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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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What Is an LLC? A limited liability company (LLC) does just that, it limits the liability of the business’s owners. This means that with limited exceptions, liability for the actions of the LLC can only be satisfied from the assets of the LLC. Personal holdings and assets of the individual owners and officers are protected…

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On October 4, 2012, several “TechBreakfasters,” who are regular attendees of the Baltimore Tech Breakfast (http://www.meetup.com/TechBreakfast), participated in a day long workshop led by Mark T. Jensen and Jeremy T. Garner of Bowie & Jensen, LLC.  The event was designed to provide entrepreneurs and start-ups with a crash course on the nuts and bolts of…

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As employers struggle with sky-rocketing unemployment insurance premiums, some look to reorganization for relief. Unfortunately, most business reorganizations designed to reduce unemployment insurance rates are illegal and can result in serious trouble for employers. Maryland’s State Unemployment Tax Act (“SUTA”) prohibits employers from taking unlawful actions to lower their unemployment insurance tax rate below the…

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Employers now have until April 30, 2012 to post the National Labor Relations Act (“NLRA”) rights poster. The National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) decided to postpone implementation of the posting rule from January 31, 2012 until April 30, 2012. This requirement applies to both non-unionized and unionized workplaces. The poster provides a comprehensive list of…

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Many US contractors are unaware of the body of law that governs the shipment of materials from overseas. The Convention for the International Sale of Goods (“CISG”) operates as the governing law on international transactions involving the sale of goods between participating countries. (for a list of participating countries click here). The CISG is similar…

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If you receive a notice of tax assessment from the Comptroller of Maryland and you don’t agree with it, don’t sit on it. You have only 30 days from the date of the notice to either appeal the assessment or pay it and claim a refund. If you don’t appeal or pay and claim a…

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