News Archive

  • 09.30.2016

    CMS Releases Nursing Facility Mega-Rule

    The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (“CMS”) this week released its long-awaited nursing facility “Mega-Rule,” the most comprehensive revision of CMS’s requirements for nursing homes since 1991.
  • 09.27.2016

    I Can’t Ask That? - Taking a Closer Look at Citizenship and National Origin Discrimination

    When seeking a qualified candidate for an open position, Human Resources professionals are aware that it is generally impermissible to inquire about or consider an applicant’s race, sex, religion, or disability during the interview and application process.  ...
  • 09.26.2016

    “Reason To Know” – A Chilling Term For Exporters

    It’s a simple question – if a U.S. exporter sells its product to a foreign customer, and the customer resells the product to a prohibited country such as Iran, can the U.S. exporter have liability for an export violation?  The U.S. District Court for the...
  • 09.26.2016

    Smart Document Control: Know When To Hold ‘Em, Know When To Fold ‘Em

    In many ways a smart document control policy is like the lyrics in a Kenny Rogers song:  “You’ve got to know when to hold ‘em, know when to fold ‘em.”  Almost all environmental statutes and regulations require that certain documents be maintained for...
  • 09.26.2016

    OSHA Penalties Skyrocket

    OSHA civil penalties jumped dramatically on August 1, 2016, creating a daunting burden for employers.  Last year, Congress enacted the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act 0f 2015. 
  • 09.26.2016

    Virginia DEQ Proposes to Amend its Enforcement Manual

    Virginia’s Department of Environmental Quality (“DEQ”) plans to amend key portions of its enforcement manual (the “Manual”).  The Manual details key enforcement policies of the agency and is used by DEQ to guide almost every aspect of its enforcement...
  • 09.26.2016

    CEMEX Settlement Bolsters EPA Air Enforcement Initiative

    Earlier this year, EPA announced revised National Enforcement Initiatives (“NEIs”) beginning October 1, 2016 for fiscal years 2017-2019.  Among other areas of concentration, EPA’s NEIs include the expansion of a previous air quality enforcement initiative...
  • 09.26.2016

    Tom McVey Talks ITAR Compliance, State Department Visit Program with Inside Business

    On Sept. 13, Tom McVey published an alert about the recent relaunch of the Company Visit Program by the State Department. The program enables officials to come to a business' office to review a company’s compliance activities under the International Traffic...
  • 09.23.2016

    New Nondiscrimination Rules Impact Health Care Providers and Health Plans

    Earlier this year, the Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) finalized regulations under Section 1557 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (the “ACA”).  Section 1557 prohibits certain “covered entities” from discriminating on the basis...
  • 09.20.2016

    Richmond Times-Dispatch Covers Launch of Unmanned Systems Association of Virginia

    Last week, Williams Mullen was one of several companies involved in the launch of the Unmanned Systems Association of Virginia (USAV). Kevin Pomfret will serve as the Interim Executive Director of the USAV and Patrick Cushing will serve as one of the...
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