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Recent Articles

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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Mediation 101: Be a Prepared Participant So You Win Your Mediation

That’s right – the title suggests you can win in mediation even though many say that you will walk away from a settlement either angry or disappointed. With proper preparation you, the client, can leave mediation feeling like a winner and with an agreement in hand. The key, as in most things in life, is to be prepared.

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Preparing for the Affordable Care Act - A Brief Guide for the Small Business

The steps a small business should take to prepare for the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (“ACA”) vary greatly depending on the size of the business and how many employees it has. Preparation for the ACA will be most challenging for businesses with more than 50 “full time equivalent” employees that do not currently provide health insurance coverage. The Obama administration’s recent postponement of the employer mandate and certain reporting requirement provisions of the ACA from January 1, 2014 to January 1, 2015 was especially good news for these small businesses as the delay provides the small businesses with additional time to consider compliance and reporting strategies.

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Expansion of Top Level Domain Names - New Opportunity for Small Business on the Internet

Over the next several years, a huge expansion in the internet’s naming system is set to occur. ICANN (the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers), the non-profit private organization charged with coordinating internet addresses, decided in 2011 to allow the creation of completely new generic top level domains (“TLDs”). This expansion of TLDs allow owners to obtain a domain name that identifies its brands and business in an increasingly global marketplace.

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Past Articles

Regulation Best Interest: Higher Standards for Broker-Dealers, Strengthened Protections for Investor

On June 5, 2019, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) approved a new regulation…

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When “Going Green” Isn’t Attractive – MD Court of Special Appeals Determines HOA Architectural Commi

The Maryland Court of Special Appeals provides helpful guidelines to homeowners and HOAs in addressing…

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Regulation Best Interest: Higher Standards for Broker-Dealers, Strengthened Protections for Clients

In June, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) adopted a new regulation, Regulation…

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The Requirements and Impact of the Insurance Data Security Model Law

The National Association of Insurance Commissioners recommended that states pass the Insurance Data…

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SEC Imposes New Requirements for Brokers and Advisers in Adoption of Regulation Best Interest

On June 5, 2019, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) approved the Regulation Best Interest,…

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