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December 2016 | Becoming Ethical: A Contractor's Dilemma
In a recent article, I raised the issue of construction ethics. Specifically, how does the construction contractor act when faced with ethical dilemmas? Do we bid shop? Do we front load pay applications? As a subcontractor, do we provide different pr...
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Nov 23, 2016 | Breaking News: Texas Federal Court Judge Issues Nationwide Injunction Against DOL, Bringing New Overtime Regulations to Abrupt Halt
In a surprise move, Judge Amos Mazzant III of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas has issued a nationwide injunction against implementation of the new Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) overtime regulations, which were s...
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Nov 22, 2016 | Florida Medical Marijuana Law Will Take Effect January 2017
Florida voters passed a new medical marijuana law, Amendment 2, on November 8, 2016. Florida joins 27 other states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and Guam in allowing public medical marijuana programs. The new law will have far-reaching effe...
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Nov 18, 2016 | "No Contract" Disclaimer in Employee Handbook Upheld by Illinois Court
Employee handbooks have long been a trap for the unwary employer that desires merely to establish a set of rules and policies without undermining an at-will employment relationship with its employees. To avoid establishing unintentional contracts wit...
Nov 18, 2016 | Do You Need Copyright Protection for Your Website?
Companies spend a considerable amount of time exploring ways in which intellectual property laws can help protect and exploit their assets. Invariably, they look to trademark and patent laws to serve their needs, while copyrights remain an underutili...
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Nov 17, 2016 | NLRB's Persuader Rule Permanently Dead
Labor lawyers at Roetzel have warned clients about the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) controversial “Persuader Rules” for five years. However, thanks to a court in Texas that permanently enjoined the rule, we no longer have to worry that it...
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Nov 17, 2016 | The Florida Medical Marijuana Law and Your Community Association - What You Need to Prepare For
With the recent passing of the Florida Medical Marijuana Law, there are two primary concerns for community associations and country clubs as it relates to this new amendment: Do you have rules in place regarding usage on your property? Have y...
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Nov 17, 2016 | 2017 Physician Fee Schedule Includes Clarification of Space and Equipment Rental Exception Under Stark Law
The Department of Health and Human Services Center for Medicaid and Medicaid Services (“CMS”) recently finalized the Calendar Year 2017 Physician Fee Schedule (“2017 Fee Schedule”), which includes a restatement of a provision under the law known as t...
Nov 16, 2016 | 6 Things to Know About the 2017 Fee Schedule Final Rule
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Nov 15, 2016 | Last Call for Opt-Out: Summary of Condominium Sprinkler Retrofit Requirements and Opt-Out Provisions
The deadline for opting-out of the Condominium Sprinkler Retrofitting Requirements is December 31, 2016. The following is a general summary of the state of the law for those who still need to opt–out or who want to review whether they have complied....
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Nov 9, 2016 | Post-Presidential Election Outlook
Donald J. Trump (R) defeated former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (D) to become the 45th President of the United States of America, ending a long campaign season. The Republicans also kept majorities in the U.S. House and U.S. Senate. The electi...
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Nov 9, 2016 | Post-General Election Outlook
Yesterday was an eventful 2016 General Election Day with federal and state races spanning the President, U.S. Senate, U.S. House, Ohio Supreme Court, and Ohio General Assembly.  Below are the outcomes of the races.  Presidential Donald J. Trum...
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Nov 7, 2016 | Ohio Supreme Court Rules in Landowner Royalty Case
In a closely watched and long-awaited case with potentially sweeping industry-wide consequences, the Supreme Court of Ohio refused to adopt a default rule regarding deduction of postproduction costs from landowner royalties in Ohio.   In the case...
Nov 4, 2016 | Akron's Oldest Law Firm Makes Case for Adding Its Name to Downtown Skyline
Akron’s oldest law firm, Roetzel & Andress, is the latest company to light up the Akron skyline with its name. View the full article on the Akron Beacon Journal's website.
Nov 2, 2016 | Politics and Medicine -- Strange Bedfellows
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Oct 27, 2016 | New HIPAA Guidance Sheds Light on Existing Rules
Recently, regulators issued new guidance related to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (“HIPAA”), Pub.L. 104–191, 110 Stat. 1936, enacted August 21, 1996. Specifically, on October 6, 2016, the Department of Health and Human Servi...
Oct 25, 2016 | Accidents Happen: Is Your Transportation Partner Prepared?
When a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit is brought against a commercial transportation company after a motor vehicle accident, creative lawyers are increasingly including negligence claims. Such claims focus attention on how the transport...
Oct 19, 2016 | Respectfully Treating Transgender Patients
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Oct 19, 2016 | Home Health Pre-Claim Review Halted - Except for Illinois Agencies
In August 2016, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (“CMS”) began a Pre-Claim Review (“PCR”) demonstration for all Illinois-based home health agencies. CMS described the intent of the PCR demonstration as testing whether PCR would improve...
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Oct 17, 2016 | CMS Issues Final MACRA Rule: Expands Exemptions and Flexibility for Smaller Practices
Last Friday, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (“CMS”) issued its Final Rule implementing the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (“MACRA”), which marks a milestone in efforts to improve and reform the health care system,...