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Another Delay in the Affordable Care Act’s Employer Mandate - A Reprieve for Many Employers

The Obama administration announced last week that some mid-sized businesses would have an additional year to comply with the employer mandate or “pay or play” provisions of the Affordable Care Act. The employer mandate requires businesses with at least fifty (50) employees to either offer health plans that meet minimum coverage and affordability standards or pay a penalty known as the “employer responsibility payment.”

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Passing the Buck: The Impact of Maryland's New Stormwater Fees on Commercial Leases

Dubbed a “rain tax” by its critics, the new Maryland legislation imposes stormwater remediation fees on all property owners based on the share of stormwater service related to the property in ten separate EPA-licensed storm sewer system ("MS4") jurisdictions. The new stormwater fee program may motivate both Landlords and Tenants of commercial properties to review their leases to determine if these fees can be passed through under the lease terms in the affected jurisdictions.  

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Affordable Care Act (“ACA”) - Steps Small Business Should be Taking Now to Prepare

In July of 2013, the Obama administration delayed the implementation of the Affordable Care Act’s employer reporting requirements. Small business owners should be using the remainder of 2013 and 2014 to prepare for January 1, 2015, the date that the employer mandate becomes fully effective.

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Insurer Does Not Have a Duty to Defend Insured when Allegations in the Complaint are Intentional, Criminal Conduct Under E&O Policy
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A recent decision by the Appeals Court of Massachusetts held that an insurer did not have a duty to defend its insured despite that claims of negligence were asserted in the underlying complaint.

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Past Articles

Texas Federal Judge Enjoins U.S Department of Labor from Implementing and Enforcing its Final Rule R

U.S. District Judge Mazzant from the Eastern District of Texas issued a nationwide preliminary injunction…

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Family Businesses Beware: IRS Shifts Bullseye with Newly Proposed Tax Regulations

With the recent issuance of proposed regulations under Section 2704 of the Internal Revenue Code,…

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Maryland’s Medical Marijuana Tenants Pose Substantial Risks for Landlords

Although medical marijuana growing, processing, possession and distribution are now legal under Maryland…

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The New Overtime Regulations: What Employers Need to Know

For the first time since 2004, and only the seventh time since the Fair Labor Standards Act was enacted,…

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The Challenge of Banning the Box

Labor and employment attorney Paul M. Finamore, Esq. discusses the impact of "ban the box" legislation…

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