• California State Personnel Board Administrative Regulations

    …, and in accordance with existing laws and rules. The State Personnel Board’s Merit Selection Manual: Policy and Practices, dated October 2003, is hereby incorporated by reference in its entirety. Subchapter 1.2. Hearings and Appeals Article 1. General Provisions § 51.1. Scope of Subchapter. The regulations in this subchapter shall apply to all Appellants…

    Mike Ivancie/ Ivancie Law Firmin California- 5 readers -
  • New Disability Regulations Withstand Continued Challenge

    …. In November 2013, ABC filed suit alleging OFCCP issued its recently revised regulations pertaining to individuals with disabilities in violation of the Rehabilitation Act, the Administrative Procedures Act, as well as the Regulatory Flexibility Act. In March 2014, days before the regulations became effective, ABC’s challenge was denied by a lower court…

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  • CMS Issues Proposed Rule Addressing Changes to Medicare Shared Savings Program

    … receive a share of savings only. They do not assume risk. Track 2 is a two-sided model, in which participants share both savings and losses. Under the existing regulations, ACOs participating in Track 1 must transition to Track 2 after their first three year agreement period in the Program. The Proposed Rule proposes to modify the existing tracks…

    Health Law Gurus- 4 readers -
  • The Fat Lady Who Hasn’t Sung, Oil Field Technology, and a Lizard

    … quality and gas quantity (to interpret: use your words carefully); and cover damages. Technology Marches On According to Leon Rosen, with the Futurest (a publication of the World Future Society), NET Power is constructing the first natural gas power plant that will completely sequester carbon. The rationale (read it for yourself) is that rather than…

    Charles Sartain/ Energy & the Law- 1 readers -
  • IP protection overseas not easy, experts explain

    … and formerly Senior Adviser for Policy to the Register of Copyrights at the United States Copyright Office. Lutz (left) discussed how the United States signed the Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) accord as a non-self-executing agreement. That is, he explained, typical of these kinds of agreements with respect to the U.S…

    Nicole Christman/ Biederman Blogin California- 3 readers -
  • Will millions curb Calif.’s runaway film trade?

    … While California, specifically Hollywood, is the legendary film and television capital of the planet, productions have been fleeing to shoot in other states. New York, Louisiana, Georgia — to name but a few competing states — and other countries abroad not only have coveted but they’ve snatched Hollywood’s runaway business, arguably in some…

    Nicole Christman/ Biederman Blogin California- 2 readers -
  • IAPP Privacy Academy: “Data Brokers Demystified”

    … The International Association of Privacy Professionals hosted its annual Privacy Academy, at which one panel, “Data Brokers Demystified,” specifically focused on regulation of the data-broker industry. The panelists included Janis Kestenbaum from the Federal Trade Commission, Jennifer Glasgow from Acxiom, and Pam Dixon from the World Privacy…

    Meena Harris/ Inside Privacy- 3 readers -
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