On May 2, 2013, Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley signed legislation (S.B. 12) providing leave to employees who have family members leaving ...
What Do Federal Law Clerks Do?
For nearly two years, I had the opportunity to serve as a law clerk for a United States District Judge. Serving in chambers was one of the greatest
Report: Health care law rebates to top $1B
Insurance companies will have to return more than $1 billion this year to consumers and businesses, thanks to a new requirement in President Barack Obama's health care overhaul, a report released Thursday concludes.
Property Insurance Coverage Law Blog
When disaster strikes, stress and the feeling of being overwhelmed and unfamiliar with the process can make your property damage claim a lot worse. Some in
How the Tax Law Might Affect You
See some scenarios for how different groups of people may be affected by the tax changes that will take place under the new tax law passed to avert the so-called fiscal cliff.
How to Start a Law Practice
When considering starting a law firm, you may ask yourself countless questions on the subject. How should the firm handle marketing and advertising? Can small practices afford reliable technology? These and many other inquiries will inevitably come to mind. If you decide that you want to start your own practice, the next step is turning that business idea into a reality. For instance, searching for a…
New MD Law: What is the Parental Leave Act?
Maryland Parental Leave Act Parental and Family Rights Laws in the Workplace Do you employ 15 to 49 employees? Did you know there is a NEW Maryland Law that will impact your business Effective October 1, 2014, the Maryland Parental Leave Act will require employers with 15 to 49 employees in Maryland to provide eligible employees with up to six work weeks of unpaid parental leave during any 12-month period for the following reasons: The birth of a child of the employee Placement…
Copyright Law: Top Mistakes Online Course
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How Are Insurers Responding To New Health Law Enrollees?
KHN’s Jay Hancock was on C-SPAN’s Washington Journal Monday morning to talk about how insurers are responding to the health law. Hancock said the 8 million new customers have insurers p…
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Why Uninsured Might Not Flock To Health Law’s Marketplaces
Florida programs show that convincing people to sign up for even low-cost coverage is no cinch.
Just How Strict Are Washington's Firework Laws?
Just How Strict Are Washington's Firework Laws? - The Fourth of July is a beloved American holiday, filled with hot dogs, cookouts, the occasional sunburn—and of course, fireworks. However, the rules around when you can and can't buy, sell, or shoot off fireworks are fairly strict—and if you're caught using or selling them when you're not supposed to, you could incur a serious fine.
Quick Tips: The costs of the health care law
Beginning on January 1, 2014, many of the major components of the Affordable Care Act will go into effect, including the provision requiring all U.S. residents to have a minimum level of healthcare coverage.
What Is This New Health Law All About?
Complexities of Affordable Care Act being explained and unfurled over the coming days and weeks.
How Does The Health Law Affect Premiums For Smokers?
Michelle Andrews answers a question from a reader about how the health law affects insurance for smokers and programs to help them quit.
These Simple Laws Explain How the World Works
Bubbles, toasters, and the internet—most aspects of everyday life are influenced by physics.
Assignment of Benefits, Part 10: California
The requests from our readers keep coming and in this week’s installment of my blog series on Assignment of Benefits (“AOB”) we are taking a look at Califo
Tips for Law Firms to Prevent Liabilities
Maintaining a responsible online presence is fundamental to building a healthy practice. Failure to do so may result in lawsuits that will not be covered by the typical professional liability policy. In these cases, it is the law firm – not the insurer – who incurs all legal costs, settlements and damages from their own funds. To have a successful social media presence, lawyers need to be careful with the information they publish online. Attorneys who have ventured into social media and engaged…
How Hackers Use Law Firms to Their Advantage
Stewart served as the first Assistant Secretary for Policy at the Department of Homeland Security where he set cybersecurity policy, including inward investment reviews focused on network security. More Michael Vatis Michael served as the founding director of the National Infrastructure Protection Center at the FBI, the government's first organization dedicated to detecting and investigating cyberattacks. More About This Blog Steptoe Cyberblog, with its sometimes contrasting…
Understanding the Health Care Law’s 10 Essential Benefits
Last January, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) greatly expanded the healthcare benefits available to Americans. The law set certain ...