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NCAA Introduces Proposed Name, Image, and Likeness Legislation

October 19, 2020

By Curry Sexton and Greg Whiston

As expected, the NCAA introduced
legislation last week that marks another step in the move toward permitting student-athletes
to receive compensation for their name, image, and likeness (“NIL”). The
legislation will be presented for a final […]

Phase Three Healthcare Provider Relief Funds

October 7, 2020

By Mark Opara, Emily Crane, and Bailie Schnackenberg

On
March 27, 2020, President Trump signed the Coronavirus
Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (“CARES Act”) into law, allocating
$100 billion in funding for the CARES Act Provider Relief Fund (the “Fund”). As
outlined […]

Seigfreid Bingham Wins $5.8 Million Jury Verdict for Equipment Dealer

Springfield, Mo. – The law firm of Seigfreid Bingham, P.C. obtained a $5.879 million jury verdict in favor of its client, S & H Farm Supply Inc., against defendant Bad Boy, Inc., for unlawful termination of a dealer agreement in […]

Bipartisan Name, Image, and Likeness Bill Introduced in U.S. House

By Curry Sexton and Greg Whiston

On Thursday, Reps. Anthony
Gonzalez (R-Ohio) and Emanuel Cleaver (D-Mo.), alongside three Republican and
three Democrat cosponsors, introduced a bill that would provide clarity and
uniformity to the ongoing battle over the name, image, and likeness (“NIL”)
rights of […]

U.S. Dept. of Labor Revises Regulations Under FFCRA

By: John Vering and Mark Opara

On September 11, 2020, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) posted revisions to its regulations implementing the paid sick leave and expanded family and medical leave provisions of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA).  […]

EEOC Issues New Guidance on COVID-19 and the ADA, the Rehabilitation Act, and Other EEO Laws

By: John Vering and Mark Opara

On September 8, 2020, the U.S. Equal Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued new guidance in the form of an updated technical assistance document (“TAD”) entitled “What You Should Know About COVID-19 and the ADA, the Rehabilitation […]

DOL Issues Guidance on FFCRA School Leave

By: John Vering and Mark Opara

On August 28, 2020, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued new guidance on an employer’s obligations under the Families First Corona Virus Response Act (FFCRA) regarding when covered employees are entitled to paid leave as […]

Extended Deadline for Healthcare Provider Relief Funds and HHS Guidance on Reporting and Auditing

August 20, 2020 By Mark Opara and Emily Crane

On March 27, 2020, President Trump signed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (“CARES Act”) into law, allocating $100 billion in funding for the CARES Act Provider Relief Fund […]