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Alert | Insurance Law Alert
Apr 23, 2018 | Before You Write That Check!
The Supreme Court of Ohio issued an opinion last week that provides a cautionary tale whose main antagonist is the broad reach of Ohio’s automatic subrogation provision set forth in R.C. 4123.931(G).  In Bur. of Workers’ Comp. v. Verlinger, Slip Opin...
Alert | Health Care Provider Alert
Apr 16, 2018 | Should a "Sister" State Necessarily Impose the Same Professional Discipline Against a Medical Practitioner That Another State Imposes?
The Professional Practice Acts for many states routinely have provisions that permit a state to discipline a medical practitioner if that practitioner has been disciplined by another state in which the practitioner is also licensed. These kinds of pr...
Alert | Public Law Alert
Apr 9, 2018 | A New Tool for Economic Development: Opportunity Zones
What is a qualified Opportunity Zone? The recently enacted Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 created the “Opportunity Zone Program” aimed at driving private investment to rural and urban low-income communities. The goal of the program is to spur busin...
Alert | Tax and Estate Planning Alert
Mar 8, 2018 | Evaluating the Fitness of Your Estate Plan for 2018 in Light of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act
The recent passage of the federal Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) significantly altered federal estate tax laws effective January 1, 2018. The TCJA increased exemption amounts for federal estate, gift, and generation-skipping transfer taxes, any one of...
Alert | Health Care Provider Alert
Feb 12, 2018 | Illinois Nursing Act Changed to Benefit Advanced Practice Nurses
Effective January 1, 2018, Governor Bruce Rauner signed into law certain amendments to the Illinois Nurse Practice Act (the “Act”).  Of particular note are changes relating to Advanced Practice Nurses (“APNs”).  The most notable parts of the Act are...
Alert | Employment Services Alert
Jan 24, 2018 | Ohio Imposes New Rules on Back Surgeries in Workers' Compensation Cases
The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) has instituted a new rule regarding back surgeries and opioid use in workers’ compensation cases. Under the rule, which became effective January 1, 2018, a worker suffering from a low back injury must fi...
Alert | Health Care Provider Alert
Jan 24, 2018 | CMS Addresses Text Messaging of Protected Health Information
Text messaging has become an important communication tool. The number of text messages sent in the United States has grown exponentially from an estimated 12 million per month in 2000 to 780 billion per month in 2017. According to an article in the J...
Alert | Employment Services and Tax Law Alert
Jan 19, 2018 | Harvey Weinstein, Tax Reform, and Nondisclosures - Oh My!
There is no doubt that the movement known as #MeToo has brought workplace sexual harassment to the forefront of conversation and is both a top priority and concern for all employers. One of the many names associated with this movement is Harvey Weins...
Alert | Corporate, Tax & Transactional Alert
Jan 9, 2018 | New Tax Changes: The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act
The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (“Act”) (P.L. 115-97) signed into law by President Trump on December 22, 2017 and effective for tax years starting January 1, 2018 reflects a compromise between the House and Senate Bills as originally proposed. The followin...
Alert | Public Law Alert
Jan 5, 2018 | Federal Government to Crack Down on States' Legal Marijuana Businesses
The federal government has changed its view about legal marijuana businesses in the States. During President Obama’s terms in office, three memorandums were issued by the Department of Justice (DOJ) stating that the federal government would not stand...
Alert | Corporate, Tax & Transactional Alert
Dec 21, 2017 | Evaluating Privacy and Data Security Needs to be Part of Your Due Diligence Process
Given today’s regulatory and commercial environment, when considering a potential acquisition, priority should be given to evaluating the target’s privacy policies and data security measures. Information technology assets and data are integral compon...
Alert | Employment Services Alert
Dec 15, 2017 | The NLRB Makes Big Moves: Employee Handbooks and Joint Employers
On Thursday, December 14, 2017, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) published two significant decisions affecting employers across the country. The first decision addressed the standard of review for employee handbook policies and the second de...
Alert | Health Care Provider Alert
Dec 11, 2017 | Does the ADA Require an Employer to Extend a Leave Taken Under the FMLA?
Are you an employer who must provide benefits to employees under the Family Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”) because you have had 50 or more employees for at least 20 weeks during the past year?  If so, do you sometimes get confused between your obligation...
Alert | School Law Alert
Dec 4, 2017 | Increased Focus for School Website Accessibility
Recently, website accessibility has become a hot topic for schools across the country. Over the last year, the United States Department of Education, Office of Civil Rights (OCR), has escalated the legal expectation that school websites be accessible...
Alert | Drone Law Alert
Nov 14, 2017 | Buckle Your Seat Belts: Federal Government Launches Pilot Program Designed to Accelerate Integration of Commercial Drones into the National Airspace
On October 25, 2017, President Trump signed a Presidential Memorandum directing the Secretary of Transportation to establish an Unmanned Aircraft Systems (“UAS”) Integration Pilot Program, with the intention of accelerating the integration of safe, c...
Alert | Corporate, Tax & Transactional Alert
Nov 3, 2017 | Potential New Tax Changes: The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act
The new tax bill, The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (“Bill”), is estimated to add $1.5 trillion to the national debt over the next 10 years. The House Ways and Means Committee begins reviewing the Bill on Monday, November 6, 2017. President Trump has urged C...
Alert | Health Care Provider Alert
Oct 27, 2017 | ACA Dealt Setback by Another Federal District Court
On October 25, 2017, District Court Judge Vince Chhabria of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California denied a request by California, along with 17 other states and the District of Columbia, for a preliminary injunction...
Alert | Navigating through the Laws Governing the Commercial Use of Drone
Oct 16, 2017 | Can Your Business Fly Under the Radar?
The past few years have seen the utilization of unmanned aircraft systems (“UAS” or “drones”) expand from military to recreational, and now to commercial use. What once was top-secret military technology can now deliver a pizza (in select areas). Bus...
Alert | Employment Services Alert
Oct 2, 2017 | Ohio Supreme Court Finds Ohio's "Consent Provision" Constitutional
The Ohio Supreme Court has issued a ruling upholding the so called “consent provision” of Ohio Revised Code Section 4123.512(D), providing added protections to Ohio employers involved in workers’ compensation litigation.  In 2006, the Ohio Legisla...
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Sep 29, 2017 | Supreme Court to Revisit Public Sector Union Fees
The U.S. Supreme Court will again take up the question of whether making public sector employees pay fees to unions violates their First Amendment rights.  On September 28, 2017, the Court said it will review a 7th Circuit decision involving an Illin...