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  • March 19, 2019

    The Department of Labor recently issued a notice of proposed rulemaking that increased the salary level necessary for employees to be properly classified as exempt from overtime. The proposed rule increases the threshold from $23,660 annually to $35,308 annually.

  • January 24, 2019

    The U.S. Supreme Court recently decided a case with important implications for the transportation industry, New Prime, Inc. v. Oliveira. Under federal law, transportation companies can no longer compel its workers engaged in interstate commerce to arbitrate disputes. However, state laws may still permit arbitration of employment disputes.

  • October 1, 2018

    Employers should immediately begin using a revised Fair Credit Reporting Act notice form to applicants during the adverse-action process. Failure to use the updated form, or a substantially similar form, could subject employers to costly class-action lawsuits and potential liability for non-compliance. The new notice requirements were effective September 21, 2018.

  • August 9, 2018

    Medicaid is a welfare program established in 1965 and financed by federal and state funds to provide medical assistance to persons who do not have sufficient income or resources to pay for medical care. The Federal Department of Health and Human Services approves individual state plans for medical assistance to families, the poor, the disabled, and the aged. Administration of these plans is delegated to the Health Care Financing Administration (HCFA). Each state then has a department or departments that implement the state’s Medicaid plan.). The source of federal law for Medicaid programs is found at Title 42 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), parts 430 and 456. In addition to federal law, each state has its own operating manual which codifies its state plan.

  • July 17, 2018

    Federal and state governments provide a number of programs designed to provide income and medical benefits to the disabled and the poor. With names like SSI, SSDI, Medicare, Medicaid, PD waiver, HCBS, FE, Veteran’s benefits waiver; it is enough to make even the experienced attorney confused and weary.

  • July 10, 2018

    The e-discovery and digital landscape, as we all know, is constantly and rapidly changing. However, it is our job as attorneys to stay informed of the “benefits and risks associated with relevant technology” according to the Model Rules of Professional Conduct.

  • June 5, 2018

    As Samuel Goldwyn reportedly said, “A verbal contract isn’t worth the paper it’s written on.”

  • May 31, 2018

    In the course of probating an estate, the attorney for the estate will come in contact with many different parties. The attorney’s duty to those parties is complicated. There is no single source of law that governs the conduct of the attorney and sometimes the law is not particularly helpful. This presentation will review the duties of the attorney representing the personal representative and communications with various parties in a decedent’s estate.

  • May 22, 2018

    As the American population ages, the legal issues that have particular impact on older persons has grown. Attorneys focusing on the particular needs of the elderly and disabled refer to themselves as elder law attorneys.

  • May 8, 2018

    Our stock in trade is communication. But how many of us focus on communicating when we draft wills and trusts?