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Time is of the Essence When Reporting a Breach of PHI

 The failure to timely report a breach of unsecured protected health information (PHI) has cost Presence Health (one of the largest health systems in Illinois) almost half of a million dollars. Earlier this month, Presence Health agreed to pay $475,000 and enter into a corrective action plan (CAP) with the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) based ...

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The Party's Over: Changes to the Philadelphia Realty Transfer Tax Obligations

An ordinance amending the Philadelphia realty transfer tax (RTT) chapter of the Philadelphia Code was enacted on December 8, 2016, and will come into effect on July 1, 2017.  The ordinance makes two primary changes to the city RTT.  (The 1% state RTT is not affected.)  (1)  Goodbye 89/11, hello 74/26.  Under current law, a "real estate compan...

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Nina Stryker Receives 2016 Distinguished Estate Planner Award

Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP partner Nina B. Stryker received the “2016 Distinguished Estate Planner Award,” which is presented annually by the Philadelphia Estate Planning Council.  The award honors an individual for outstanding contributions in the field of estate planning. Chair of the firm’s Trusts & Estates Department...

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The Gig Economy: Employee or Independent Contractor?

The gig economy is a domain where companies hire workers for specific projects or “gigs.” Generally these workers retain control over the manner and the means of performing their work and are classified as independent contractors. Currently, the gig economy is booming, as Time Magazine’s recent survey estimated that it...

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