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June 2012

Preparing for Potential Outcomes of Healthcare Decision

David ColeBy David Cole

The new federal healthcare law, formally known as the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, imposes a number of different requirements on employers. Some of these requirements already are in effect, while others are scheduled to phase in over the next few years.

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Georgia’s False Claims Act – What You Need to Know Before Requesting Payment

Leanne PrybylskiBy Leanne Prybylski

The Georgia Taxpayer Protection False Claims Act, which becomes effective on July 1, 2012, is a far-reaching law that imposes civil penalties for knowingly submitting false claims to Georgia state and local governments, including counties, state departments and agencies, boards, commissions and other public entities. 

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Accessing Employees' Social Media: New Statutory Restrictions

Joyce MocekBy Joyce Mocek

Employers have increasingly compelled employees and potential employees to allow access to their social media accounts in making personnel decisions. There have been a number of lawsuits based on privacy protections, but now many states are considering statutory protections to restrict employers from compelling access to and use of social media.

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