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    Summer Associates 2019
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    We're pleased to announce the arrival of our 2019 Summer Associates. 

    News Feature

    Four Polsinelli Areas Earn Spots in the Legal 500 Ranking

    Am Law 100 firm Polsinelli is pleased to announce inclusion in the Legal 500 2019 rankings for the United States. Legal 500 recognizes four Polsinelli practice areas, doubling the firm’s previous results.

    Legal 500 is a global editorial ranking organization that analyzes the strength of law firms from over 150 jurisdictions. For the past 32 years, experienced researchers have led Legal 500’s team of journalists and lawyers as they conduct rigorous research into the legal market. Drawing from comprehensive feedback from peers, clients and firm-provided data, the annual guide provides prospective clients with an objective analysis of the legal market.

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    Webinar: Solutions for Your Complex International Patients: Caring for the Undocumented and Uninsured Patient


    Polsinelli is pleased to share the Health Care Reimbursement and Payor Dispute Update. This newsletter is a designated source of news, information and guidance on the constantly evolving reimbursement industry.

    In This Issue:

    The Deregulation Initiative: Further Squeezing of Federal Agencies by way of the Congressional Review Act

    Space Sharing

    Local Coverage Determinations & False Claims Liability: Binding Legal Authority or Reimbursement Guidance?

    Recap of Reimbursement Institute Summit

    Industry Spotlight: What Skilled Nursing Facilities Can Expect with the Patient Driven Payment Model

    View the full newsletter here.

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    Polsinelli At Work
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    Polsinelli at Work is a blog designed to help employers navigate the complexity and sensitivity of employee relations and workplace issues.


    Season 1, Episode 3 – An Employee By Any Other Name…: Pitfalls to Staffing a Modern Workforce

    Join lawyers from Polsinelli’s Labor & Employment Department for the 2019 webinar series. The series will be presented in three installments and take a deep dive into complicated areas of employment law to provide you with practical advice on how to respond when you are faced with similar issues.

    In Season 1, Episode 3, Matthew Scoot is back, and decides to designate the warehouse employees as "stocking consultants" in order to classify them as independent contractors to save on benefit costs. Staffing your workforce in a modern world has gotten more complex. In addition to employees and independent contractors, companies also utilize temporary staffing agencies and professional employer organizations (PEOs). In this episode, our panel will discuss strategies for avoiding the common pitfalls that arise in connection with employee classification issues, including how to appropriately classify exempt employees, utilize independent contractors, and understand the risks posed by various staffing solutions.

    Register here.

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    Health Care “Prime”
    Our attorneys analyze the innovative activities shaping the health care industry.


    Wait a New York Minute – Is California’s Prop 65 Chemical Warning Statute Making its Way out East?

    Earlier this year, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced a proposal to add stringent labeling requirements for certain products sold in New York through the “Consumer Right to Know Act” (the “Proposed Act”). While the Governor’s Office has not yet released any formal guidance on the Proposed Act, the Office’s website states that agencies will be directed to “assess the feasibility of on-package labeling,” “establish labeling requirements for designated products,” and “develop a list of more than 1,000 carcinogens and other chemicals that will trigger labeling” requirements.

    The Proposed Act would also extend to the New York Department of Environmental Conservation’s (“NYDEC”) disclosure regulations regarding household cleaning products (see 6 N.Y.C.R.R. Part 659) to all cleaning products sold in the state and give the New York Department of Health similar regulating authority over personal care products. Broadly speaking, these regulations require manufacturers to make certain product ingredient information available on their websites and on a publicly accessible database.

    Read the full article here.