Oct 18, 2018 Demystifying Article 63, IFLR
Morgan Lewis associate Chiho Zen authored an article for IFLR discussing Japan’s article 63 exemption, which is widely used to distribute interests in private equity funds to Japanese investors in a compliant matter. Article 63 files (general partners) are permitted to conduct self-offerings to, and self-asset management activities for, Japanese investors without obtaining a business registration.
Oct 16, 2018 Following Retirement Plan Rules When a Part-Time Employee Is Hired Full-Time, Plan Sponsor
Morgan Lewis of counsel Linda Way-Smith is quoted in an article by Plan Sponsor regarding the importance of employers keeping track of employee records during periods of transitional employment.
Oct 10, 2018 Doctors Give Medicare’s Proposal To Pay For Telemedicine Poor Prognosis, Kaiser Health News
In an article by Kaiser Health News Morgan Lewis associate Jacob Harper discusses Medicare’s proposal to pay doctors for five-minute “check-in” phone calls to determine if patients should go in for an appointment in advance. Federal law, with some exceptions, forbids Medicare from replacing telemedicine services with in-person office visits, which is why Harper notes, “CMS called the new benefit a check-in using ‘virtual’ or ‘communications technology.’”
Oct 09, 2018 Pity the DOJ Lawyers (For Now) in Transgender Military Ban Showdown, Am Law Litigation Daily
In an article by Law.com Morgan Lewis partner Susan Baker Manning is quoted from an amicus brief she filed on behalf of high-ranking military healthcare professionals about the preliminary injunction against the Department of Defense’s 2018 policy that bans transgender people from completing military service.
Oct 08, 2018 EPA Tries Company-Favored Approach to Superfund Cleanup, Bloomberg Environment & Energy
Morgan Lewis partner Ron Tenpas is quoted in a Bloomberg Environment & Energy article about the Environmental Protection Agency’s Superfund Cleanup, a year-long pilot project that seeks to propel contaminated site cleanup. Tenpas notes that cleaning up in smaller increments has the potential to help companies progress and is “hopefully a pathway to get started sooner.”
Oct 05, 2018 Must Independent Truck Drivers Arbitrate Workplace Claims? HR Magazine
Morgan Lewis partner Rich Rosenblatt is quoted in an article by HR Magazine, discussing whether the Federal Arbitration Act applies to independent contractors in the trucking industry.
Oct 05, 2018 Women on Boards: Are Bay Area Companies in Compliance with New Law?, The Mercury News
Morgan Lewis senior counsel Tom Kellerman is quoted in an article by The Mercury News regarding California’s law requiring a publicly held company to have one woman on its board by 2019, two women for companies with five members, and three for companies with six.
Oct 03, 2018 California Seeks to Take Up Mantle on Workplace Safety Reporting from OSHA, Business Insurance*
Morgan Lewis partner Jason Mills is quoted in a Business Insurance article about his thoughts regarding the A.B. 2334 bill signed on September 19, 2018, by California Governor Jerry Brown.
Oct 03, 2018 Tax Pros Scrambling, Guessing on Sourcing of Cryptos, Law360 Tax Authority
Morgan Lewis of counsel Nelson Yates provides his thoughts in a Law360 Tax Authority article about the lack of clarity regarding the IRS’ 2014 issued guidance for classifying cryptocurrency as an asset for tax purposes.
Oct 02, 2018 Joint Employment Test’s Bark May be Worse than its Bite, Bloomberg Law Daily Labor Report
Morgan Lewis partner Harry Johnson describes the “major stumbling block” established by the vague criteria of what defines a joint employment relationship have been as a result of the Browning-Ferris Industries decision.