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Jan 15, 2021 | Roetzel HealthLaw HotSpot: Physician and Dental Practice Branding – A Legal Perspective
Roetzel HealthLaw HotSpot® is a podcast and YouTube channel for physicians and health professionals that covers the legal issues and trends that affect the health care industry. In Episode 12, Roetzel attorneys Ericka Adler and David Hochman discuss...
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Jan 15, 2021 | Major Changes Coming to Ohio's Employment Discrimination Statute
On January 12, 2021, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine signed into law House Bill 352, which contains significant changes to Ohio Revised Code Chapter 4112, the home of Ohio’s Civil Rights Act inclusive of Ohio’s employment discrimination statutory law. Thes...
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Jan 14, 2021 | Paycheck Protection Program Second Draw Opens for Small Healthcare Service Providers
Signed into law on December 27, 2020, The Economic Aid to Hard-Hit Small Businesses, Nonprofits, and Venues Act creates a second opportunity for businesses that have utilized the full amount of their First Draw Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”) loa...
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Jan 14, 2021 | Paycheck Protection Program Second Draw Opens for Small Businesses, Hotels, & Restaurants
Signed into law on December 27, 2020, The Economic Aid to Hard-Hit Small Businesses, Nonprofits, and Venues Act creates a second opportunity for businesses that have utilized the full amount of their First Draw Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”) loa...
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Jan 12, 2021 | Are Violations of the FMCSRs Admissible to Show Negligence in a Trucking Case? Not According to the Sixth Circuit
In trucking cases, plaintiff’s lawyers like to use the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (“FMCSRs”) against trucking companies and their drivers. Sometimes the FMCSRs are used to argue that truck drivers are “professional drivers” and should b...
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Jan 8, 2021 | Long-Standing Discrimination Protections Are Proposed to Change in Final Days of Trump Administration
In the final days of the Trump Administration, the Department of Justice (DOJ), through the federal rule-making process, is aiming to scale back certain protections for protected classes that currently exist under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of...
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Jan 8, 2021 | Big Changes as Employers Prepare to Hire Foreign Workers
For employers seeking to hire foreign workers in the near future, the recent changes to the H-1B program and the presidential Administration will certainly present a lot of questions. On January 7, 2021, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services...
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Jan 7, 2021 | SERB’s Picketing Restrictions Ruled Unconstitutional
On the final day of 2020, the Eleventh District Court of Appeals (Portage County), held that an Ohio law which restricted the picketing of private homes and private offices of public officials was unconstitutional under both the United States and Ohi...
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Jan 6, 2021 | The Eleventh Circuit Decides that Chapter 11 Debtors in Possession Cannot Receive Loans Under the Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”)
As many property owners and business operators continue to face the economic malaise associated with government shutdown orders, a decline in foot traffic in many of the traditional brick and mortar businesses, and a slow roll out of the COVID-19 vac...
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Jan 5, 2021 | The Ohio Supreme Court Holds Driving On but Not Over the Highway Fog Line Is Not a Violation of Ohio Law
In a decision interpreting an Ohio traffic statute concerning highway driving, the Ohio Supreme Court recently held that the single solid white longitudinal line on the right-hand edge of a roadway – the fog line – merely discourages or prohibits a d...
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Jan 4, 2021 | The New Year Brings a More Relaxed, Pro-Business Summary-Judgment Standard
In the waning hours of 2020, the Florida Supreme Court changed Florida’s summary-judgment standard by adopting the much more relaxed federal standard. Although the change does not take effect until May 2021–and even then Florida judges may initially...
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Jan 4, 2021 | Eyeing the future: E/M will disrupt, the PHE will end, telehealth will stay
Christina Kuta is quoted in an article discussing nine predictions of events and trends that will affect medical practices in 2021 in the January issue of PartB News.      
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2021 | A Chance to Save Lives: A Guide for How and Why the US Should Mandate Vaccines for Children and Limit State Exemption Laws
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January 2021 | New Year, New Appellate Rules
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Dec 31, 2020 | Congress Passes COVID-Related Tax Relief
On December 27, 2020, the President signed the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 (“Act”). Within the Act’s 5,593 pages are two separate Acts that provide credits and other tax relief to taxpayers affected by the coronavirus: the “COVID-related Ta...
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Dec 30, 2020 | Payroll Protection Act Provisions of the Recently Signed COVID-Related Tax Relief Legislation
On Sunday, December 27, 2020, the President signed into law the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 (“Act”). Within the Act there are a number of provisions that affect current and future Payroll Protection Program (“PPP”) loan provisions that we h...
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Dec 23, 2020 | SolarWinds Breach – Is My City, County, School District at Risk?
On December 13, 2020 the U.S. Department of Homeland Security announced that a compromise of U.S. government systems was associated with the malicious exploit of the IT service management tool SolarWinds Orion. The announcement was made public in DHS...
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Dec 23, 2020 | New COVID-19 Relief Bill Does Not Require Employers to Provide Paid Leave in the New Year
On the evening of December 21, Congress passed a $900 billion COVID-19 relief bill, which is awaiting the signature of President Trump. As the new legislation does not extend the emergency paid sick leave and extended paid caregiver leave requirement...
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Dec 22, 2020 | 2020 Group Practice Stark Law Changes
"On December 2, 2020, some newly finalized changes to the Stark law took effect. As many physicians are aware, the Stark law generally prohibits physicians from referring a Medicare or Medicaid patient to an entity in which the referring physician (o...
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Dec 22, 2020 | Can an Ohio Jury Award $0 for Pain and Suffering Even When It Finds That Plaintiff Was Injured? It Depends.
Non-economic damages for pain and suffering are a source of constant consternation for Ohio courts because of their intangible properties and unquantifiable characteristics, which is why the subject is normally left for juries to determine. But like...