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Breaking News-House Passes Comp Time Bill!

Authored by Sara J. Ackermann, May 23, 2017
Some Frequently Asked Questions for the Curious... The House passed a bill named the Working Families Flexibility Act of 2017 earlier this month that, if signed into law, would dramatically change private sector compensation in the United States. …

Thinking About Expanding Your Business?

Authored by Christopher M. Seelen, May 16, 2017
Flyte Family Farm in Coloma has grown a lot over the years.  Not only has Flyte grown tons of crops, but Flyte has also grown its business, which has expanded to five greenhouses and 3200 acres. Adam Flyte and his wife, Carrie, started their business…

2018 Health Savings Account Cost of Living Adjustments

Authored by Mary Ellen Schill, May 8, 2017
The Internal Revenue Service on May 5th announced the cost-of-living adjustments for the HSA contribution limits and for High Deductible Health Plan (HDHP) deductibles and out-of-pocket maximums for 2018. HSA/HDHP Requirement Cost-of-Living…

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 reconsideration…

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 the…

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 the EPA,…

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…