Small Business Loans

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is offering low-interest loans to small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, and nonprofits that have suffered substantial economic losses as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. For information, please use the following links: Applications Loan Instructions    

New Overtime Rule Delayed, Possibly Scrapped

Businesses, breathe easier: the new overtime rule, most widely known for raising the threshold overtime exemption for salaried employees, originally set to take effect December 1, 2016, may be scuttled altogether. On November 11, 2016 Texas U.S. District Judge Amos Mazzant granted an Emergency Motion for Preliminary Injunction, effectively blocking implementation of the rule. The […]

DOJ Announces Record Settlement

On June 16, 2015, the Department of Justice (“DOJ”) announced a record-setting $17 million settlement with a Florida skilled nursing facility over allegations that the facility violated the Antikickback Statute (“AKS”) and False Claims Act (“FCA”).  The AKS (42 U.S.C. § 1320a-7b), a criminal statute with significant civil money penalties attached,  prohibits the exchange of anything of […]

CMS Issues Stage 3 Meaningful Use Proposed Rule

On March 30, 2015, the Department of Health and Human Services’ Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (“CMS”) published a 73-page proposed rule for Stage 3 Meaningful Use (available here), addressing criteria that eligible professionals (“EPs”), eligible hospitals, and critical access hospitals (“CAHs”) must meet in order to receive incentive payments and avoid payment reduction […]

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