• 10.22.19

    DOL’s White Collar Exemptions Final

    After several years—and significant changes to the plans—the Department of Labor (DOL) finalized the new minimum annual salary requirement for exempt executive, administrative and professional employees.  

  • 10.22.19

    Lovin’ It: Ninth Circuit Rules McDonald’s Is Not a Joint Employer

    The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled that McDonald’s is not a joint employer with a franchisee under the definitions found in California Wage Order 5-2001, as it did not have direct control over the store employees or “suffer or permit” them to work.

  • 10.22.19

    Employers Cannot Contractually Limit Title VII Claims

    Employers cannot shorten the time period in which employees can file a Title VII claim by contract, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit has ruled.

  • 10.22.19

    TikTok Makes Some Users Ad Stars—Without Asking

    Are you a TikTok user? If so, you might be surprised to find yourself in the social video platform’s recent ads.

  • 10.22.19

    FTC Targets False Celebrity Endorsements, Deceptive Claims

    The use of false celebrity endorsements and deceptive claims made by Zurixx, LLC, and related entities caused the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to obtain a temporary restraining order.  

  • 10.22.19

    COPPA Workshop Explores Rule Changes

    As part of its review of the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) Rule, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) held a public workshop to discuss possible updates.

  • 10.22.19

    Self-Regulatory Bodies Send Cases to FTC

    Facing no response from advertisers, both the Digital Advertising Accountability Program (Accountability Program) and the Digital Selling Self-Regulatory Council (DSSRC) referred cases to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) for regulatory review.

  • 10.22.19

    Understanding Mental Health Parity: Regulatory, Policy and Litigation Trends

    The Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act (MHPAEA) prohibits health plans and health insurance coverage from applying more stringent treatment limitations or financial requirements on mental health and substance use disorder (SUD) treatments than they do for physical illnesses.

  • 10.22.19

    State Medicaid Programs and 340B: 50-State Survey Results

    To help provide clarity on the interplay between Medicaid and 340B, Manatt Health has developed a 50-state survey on 340B, analyzing how state Medicaid programs reimburse 340B-covered entities and contract pharmacies for 340B drugs, and the methodologies states employ to avoid duplicate discounts.

  • 10.22.19

    Bloomberg Spotlights Manatt’s Integrated Model Blending Legal, Business Services

    A recent article in Bloomberg Law, summarized below, spotlights Manatt Health’s unique professional services model, blending legal and strategic business support—and examines why this innovative approach has been successful in helping clients respond effectively in an environment of ...