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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...
Alert | Employment Services Alert
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...
Alert | Health Care Provider Alert
Sep 28, 2017 | CMS Expanding the "Targeted Probe and Educate" Audits Nationally this Fall
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (“CMS”) announced recently that it will be expanding its medical claims review program to cover the entire country by the end of this year. The expanded program, titled “Targeted Probe and Educate” or “T...
Alert | Florida Client Alert
Sep 27, 2017 | Hurricane Irma
These past weeks have brought tremendous challenges to many Floridians. Our thoughts are with all those impacted by Hurricane Irma.    Roetzel’s experienced team of attorneys and business professionals stand at the ready to assist our clients w...
Alert | Public Law Alert
Sep 26, 2017 | Ohio Medical Marijuana: Status of the New State Industry
Ohio legalized medical marijuana in the spring of 2016 and has since been developing the Medical Marijuana Control Program (MMCP) to regulate the cultivation, processing, and dispensing of medical marijuana throughout the state. The finalized rules a...
Alert | Employment Services Alert
Sep 15, 2017 | Changes to DACA and Employers
In line with the Trump administration’s enforcement of immigration laws, significant changes to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (“DACA”) program were announced by the Department of Homeland Security (“DHS”) on September 5, 2017. This annou...
Alert | Public Law Alert
Sep 14, 2017 | Cities of Cleveland and Toledo Post Primary Election Results Setting the Slate for November 7 General Election
Cleveland The Mayoral and all 17 City Council seats are up for re-election this November. Tuesday’s Primary Election saw every incumbent move on to the General Election. Mayor Frank Jackson, running for an unprecedented fourth term, won the Pri...
Alert | Health Care Provider Alert
Sep 11, 2017 | Government Crackdown on Health Care Fraud and Opioid Prescription Abuse
Recent actions by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) evidence that prosecution of health care fraud and crackdowns on opioid abuse[1] remain high on the Government’s agenda. On July 13, 2017, the Government announced that 412 people, including d...
Alert | Health Care Provider Alert
Sep 5, 2017 | Failing to Update Compliance Plans May be Costly
If you are a provider of healthcare services, you need a compliance plan. A compliance plan is a written document that details your practice’s policies, procedures, and operations. While many providers are aware of the importance of having an establi...