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In the wake of the Supreme Court’s decision invalidating affirmative action at America’s colleges and universities, a flurry of lawsuits challenging private employers’ diversity and inclusion programs have been filed around the country. 
Meanwhile, with those suits making their way through the courts, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) continues to remind us to remain

With the push to accelerate electric vehicle production in the U.S. comes concurrent acceleration of an electric vehicle charging network, as well as increasing speed of electric battery manufacturing, clean energy and semiconductor chips production.  All these industries require significant suppliers and part manufacturers, as well as related repair and maintenance.  With the U.S. government

After years of enforcement discretion, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published a proposed rule on October 3, 2023 under which the agency articulated its intent to increase regulatory oversight of laboratory developed tests (LDTs).
If the proposed rule is finalized without changes, FDA will regulate all LDTs as medical devices. Comments to the

On October 6, 2023, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) released a second temporary rule extending the COVID-19 Telemedicine Flexibilities for Prescription of Controlled Medications. This second extension, issued shortly after DEA’s listening session on a potential new Telemedicine Special Registration, gives practitioners and patients certainty of the DEA requirements for telemedicine prescribing through the

The United Auto Workers (UAW) Union’s contracts with General Motors, Ford, and Stellantis are set to expire on September 14, 2023. Concerns are growing among the automotive supply base about the impact of a walkout by UAW members if the parties do not reach an agreement. Automotive suppliers within the GM, Ford and/or Stellantis supply

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Uninsured Program (UIP), which reimbursed providers for provision of COVID-19 related services to uninsured individuals, paid out more than $24.5 billion in claims. Given this amount, it is no surprise that government enforcers have turned their attention towards scrutinizing the recipients of those funds – the providers of

The White House recently announced the Precision Surgery Initiative (PSI) as a “first-of-its kind Advanced Research Projects Agency for Health (ARPA-H) program to develop novel technologies” to more precisely excise cancerous growths to improve outcomes for cancer patients. July 27, 2023 White House Press Release (Release). PSI will add to the Cancer Moonshot’s arsenal of

On July 13, 2023 the Office of Audit Services of the Department of Health & Human Services Office of Inspector General (OIG) released the long-awaited audit (A-02-21-01013) of the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Uninsured Program (UIP) (Audit). The UIP reimbursed providers for provision of COVID-19 testing, treatment, and vaccination services provided

On June 29, 2023, the Supreme Court upended the standard for the accommodation of employee religious beliefs and practices that have been relied upon by employers since 1977. 
Under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, employers may not discriminate against employees based on their religion.  As part of this requirement, if an

The COVID-19 pandemic’s impact upon the use of remote workforces by U.S. businesses is undisputed. In recent years, the conventional wisdom has been that remote employees living in other states throughout the United States would not be able to avail themselves of the employee-friendly employment laws found in Massachusetts (or other states where the workers