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Potential Tax Effects Associated with the CARES Act Stimulus

Since March, federal and state governments have engaged in a variety of methods designed to safeguard Americans’ health and financial security in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. At any time, taxes have a direct impact on our lives, so it’s natural that some of the key provisions of the recently passed Coronavirus Aid, Relief, Read More

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How Will Coronavirus Affect Contractual Relationships and Obligations?

How Will Coronavirus Affect Contractual Relationships and Obligations? The coronavirus pandemic has disrupted practically every aspect of American life. Whether closed by government order or by concerns about public safety, millions of businesses around the country have seen their operations come to a halt. Despite the overwhelming effect of COVID-19, it is not a certainty Read More

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Tips for Defending Your Business Reputation Online

In cyberspace, a single negative review, tweet or Facebook post can inflict damage on a business that is difficult to undo. Effectively defending your company’s online reputation demands taking a proactive role rather than waiting until your company is attacked to jump into crisis-management mode. Here are some preventative steps you can take immediately: Control Read More

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Practices for Guarding Against HIPAA Breaches in Your Company

Practices for Guarding Against HIPAA Breaches in Your Company If your company is classified as a “covered entity” (most healthcare providers are covered entities) or a “business associated” of a covered entity, you are surely aware of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). HIPAA requires protection and confidential handling of individuals’ protected health Read More

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Trademark and Copyright Considerations for Small Businesses

Trademarks and copyrights can be used to prevent your company’s original creations or identifying features from being misappropriated illegally. A trademark can be registered with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) for a brand name, slogan, logo or other mark used to distinguish the goods or services of its owner. If a company’s trademark Read More

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Avoiding Claims of Illegal Termination of At-Will Employees

Most employment is at-will, meaning the employer generally has the right to discharge an employee at any time for any reason or for no reason at all. However, a termination or other job action cannot violate protections against unlawful discrimination or retaliation. Federal laws prohibit employment actions based on an individual’s sex, religion, age, race, Read More

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Steps To Help Shield Your Company from Online Doxing

An aggravated consumer, industry rival, former employee or another person who is upset with your company may try to exact revenge by use of “doxing” — the practice of gathering a person or entity’s personal information and publishing it online. This may include sensitive information about the finances, health, residence, political affiliation, family and private Read More

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Fidelis Center

Dear Friend of Nicholas Sandmann: I wanted to let you know that the Fidelis Center for Law and Policy has agreed to raise money to help Nicholas and his family cover the costs associated with bringing lawsuits against the mainstream media outlets such as the Washington Post, CNN, and NBC Universal.  These costs include hiring Read More

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How Doctors and Hospitals Can Combat Medicare and Medicaid Fraud 

Counterintuitive as it seems, it is possible to commit fraud without actual intent. If you and your staff lack careful billing and oversight processes, you could come under investigation for Medicare/Medicaid fraud. If you bill for 30 patients on a given day but you actually only saw 20, the 10 phantom patient billings are patently Read More

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The Harm He Can’t Escape: Nicholas Sandmann and the Internet that Doesn’t Forget.

By L. Lin Wood & Todd McMurtry The next time you land an interview with a prospective employer, apply to college, or use an online dating service, be certain that your online presence is free of false and defamatory accusations. Indeed, 70% of employers use social media to screen a candidate’s personality before hiring,[1] 68% Read More

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