Month: April 2018

Pilot Program Brings Blockchain Technology to Healthcare Industry

Pilot Program Brings Blockchain Technology to Healthcare Industry By now, most of us have at least heard of blockchain technology, which was created (thanks to Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies) in order to safely and securely exchange financial information.  However, many different industries are now attempting to put blockchain technology to appropriate uses in different capacities.  Two of the United States’ largest health insurers, UnitedHealth and Humana, have agreed to partner up for a pilot project with Quest Diagnostics and Multiplan to examine the potential of sharing healthcare data using blockchain technology. Announced the first week of April, 2018, officials...

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FLSA Cases Moving Towards Allowing Private Settlement

FLSA Cases Moving Towards Allowing Private Settlement The Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”), originally enacted in 1938, established minimum wage, overtime pay, recordkeeping, and child labor standards that effect both full-time and part-time employees in public and private sector employment. For several decades, the FLSA has been found by courts to prohibit the private settlement of FLSA claims or waiver of FLSA rights.  In 1982, the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit held in Lynn’s Food Stores, Inc. v. United States that disputes under the FLSA could not be settled without the approval of a court...

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Nonprofit NPower Offers Free Training Classes to Veterans

Nonprofit NPower Offers Free Training Classes to Veterans In what has been an unfortunate paradox for decades, many members of the United States armed forces often struggle to settle into a new career once they leave the services.  This can be attributed to a number of factors: struggling to re-acclimate to civilian life after deployments, having no college degree or having unfinished degrees due to enlistment following high school, finding a career path that aligns with an individual’s strengths in a non-military setting, and many others.  This struggle to settle into new careers is partially to blame for the...

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