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HIPAA Changes Affecting Group Health Plans And Business Associates Made By The American Recovery And Reinvestment Act Of 2009

In addition to the COBRA subsidy, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (“ARRA”), enacted on February 17, 2009, made significant changes to HIPAA privacy and security obligations. Those changes affect covered entities, including group health plans, and also affect business associates.  Although most of the HIPAA changes are effective February 17, 2010, one change … Continue Reading

IRS Releases New Proposed Cafeteria Plan Regulations

By: Joni L. Landy, Esq. New proposed cafeteria plan regulations were released on August 6, 2007 that replace prior proposed and temporary regulations, which are withdrawn, and consolidate law changes and guidance issued by the IRS over the past twenty years. The regulations preserve much of the existing guidance but clarify some outstanding issues and include a few … Continue Reading

Intellectual Property Ownership: General Guidelines

By: Lee Kim, Esq. Who owns the intellectual property rights (e.g., copyrightable material, invention, etc.) if one’s employment contract is silent on the issue and is in the absence of an intellectual property ("IP") policy? The following are situations in which the employer owns the IP: –           Intellectual property has been created by an … Continue Reading

Securing Rights to Your Website

Securing Rights to Your Website, By: Lee Kim About the author: Lee Kim is an intellectual property associate at Tucker Arensberg, P.C.  She specializes in copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets, and patents.  See http://www.tuckerlaw.com/att/alpha/K/kim_lee.html 1. Securing Your Domain Name If you are creating a website, you should first register at least one domain name of your … Continue Reading