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2015
“If you’re an employer looking for a good New Year’s resolution, Evansville attorney Jake Fulcher has a suggestion: Start tracking your salaried employees’ weekly hours. “The federal government is mulling changes in overtime pay rules that could affect millions of salaried workers who earn less than $50,000 per year. “The rules aren’t expected to take...
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Congress has approved, and President Obama has signed, a sweeping spending package that would delay or suspend the Affordable Care Act’s “Cadillac tax,” medical device tax, and health insurance tax. The changes are generally seen as a significant blow to the ACA – one that could embolden those seeking to further undercut the health law. The spending...
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Are you thinking of expanding your business into another state? There are many tasks to complete in this process, such as choosing a location, purchasing property or signing a lease, hiring new employees, and many others. When preparing to transact business in a new state, it is important not to lose sight of several important documents...
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Winter is a good time to work on due diligence and land use planning for spring construction projects. Assessing prospective sites for suitability for your project, working through the due diligence needed before making a purchase (such as environmental, survey, title and appraisal analyses) and actually making the purchase can be a several-month process. Likewise, obtaining a rezoning,...
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On October 30, 2015, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (“CMS”) announced a new final rule for services furnished under the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule on or after January 1, 2016.  Among other things, the new final rule offers several clarifications intended to help reduce the burden on healthcare providers and facilitate compliance with...
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When purchasing a business, buyers often prefer that the transaction be structured as an asset purchase rather than a stock purchase. In a stock purchase, the buyer purchases the target company as an entity, and therefore assumes the seller’s liabilities, since the company being acquired retains all of its liabilities as a matter of law....
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On October 1, 2015, Congress passed the Protecting Affordable Coverage for Employees (PACE) Act. PACE repeals the mandated expansion of the definition of “small employer” under the Affordable Care Act from 50 to 100 employees. Previously, the Affordable Care Act had included a provision changing the definition of a “small employer” from 50 or fewer...
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The Indiana 2015 Tax Amnesty Program, which ends on November 16, 2015, offers Indiana residents an opportunity to pay unpaid Indiana taxes without having to pay penalties, interest and collection fees. The incentive is clear, but many Indiana residents have been receiving notifications from the Indiana Department of Revenue stating eligibility for this program when,...
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KDDK has been recognized as a leading law firm for real estate law, achieving a metropolitan Tier 1 ranking for the Evansville area in the 2016 Edition of U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers in America©’s “Best Law Firms.”[i] KDDK has previously been named a “Best Law Firm” for environmental law. To be...
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Property owners and lenders need to be aware that a title insurance company that issued title policies on Indiana real estate and mortgages has been found to be insolvent.  On August 20, 2015, the Marion Circuit Court issued its Liquidation Order for National Attorneys’ Title Assurance Fund, Inc. (“NATAF”).  As a result, by law, all...
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