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Are You Still Protected By Your Domestic Partnership Agreement?

By: Ferrier R. Stillman
January 31, 2017
Prior to the Supreme Court case legalizing same-sex marriage nationwide, many same-sex, and even some unmarried opposite sex, couples could attempt to gain rights associated with marriage, such as the right to share in their partner’s income, property, and support, if they contracted for thos... Read more >
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Judge's Ruling Delays Implementation of New Overtime Regulations

By: Melissa Calhoon Jones
November 30, 2016
On Tuesday, November 22, 2016, a federal judge in Texas issued a nationwide preliminary injunction delaying the implementation of new overtime regulations increasing the minimum salary threshold for exempt executive, administrative, and professional employees from $455 per week to $913 per week, whi... Read more >
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What's New for Long-Term Care Facilities?

By: Ferrier R. Stillman
November 21, 2016
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services released a new rule that revises the requirements that long-term care facilities must fulfill in order to participate in the Medicare and Medicaid programs.  This rule, which becomes effective on November 28, 2016, is the first major update to th... Read more >
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Maryland's Highest Court Recognizes De Facto Parental Rights

By: Ferrier R. Stillman
July 11, 2016
Maryland’s highest court just granted parental rights to individuals who are not biological or adoptive parents of children but who are considered to be de facto parents. Before this landmark decision, there were only two categories of people who could petition Maryland courts for custody or vi... Read more >