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Upcoming Seminar Topics for 2013 May 17, 2013 FLSA: Strategies for Reducing Vulnerability in Wage ClaimsPresented by: J. Nicole Windsor  June 21, 2013 Stealth ContractsPresented by: Matthew G. Hjortsberg/Michael W. Siri  July 19, 2013 Buying, Selling and Valuing BusinessesPresented by: Mark T. JensenGuest Speaker: Mark Norris, AV, Tucker & Meltzer, LLC August 16, 2013 eMarketing:…

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The Maryland Medicare Waiver is a special agreement with the federal government that allows the Health Services Cost Review Commission (HSCRC) to set hospital rates for all payers, including Medicare and Medicaid, so long as Maryland keeps Medicare inpatient per case cost growth below the national average.  In recent years, Maryland has moved closer to…

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Maryland’s Medicare waiver is a unique agreement with the federal government that allows the state to set hospital rates.  It also serves as the foundation for an “all-payer system.”

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In Maryland, and in many other states, it is the builder’s responsibility to ensure any structure meets all applicable building codes, regardless of the language of a contract.  Construction contracts in Maryland automatically include the local law where the work is to be preformed, meaning that county building codes are automatically part of a contract,…

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A recent Maryland high-court decision has expanded liability under the Maryland Wage Payment and Collection Law (“Wage Payment Act”) to individual officers, directors, stockholders and supervisors who exert sufficient control over the employment relationship. In Campusano v. Lusitano Construction LLC, the Court of Special Appeals of Maryland discussed the “economic reality test”, which is historically…

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