Debra Lee Mackey

Debra Lee Mackey

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Construction E-Note - June 27, 2014

In This Issue: - Mississippi Legislature Expands State’s Lien Law to Protect Subcontractors, Suppliers, and Materialmen - The Alabama Supreme Court Broadens the Definition of “Occurrence” in a General...more

6/30/2014 - Commercial General Liability Policies Contractors Employer Liability Issues Federal Contractors HIPAA Immigration Enforcement Liens Material Suppliers Mechanics Lien Non-Compete Agreements Occurrence Subcontractors Suppliers

Corporate & Tax E-Note - June 26, 2014

In This Issue: - SBA Ups Size Standards, Allowing 8,400 Firms to Become Small Biz - Auditors Want to Limit Reporting of 'Critical Audit Matters' - House Approves Permanent Extension of Small Business Tax...more

6/27/2014 - Auditors Board of Directors Cybersecurity EU Federal Contractors Government-Guaranteed Loans IPO Loans New Legislation Patent Reform Public Offerings SBA Small Business Startups Tax Incentives Tax Loopholes

Health Care E-Note - June 19, 2014

In This Issue: - Report Ranks U.S. Last Out of 11 in Health Care System Quality - Analysis Identifies Un-Tracked Avoidable Hospital Complications - Number of Doctors Employed by Hospitals Grew 34% Over 10...more

6/20/2014 - Background Checks Healthcare Healthcare Costs Healthcare Facilities Healthcare Reform Home Health Care Home Healthcare Workers Hospitals Pharmaceutical Pharmacies Physicians Quality of Care Standards

Labor & Employment E-Note - June 12, 2014

In This Issue: - Unions Battle with Employers Over Covering ACA Costs - More Types of Companies Requiring Workers to Sign Non-Competes - Employers Cut Back on Benefits, Push Health Costs onto Workers - High...more

6/13/2014 - Affordable Care Act Benefit Plan Sponsors Employee Benefits Employer Liability Issues Employer Mandates Healthcare Healthcare Costs Hiring & Firing Immigrants Non-Compete Agreements Unions Visas

So, Are You Really Compliant With HIPAA?

As covered entities under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (“HIPAA”), healthcare providers are intimately familiar with the strict privacy and security requirements imposed on them by HIPAA and...more

5/15/2014 - Data Protection EHR Employer Group Health Plans Healthcare HIPAA PHI

Health Care E-Note - September 19, 2013

In This Issue: - Many States Want More Oversight of Health Insurance Navigators - Insurers, Hospitals Argue Over Who Pays When Enrollees Default - ACA Increases Scrutiny of Doctors' Gifts, Payments - States...more

9/23/2013 - Affordable Care Act CMS Debt Collection Gulf Oil Spill Healthcare HIPAA Hospitals Insurers Kickbacks Medicare OIG Physician Gift-Ban Law Rural Health Care Providers Sunshine Act

Health Reform Update September 2013: Health Insurance Marketplace/Exchange Notices

All employers who are subject to the Fair Labor Standards Act are supposed to provide a Notice by October 1, 2013 to all employees informing them about health insurance available through the Marketplace/Exchange. The DOL...more

9/17/2013 - Affordable Care Act DOL Health Insurance Exchanges Healthcare Healthcare Reform Notice Requirements

Labor & Employment E-Note - September 12, 2013

In This Issue: - A.F.L.- C.I.O. Seeks to Lure Nonunion Workers to Boost Ranks - Appeals Court Affirms Unions Can Organize Smaller Units - IRS to Begin Classifying Automatic Gratuities as Taxable Wages - More...more

9/13/2013 - AFL-CIO Bonuses Classification H-1B Healthcare IRS Pay-for-Performance Retirement Tips Unions Visas Wages

Burr Alert: Delay In The "Pay Or Play" Mandate

On July 2 the Obama administration announced a one year delay in the implementation of the Affordable Care Act's employer mandate ("pay or play") to January 1, 2015....more

7/3/2013 - Affordable Care Act Delays Employer Mandates Pay or Play Shared Responsibility Rule Tax Penalties U.S. Treasury

Corporate & Tax E-Note - June 27, 2013

In This Issue: - Secrecy Provision of JOBS Act Boosts IPO Pipeline - SEC Chair Says Companies Will Soon Have to Admit Wrongdoing - SBA Revises Standards Determining Small Business Sizes - Group Announces...more

7/2/2013 - Business Development Crowdfunding IPO JOBS Act Research and Experiment Tax Credit SBA SEC Small Business Startups

PCORI Fee Deadline Looms For Self-Insured Health Plans

The Patient Centered Outcome Research Institute was created under the Affordable Care Act to "promote the use of evidence-based medicine by disseminating comparative clinical effectiveness research findings." The Institute is...more

6/27/2013 - Affordable Care Act Deadlines Fees Healthcare HIPAA PCORI Self-Insured Health Plans

Labor & Employment E-Note - April 11, 2013

In This Issue: - States Move to Ban Firms from Seeking Social Media Passwords - Court Overturns NLRB Decision in Collective Bargaining Case - More Unpaid Interns Filing Lawsuits to Receive Compensation - Complaints...more

4/15/2013

Corporate & Tax E-Note - March 28, 2013

In This Issue: - SEC Yet to Release Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act Guidelines - IRS Crackdown on Contract Workers Has Small Businesses Concerned - Accelerated Filers Found to be Filing More Restatements -...more

4/3/2013 - Audits Board of Directors CEOs Class Action Cyber Attacks Cybersecurity Divorce Family Businesses Filing Requirements IPO IRS JOBS Act SEC Small Business Tax-Exempt Bonds

Burr Alert: Employer Obligations Under New HIPAA Rules

With all of the attention garnered by healthcare reform, it would be easy to overlook the new HIPAA rules (the "Rules") applicable to covered entities under HIPAA, which include employer group health plans. Compliance with...more

3/26/2013 - Business Associates Employer Group Health Plans Healthcare HHS HIPAA HIPAA Omnibus Rule Notice Requirements Penalties PHI

Burr Alert: New HIPAA Rules Issued: “Sweeping” Changes For Healthcare Providers And Business Associates

On January 17, 2013, the Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) released its long awaited final HIPAA rule, which significantly expands certain obligations for healthcare providers and their business associates (the...more

2/5/2013 - Business Associates Compliance Data Breach Decedent Protection Enforcement Fundraisers Healthcare Professionals HIPAA HITECH Immunization Records Marketing Notice Requirements Patient Rights PHI Privacy Policy Privacy Rule Subcontractors Third-Party

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