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EPA’s Risk Management Plan (RMP) Final Rule Delayed

Authored by Russell W. Wilson, April 6, 2017
EPA’s new Risk Management Plan (“RMP”) Final Rule was to take effect on March 14, 2017.  EPA has delayed the effective date until June 19, 2017, and has proposed a further delay until February 19, 2019, in light of industry petitions for…

U.S. Supreme Court Denies the Trump Administration’s Request to Suspend the Pending Litigation in the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals over the Clean Water Rule

Authored by Russell W. Wilson, April 4, 2017
On April 3, 2017, the United States Supreme Court denied a request from the Trump Administration to place a hold on the pending litigation in which the EPA’s and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineer’s Clean Water Rule is being challenged.  The basis for…

Justice Scalia’s Definition of “Waters of the United States” to Become the Law of the Land?

Authored by Russell W. Wilson, March 9, 2017
On February 28, 2017, Donald Trump signed the “Presidential Executive Order on Restoring the Rule of Law, Federalism, and Economic Growth by Reviewing the ‘Waters of the United States’ Rule.”  This executive order requires the Administrator of…

Ambulatory Surgery Center Physician Exclusions - Reducing Risk of Forced Redemption of ASC Investment Interests

Authored by John H. Fisher, II, March 3, 2017
Many surgery centers are eventually faced with decisions about how to treat investing physicians who do not perform as many procedures in the surgery center as others. Under performing physicians can create political issues in ASCs because investors who…

2017 Standard Mileage Rates

Authored by Mary Ellen Schill, December 13, 2016
The Internal Revenue Service has announced the optional standard mileage rates for computing the deductible cost of operating an automobile for business, medical, and moving expenses for 2017, and the reduced rates reflect the continued decrease in…

Taxes Under a Trump Administration

Authored by Mark J. Bradley, November 11, 2016
Donald Trump won more than 270 votes in the Electoral College and thus on January 20, 2017 he is going to become the 45th president of the United States.  In anticipation of that event, congressional tax writers and proponents for tax overhaul are…

BREAKING: Supreme Court to Weigh in on Transgender Restroom Access in Schools

Authored by Kevin J.T. Terry, October 28, 2016
The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday accepted a closely watched case over restroom access for transgender students. Gloucester County School Board v. G.G., will examine whether the Title IX education code’s prohibition on “sex” discrimination includes…

2017 Qualified Plan Cost of Living Increases, 2017 Social Security Taxable Wage Base 2

Authored by Mary Ellen Schill, October 27, 2016
The Internal Revenue Service has announced the cost-of-living adjustments for the various qualified retirement plan limits. Some of the limits shown below remain unchanged from last year, but others have increased. Qualified Plan Limit Qualified…

DOL Overtime Rule Update: Breaking News!!!!!

Authored by Sara J. Ackermann, September 23, 2016
On September 20, 2016, two lawsuits were filed in an attempt to block the DOL’s proposed overtime rule (the "Rule").  Wisconsin joined 20 other states in filing one suit while the U.S. Chamber of Commerce along with 50 other business groups filed the…

The Importance of Buy-Sell Agreements

Authored by Steven P. Lipowski, September 14, 2016
When business partners form a company and get started in their new venture, optimism and opportunity are usually in full supply. At that point, it is only natural to avoid thinking about some difficult questions about the business. One key, and all too…