotline’ that entices insiders to denounce colleagues’ misdeeds so management can root out corporate crimes, corruption and cover-ups.Domestically within the US, workplace whistleblower hotlines are… Read more »