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It’s Not Too Late: You May Still Qualify for ACA Coverage

March 31 was the last day to enroll in a health insurance plan through the federally-facilitated health care exchange. However, like many other Affordable Care Act (“ACA”) deadlines, the March deadline was a soft deadline, as certain consumers may receive additional time to enroll in a health insurance plan. The Centers for Medicare a...

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Carlos Ruiz and America’s Pastime: An Immigrant’s Journey to the Big Leagues

Spring is finally here, and with spring, the arrival of America’s game—baseball. In the first week of April, thousands of fans across the country will repeat a similar ritual at the stadiums of Major League Baseball’s thirty teams: fans will stand, remove their hats, place hands on hearts, and sing the National Anthem, surrounded by the sme...

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Child Custody – “I Don’t Want to Go!”

  “I don’t want to go! I want to stay with you!” If you are divorced with children chances are you’ve heard these words. There are many cases where a child won’t go with the other parent whether it is for a weekend or a dinner or a vacation. Maybe the child’s afraid of the other parent. Maybe the child&rs...

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Game Changer: NLRB Rules College Football Players Can Unionize

In a stunning decision released March 26, 2014, the Regional Director of the Chicago Region of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), Peter Sung Ohr, ruled that Northwestern University scholarship football players are entitled to have a union election because they are “employees” of the school under Section 2(3) of the National La...

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Settlement Agreements: What if Your Former Spouse is Not Complying?

Going through the divorce process is extremely difficult. Remembering that “this too shall pass” is a mantra that clients often find helpful. Unfortunately, not all divorces end upon receiving the Final Judgment of Divorce. So, what happens when your spouse refuses to comply with the terms of the agreement that you have reached? Not t...

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Spring Cleaning: Time for Employers To Freshen-Up Job Descriptions

All too often, once a candidate is hired for a position, job descriptions are filed away and rarely referred to until it is time to recruit for the position again. Because an employee’s job duties often evolve over time, employers should make it a priority to review job descriptions at least once a year. Taking proactive steps to ensure the...

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Counties Beware – Your Governmental Status Does Not Protect You from Liability for a HIPAA Breach

As a county government, you may think that you have the protection of sovereign immunity and protection from other governments penalizing you. Your status does not protect you. The Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) wants local governments to know that they are not immune from scrutiny for violations of the Health Insurance...

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Is Your Monthly Child Support Correct?

Last August, in Pennsylvania new Child Support Guidelines went into effect. High income families whose combined net monthly income exceeds $30,000 per month should be aware of how the changes in the new guidelines could affect their monthly child support.

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March 31: ACA Deadline or Just Another Monday?

March 31, 2014 is the open enrollment deadline for individuals who want to buy health insurance through the Health Insurance Marketplace (also known as the “Exchange”).  Or is it? You can read the full post, view and subscribe to the blog by going to http://www.healthlawgurus.com.

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HHS to Health Insurers: Same Treatment for Same-Sex Couples

A release and a blog post from the Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) on Friday announced that starting in 2015, health insurance companies will be required to offer coverage to same-sex spouses if they offer coverage for opposite-sex spouses. The release, in the form of Frequently Asked Questions (“FAQs”), clar...

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