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Jul 7, 2020 | Governor Extends Florida State of Emergency for 60 Days
Governor Ron DeSantis issued Executive Order 20-166 today, which extends the state of emergency in Florida for another 60 days. DeSantis initially issued EO 20-52 on March 9 for the entire state of Florida due to the coronavirus. The state of emergen...
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Jul 1, 2020 | Florida Adopts Legislation to Limit Abuse of Fair Housing Act Relative to Emotional Support Animals
While many housing providers, including community associations, have been required to allow individuals to bring emotional support animals into their communities even though pets are not permitted, recently adopted legislation aims at limiting abuse...
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Jun 30, 2020 | And the Wall Between Church and State Continues to Crumble Under the Weight of the High Court’s Decision in Espinoza v. Montana Dep't of Revenue Allowing State Money to Fund Sectarian Schools Through Scholarship Programs
In a 5-4 decision by Chief Justice John Roberts, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled on June 30 that the “no-aid” to sectarian schools provision, in Article X, Section 6, of the Montana Constitution, which was used to strike down a scholarsh...
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Jun 30, 2020 | Several Important Changes to Ohio Workers’ Compensation Law Approved by Governor DeWine
On June 16, 2020, Governor DeWine signed House Bill 81, which will bring several important changes to the Ohio Workers’ Compensation System.  House Bill 81 creates several important changes to Ohio Workers’ Compensation Law including:  Reduc...
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Jun 23, 2020 | Bankruptcy-law changes may help small businesses
"Arguments will continue over whether the COVID-19 pandemic is truly a “black swan event,” but one thing is certain: its impact on the economy is going to be significant, and even more severe for our local economy than many other areas." Click the li...
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Jun 16, 2020 | Update to Provider Relief Payment Reporting Requirements
As detailed in our prior Alerts, persons receiving “Provider Relief Funds” in excess of $150,000 through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act (Cares Act) were required to submit quarterly reports to the Department of Health...
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Jun 15, 2020 | Supreme Court Rules LGBTQ Employees Are Protected from Job Discrimination
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Monday that federal law protects gay, lesbian, and transgender people from discrimination in employment. The case, Bostock v. Clayton County, Georgia, involved Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which bars empl...
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Jun 12, 2020 | CMS Issues Guidance on Reopening Health Care Facilities
On June 8, 2020, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued separate guidance for reopening facilities for non-emergency care and for patients considering non-emergency, in-person care. These guidance documents are in keeping with CMS’...
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Jun 12, 2020 | EEOC Updates COVID-19 Guidance on Accommodating Employees Who Are Disabled, Pregnant, or Over 65
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has once again updated its guidance regarding employees returning to work during the COVID-19 pandemic. A revised Q&A document published on June 11, 2020, addresses several common questions that have...
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Jun 11, 2020 | Recent HHS Provider Relief Payment Updates
Since our May 11, 2020 Alert “HHS Provider Payment Updates,” the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has issued additional guidance through updated FAQs for payments health care providers received pursuant to phases of the Coronavirus Aid,...
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Jun 9, 2020 | Possible Employer Vicarious Liability for Employee’s HIPAA Violation Even When Employee Engages In Unauthorized Act
Can an employer be held liable for an employee’s HIPAA violation even if the employee engaged in an unauthorized act that was motivated by the employee’s own personal interest?  In the recent decision of SoderVick v. Parkview Health System, Inc., No....
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Jun 5, 2020 | Legislation Repeals Three Health-Related Excise Taxes Imposed by the Affordable Care Act
Legislation enacted by Congress has repealed three excise taxes that had been previously imposed by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (the “Affordable Care Act”). Congress recently enacted the Taxpayer Certainty and Disaster Tax Relief A...
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Jun 2, 2020 | What is Puffery, and is Trump’s Puffery a Valid Legal Defense?
"What is puffery? Once just a legal defense, puffery has become a legacy for Donald Trump’s family. Though puffery may sometimes be a successful defense, it is not a guaranteed excuse in fraud cases, and it’s important to know when it can be used." T...
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May 21, 2020 | Small Business Administration Releases PPP Loan Forgiveness Applications
On Friday, May 15, the Small Business Administration (SBA) released Form 3508, Loan Forgiveness Application, with no additional guidance issued by the Treasury Department. Most were encouraged to see the forgiveness application. However, while the ap...
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May 21, 2020 | OSHA Revises Guidance for Reporting COVID-19 Cases
On May 19, 2020, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued revised enforcement guidance for recording cases of COVID-19. Generally, OSHA requires certain high-risk industries, such as manufacturing, to record work-related injuri...
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June 2020 | Ohio Supreme Court to Rule: Additional MTA Questions Involving Severed Oil and Gas Rights
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May 18, 2020 | Ohio’s High Court Upholds the Constitutionality of H.B. 70’s Controversial School Takeover Law
On May 13, 2020, in a 5-2 split decision, the Supreme Court of Ohio upheld the constitutionality of H.B. 70, and the 131st General Assembly’s process in enacting it, in Youngstown City School Dist. Bd. of Edn. v. State of Ohio, Slip Opinion No. 2020-...
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May 15, 2020 | Ohio Governor Announces Additional Dates for Reopening
Governor Mike DeWine has announced dates and protocols for the re-opening of several additional sectors of Ohio’s economy. The Governor is facing intense pressure from members of the Ohio General Assembly who want the entire economy opened immediatel...
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May 13, 2020 | Federal Court Excludes Evidence of Stigma Damages in Eminent Domain Case Involving Gas Pipeline
A recurring theme in the area of eminent domain is so-called “stigma damages” caused by the construction of an improvement that may be thought to reduce the market value of a property. A common example is gas pipelines, which are sometimes associated...
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May 13, 2020 | EEO-1 Report Deadline Pushed Back to 2021
The United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has announced that it will push back to 2021 its annual collection of demographic data from private employers with 100 or more workers, the EEO-1 report.  Unsurprisingly, the announcement was...

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