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NH Supreme Court Rules That Worker's Compensation Carrier May Be Required To Reimburse For Medical Marijuana
On March 7, 2019 the NH Supreme Court ruled that an employee's worker's compensation carrier was wrong to deny reimbursement for the cost of medical marijuana to an employee recovering from a work related injury.
United States
19 Mar 2019
The ABC's Of CBD
A majority of states now authorize the use of either medical or recreational marijuana, but it seems like CBD or cannabidiol is garnering as much attention as the stuff that actually causes
United States
14 Mar 2019
Proposed Legislation Would Prevent Employers From Firing Employees For Off-Duty Marijuana Use
With the first recreational marijuana retail shops now opening in locations throughout Massachusetts
United States
4 Jan 2019
Massachusetts Legislators' "Grand Bargain" Establishes Paid Medical Leave And Increases Minimum Wage
A bill just passed by the Massachusetts House and Senate, with uncharacteristic speed and bipartisan support, has been touted as a "grand bargain," ...
United States
4 Jul 2018
Opioids, Marijuana And Substance Abuse Issues Present Both Familiar And Groundbreaking Challenges To Employers
It's on the news; it's the subject of PSA's; it's on signs on city streets warning citizens against giving money to panhandlers because it might result in their deaths from overdose ...
United States
20 Feb 2018
Understanding The "Chain Of Liability" Under HIPAA And How Business Associate Agreements Allocate Risk And Protect Your Practice
While lawyers and law firms are generally well versed in complying with the privilege and confidentiality rules, many fail to recognize their parallel data management obligations under the "HIPAA".
United States
30 Jan 2018
Opioid Crisis Challenges Employers
Although New Hampshire has long been cited as a state with significant alcoholism issues, the sheer magnitude and scope of the opioid crisis has businesses reeling on a number of fronts.
United States
21 Dec 2017
Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Considers Employees' Use Of Medical Marijuana
In 2016, Massachusetts voters passed a measure decriminalizing marijuana for recreational use.
United States
27 Mar 2017
What Can Employers Expect From A Trump Presidency?
While inauguration day is still several weeks away, employers are already wondering what is in store for them when Donald Trump takes office as the forty-fifth president.
United States
16 Nov 2016
Recreational Pot Is Now Legal In Massachusetts. What Does That Mean For Employers?
Yesterday, with the approval of Question 4 by a 53.6% to 46.4% vote, Massachusetts joined a growing number of states that have legalized marijuana for recreational purposes.
United States
15 Nov 2016
Pending Bill Seeks To Outlaw Physician Non-Competition Agreements With Geographic Restrictions
The Bill was initially introduced and referred to the Senate Commerce Committee but has since been transferred to the Health and Human Services Committee for follow up. There are no scheduled hearings.
United States
3 Feb 2016
Commentary: Federal Circuit Delays Launch Of First U.S. Biosimilar
On July 21 the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit issued an opinion interpreting key provisions of the Biologics Price Competition and Innovation Act of 2009 in Amgen, Inc. v. Sandoz, Inc.
United States
17 Sep 2015
Documents Every College Student Should Consider Before Leaving Home
Q: My daughter is heading off to college in a few short weeks. Are there any legal documents she should to have in place before she leaves?
United States
5 Aug 2015
Supreme Court Upholds ACA Federal Exchange Subsidies
The legal issue before the Court was the validity of Internal Revenue Service regulations that allow premium subsidies to individuals enrolled in a health plan through exchanges operated by a State...
United States
1 Jul 2015
Anti-Kickback Statute
The Anti-Kickback Statute is a federal law meant to protect patients and federal health care programs like Medicare from fraud and abuse.
United States
31 Mar 2015
HIPAA One Year Later: Is Your Law Firm Complying?
Since it was enacted in 1996, discussion and confusion concerning the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act ("HIPAA") has been ongoing.
United States
22 Sep 2014
Supreme Court Rules In Favor Of Hobby Lobby: Decides That A Corporation May Hold Religious Beliefs
On June 30, 2014 the United States Supreme Court ruled in favor of Hobby Lobby in a controversial 5-4 decision.
United States
29 Jul 2014
Physician, Heal Thyself: Health Care Providers Continue To Be At Significant Risk For Discrimination Claims And Employee Lawsuits
The US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has kept no secret about its intent to target health care providers under the Americans with Disabilities Act.
United States
23 Jul 2014
What Is In Your Food? The Genetically Modified Food Labeling Debate
The NH Legislature, like others across the nation, joined the debate over mandating labeling of genetically modified (GM) food and food containing GM ingredients sold within its borders.
United States
20 Apr 2014
Preparing For Health Care Needs
Q. My elderly, long-divorced father has ignored making any legal preparations for his care down the road. He is still healthy, but in his 80's. How can I convince him to prepare the documents we need to ensure that he'll be cared for?
United States
28 Nov 2013
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