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HIPAA - Do you have $475,000 to spare? Timely Breach Notification

Written By: Janie Ratliff-Sweeney If you (or your organization) provide health care, it is likely that you are considered a "Covered Entity" and must comply with the federal privacy rule more Read More

I Don’t Care Who Won the Election, the Lease Says “No Pets”!

Written By: Scott R. Thomas As you may have heard, there was some kind of election on November 8th.  Some students at America’s premier colleges were so dismayed by what happened Read More

Doctors Treating Patients with Suboxone -- New Reporting Requirement

Written By: Janie Ratliff-Sweeney Those practitioners who are approved to treat up to 275 patients addicted to opioids with suboxone must take heed of the new reporting rule that goes into Read More

Institutional Racism: How white is your Zoning Board?

Written By: Scott R. Thomas When I was a little kid on vacation in Virginia Beach in 1961.  I saw a public fountain marked “Colored Water.”  I ran up to use Read More

How to Defeat the Dreaded “Pay-if-Paid” Clause

Written By: Kyle M. Winslow In the context of a subcontractor contract for a construction project, pay-if-paid clauses allow a general contractor to not pay a subcontractor if the owner did Read More

As of This Moment, They’re on Double Secret Probation

Written By: Scott R. Thomas Dean Wormer thought probation made sense for the Delta Tau Chi fraternity.  Many companies think a probationary period also makes sense in the employment context.  Employers Read More

What’s so Progressive about Discipline?

Written By: Scott R. Thomas Progressive discipline is the concept that an employer should impose increasingly severe consequences in response to repeated employee infractions, despite counseling and time to correct the Read More

Wait! Wait! I Signed for the company. You Can’t Sue Me! . . . Can You?

Written By: Scott R. Thomas A shareholder or an officer of a corporation who signs a contract on behalf of the corporation generally is not personally liable under the agreement.  That’s Read More

You Open Your Mailbox and See an Email From Figliozzi. Audit! Now What?

Written By: Scott R. Thomas Figliozzi and Company is the designated contractor performing audits on behalf of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.  If you sought or obtained an incentive Read More

I Apologized and Now I’m Getting Sued?

Written By: Scott R. Thomas You met with the patient.  You explained all the risks of the procedure.  The risks were later spelled out in the consent form and you went Read More

Key Considerations Before Mediation of a Business Dispute

Written By: Todd V. McMurtry Today most courts require that litigants attempt to mediate a resolution to their dispute before the court will set the matter for trial. For this reason, Read More

That Company That Owed Me Money Just Went Under! Now What?

Written By: Scott R. Thomas You did everything right.  You negotiated a good deal.  You reduced it to a written agreement so both sides knew their obligations.  You held up your Read More

Coming Soon: Major Changes to the Fair Labor Standards Act that Promise to Impact Nearly Every Kentucky Business

Written By: Todd V. McMurtry The Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) requires that most employees be paid at least the federal minimum wage for all hours worked and overtime pay at Read More

Getting a Competitive Edge May Be as Easy as D.B.E.

Written By: Scott R. Thomas Federal, state and local governments offer numerous benefits to a disadvantaged business enterprise or a “DBE.” Government projects sometimes set aside a portion of the contract Read More

The Risk of Party Incapacity During Mediation

Written By: Todd V. McMurtry Most lawsuits today are settled through mediation.  For this reason, a lawyer’s skill at managing the mediation process is more critical than ever.  So, a lawyer Read More

Gun Trusts: Get Yours Before the Rules Change!

Written By: Scott R. Thomas If you want to own a suppressor (a silencer) or any firearm regulated by the National Firearms Act of 1934 (“NFA”), you have to submit an Read More

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