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Flu Remedy: Can an Employee Get FMLA Leave for the Flu?

With flu season at its peak and certain strains of the flu requiring longer recovery periods, workplaces are experiencing a spike in the frequency and duration of flu-related absences. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (“CDC”) report that it may take anywhere from a few days to two weeks to recover from the flu this season....

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Bye, Bye Bieber: Canadian Pop-Star of “Extraordinary Ability” Could be in Extraordinary Trouble with U.S. Immigration Law

Famed teen heart throb, Justin Bieber, is in trouble . . . again. On January 23, 2014, Bieber was arrested in Miami Beach, Florida, and charged with a DUI, resisting arrest, and driving with an expired driver’s license. According to reports, Bieber and fellow recording star, Khalil, were drag racing on a residential street in Miami Beach when pol...

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New Jersey Employers Are Now Required To Accommodate Pregnant Workers

On January 21, 2014, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie signed legislation (effective immediately) that expands the rights of pregnant women in the workplace. This legislation signals a growing trend of employee-protective legislation related to pregnancy and comes on the heels of similar laws passed in New York City (effective Jan. 30, 2014), Mary...

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Tips for Finding a Niche and Making a Name in Your Firm

Every young associate is eager to hit the ground running and become a  valuable contributor to his or her firm. Attorneys in the early stages of their  careers hope to be included in new cases, projects or meetings with prospective  clients. Excitement about being involved in client meetings, negotiations and  strategy sessions ...

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HIPAA: Friend or Foe to Innovation?

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (“ACA”), viewed by many as the largest overhaul of health care in the United States to date, has brought about a time of great change. The health care industry has never been more complex, and concerns about the cost of, access to, and quality of health care have never been more pressing. I...

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Popping The Question: How To Propose A Prenuptial Agreement To Your Partner

For those who’ve kept up with the Kardashians, you’re aware that there’s trouble in “Khlodom” (i.e. the marriage between reality-TV star Khloe Kardashian and her basketball playing hubby, Lamar Odom). On Friday, December 13, 2013 Khloe filed for divorce, citing irreconcilable differences as the reason for the split. Four years ago when th...

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What is the Minimum Wage Law in Your State?

Although the federal minimum wage will remain unchanged at $7.25 per hour for non-tipped employees ($2.13 per hour for tipped employees), thirteen states have raised pay for minimum wage workers in 2014. Further, eleven states—Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, New Jersey, Ohio, Oregon, Vermont, and Washington—index ...

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Health Insurance Exchange Enrollees Now Eligible to Receive Benefits – Providers Should Be Ready To Verify Patients’ Health Insurance Coverage

Beginning January 1, 2014, Americans who purchased a health insurance plan through the Health Insurance Marketplace (often referred to as the “Exchange”) on or before December 24, 2013 are now covered by those plans. Health care providers can expect to see an influx of new patients, many of whom may not be familiar with the coverage opt...

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Monthly Disability Payments Not Considered Marital Property

In 2011, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court decided the case of Focht v.  Focht, 32 A.3d 668 (Pa. 2011), which resolved prior conflicting case law on  the issue of whether an award or settlement proceeds from a personal injury  claim, lottery winnings, or workers' compensation that arose during marriage but  received after separatio...

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Federal Government Extends Donated EHR Technology Protections under Stark and AKS through 2021

Some of the most important protections under the federal Stark Law (“Stark”) and the federal Anti-Kickback Statute (“AKS”) have been those that permit hospitals and other organizations to donate electronic health records (“EHR”) items and services to physicians. Fortunately for physicians, the Centers for Medicar...

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