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Primary Elections & Voter Leave Laws: How Much Time Off Does an Employee Get To Vote?

With primary elections around the corner, employers are wondering what their obligations are with respect to providing employees time off to vote. Although there is no federal law that requires employers to give employees time off to vote in elections, an employer’s obligation in this regard varies by state law. To date, thirty-one states h...

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Show Me the Money! Are You Required to Prove How You Spend Child Support Payments?

Recently, Grammy Award winning rapper Clifford Harris—better known as T.I.—was back in court, but in a turn of events he wasn’t battling his usual criminal charges, instead, Mr. Harris appeared in family court to contest his ex-girlfriend’s, Lashon Dixon, petition to increase child support. Ms. Dixon has primary physical c...

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Avenues to Asylum: Collaborations between Medical and Legal Professionals

On a personal basis, my experiences with attorneys have been confined to generally unpleasant but necessary conversations about money and real estate, all of which are memorialized in hourly fees. However, in my human rights work as a physician, I have valued, if not treasured, my interactions with the attorneys with whom I work. You can read th...

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News from the Health Law Gurus™: Week of April 27th, 2014

News from the Health Law Gurus™ is a weekly summary of notable health law news from around the country with helpful links to related content. Check back every Friday for the latest health law news stories. FSMB Provides Guidance for State Medical Boards on Use of Telemedicine Technology—The Federation of State Medical Boards (“...

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Telecommuting & the Modern Workplace Under the ADA: Sixth Circuit Redefines Workplace and Expands Reasonable Accommodation Obligation

In the context of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the workplace and an employer’s brick-and-mortar location are no longer synonymous. Although courts vary with respect to telecommuting as a reasonable accommodation under the ADA, courts are recognizing that technological advances have expanded the class of jobs for which working ...

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My Husband Wants a Divorce – Can I Keep My Engagement Ring?

  In Pennsylvania, gifts between a husband and wife are marital property. This is the case regardless of whether the gift was jewelry or other personal property given on an occasion such as a birthday or anniversary. You can read the full post, view and subscribe to the blog by going to http://www.obermayerfamilymatters.com/

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Can You See Me Now? Telemedicine Doctors Monitor Patients Remotely

 You have a fever. Your stomach hurts. You have a cough and a runny nose. And to top it all off, your primary care doctor’s office is closed. What are you supposed to do? The answer is simple – telemedicine. You can read the full post, view and subscribe to the blog by going to http://www.healthlawgurus.com.

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News from the Health Law Gurus™: Week of April 20th, 2014

News from the Health Law Gurus™ is a weekly summary of notable health law news from around the country with helpful links to related content. Check back every Friday for the latest health law news stories. Passwords Affected from Heartbleed – HealthCare.gov, the website for the federally-facilitated health insurance exchanges under ...

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Pennsylvania Employers Consider This: Continued Employment Alone Is Not Sufficient Consideration for a Noncompetition Agreement

Pennsylvania remains one of the few states that still require “new” consideration in order for an employer to bind an existing employee to a noncompetition agreement. Not only does the consideration have to be new, it must also be “legally sufficient.” So, what rises to the level of “legally sufficient” under P...

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To Encrypt or Not to Encrypt—A $2 Million Question with a Simple Answer, HHS Says

The Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) just announced a pair of settlements arising out of the theft of two laptops containing protected health information (“PHI”).  Two entities, Concentra Health Services (“Concentra”) and QCA Health Plan, Inc. of Arkansas (“QCA”), have agreed to ...

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