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Shifting Costs to States?: Republican Medicaid Proposals Could Pop New York’s Global Cap

President-Elect Donald Trump and the incoming Republican-led Congress may be considering ways to cut federal Medicaid spending which increased under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). These potential cuts could foist…

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Maine Court Restricts T&D Utility Affiliation with Merchant Generation

In 1997,  Maine enacted legislation (‘the Restructuring Act”) deregulating electric generation and generally requiring the state’s utilities to divest their generation holdings.[1] However, the law permitted limited forms of affiliation…

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EB-5 Regional Center, SR Visa and Conrad State 30 Programs Set to Expire on December 8, 2016

The U.S. Department of State (DOS) issued a cable this month on the Continuing Resolution which was signed into law by President Obama on September 29, 2016, which extends the…

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Mere Admission of a Criminal Offense Can be Enough to Deny Entry to The United States

It’s true.  The statue has been on the books for years.  An admission to a criminal offense can be enough to deny a foreign national entry to the United States…

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Uber Court Victory In Philadelphia Unlikely To Dispel Antitrust Woes

Founded just seven years ago, Uber has already become a dominant force worldwide in the ride-for-hire market. As a classic disruptive entrant, it has laid waste to the business model…

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Physicians Face Medicare Payment Reform Under MACRA Final Rule Implementing the Quality Payment Program

On October 14, 2016, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released an over 2,000 page final rule implementing the Quality Payment Program under the 2015 Medicare Access and…

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Employers Will Ring in the New Year With a New I-9 Form

The anticipation of the new version of Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, is almost over.  The White House Office of Management and Budget recently approved the new version of the…

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Class and Collective Action Waivers in Employment

The U.S. Supreme Court repeatedly has affirmed the enforceability under the Federal Arbitration Act, 9 U.S.C. § 1 et seq. (FAA) of class action waivers. For example, in AT&T Mobility…

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FTC And Justice Department Issue Antitrust Guidance for Human Resource Professionals

While most business executives understand that the antitrust laws bar them from colluding with competitors on the prices charged for the goods and services they sell, some are unaware that…

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USCIS Increases Benefit Application Fees by 21 Percent

United States Citizenship and Immigration Services is set to publish a final rule in The Federal Register on October 24, 2016 setting forth a benefits application fee increase by a…

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