Sarah Walters

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Sarah Walters is an experienced trial lawyer who focuses her practice on white collar criminal defense, regulatory enforcement and compliance matters, and complex civil litigation. In addition to both criminal and civil trial work, Sarah has substantial experience conducting internal investigations and assists companies in developing compliance policies and training programs. Read Sarah Walters's full bio.

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The increased focus on issues of harassment is putting corporate culture under a microscope. Corporate management and board members—regardless of whether the entity is private, public or charitable—must adjust the way they think about harassment in the workplace and how to respond to allegations of misconduct. Access the full article.
The HIPAA / HITECH omnibus rule published in the Federal Register late last week includes a number of changes that will require action by employers, health plans, and business associates in the coming months.  The new requirements take effect on March 26, although group health plans and business associates have until September 23, 2013, to comply with most of the new requirements. …
Regardless of how the so-called fiscal cliff is “resolved” – and whether this occurs before the end of 2012 – the expiration of educational assistance and adoption assistance tax provisions at the end of this year is already causing headaches for employers who provide (or hope to provide) their employees with these tax-advantaged benefits.  However, employers can take some steps now to mitigate the uncertainty of whether these tax benefits will be retained or shelved…
On the day before Thanksgiving, the IRS announced that it is extending the deadline for adopting plan amendments for funding-related benefit restrictions under defined benefit plans.  For most calendar year plans, the new deadline is December 31, 2013.  (Our list of upcoming benefits and compensation related deadlines is available here.) Although the amendment deadline has been extended, the funding-related benefit restrictions have been in effect since January 1, 2008.  The restrictions affect a plan’s…