Business Law

2010 Small Business Jobs Act for Closely Held Businesses

2010 SMALL BUSINESS JOBS ACT FOR CLOSELY HELD BUSINESSES The recently enacted Small Business Jobs Act of 2010 is a mixed-bag, but there are likely to be some changes which impact you now. The act was signed into law on...

Health Law Alert

Health Law Alert Following the March 23 signing of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, and the related amendments under the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act, on March 30, the enormous effort of implementing comprehensive health reform has...

New Health Security Breach Notification Rules

NEW HEALTH SECURITY BREACH NOTIFICATION RULES Interim final rules implementing security breach notification requirements for personal health data released by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) create new compliance obligations. The new HHS rule became effective on September...

Guidance for Securing PHI Issued by HHS

Health Law Alert Guidance for Securing PHI Issued by HHS The Department of Health and Human Services has just issued guidance on the technologies and methodologies for keeping protected health information (PHI) secure for purposes of health breach notifications. The...

The Medicare RAC Program is Set to Begin Finding Your Billing Errors

Health Law Alert The Medicare RAC Program is Set to Begin Finding Your Billing Errors The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (“CMS”) have taken a major step toward the implementation of its new audit program that will affect countless...

Introductory E-Newsletter

Harrang Long Gary Rudnick has a new resource for closely held business owners on its website: E-Newsletters. An E-Newsletter is a bulletin or notice that will alert you to new laws, new trends in the law, and will provide explanations...

Conflict of Interest Must be Weighed in Denial of Benefits Claims

INSURANCE LAW ALERT Conflict of Interest Must be Weighed in Denial of Benefits Claims The US Supreme Court recently held that when the administrator of an ERISA employee benefit plan both determines whether an employee is eligible for benefits and...

New Federal Law Prohibits Genetic Discrimination in Health Insurance and Benefit Plans

INSURANCE LAW ALERT New Federal Law Prohibits Genetic Discrimination in Health Insurance and Benefit Plans The Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (“GINA” or “the Act”) was signed into law by President Bush on May 21, 2008. GINA arose out of concerns...

The Effect of Senate Bill 10 on Public Contracts

Government Ethics Alert The Effect of Senate Bill 10 on Public Contracts Senate Bill 10 (OR Laws Ch. 877 (2007)) made some big changes to the state’s government ethics laws. One change that worries many public officials is located in...

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