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New York State pays drug treatment center nearly $4 million for ineligible expenses

New York State pays drug treatment center nearly $4 million for ineligible expenses Source: Office of the State ComptrollerA national drug and alcohol treatment provider was able to collect $3.9 million in ineligible payments due to the processing of invalid claims and inadequate oversight by the state Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS), according to an auditreleased on January 13, 2019 by New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli."Phoenix House is contracted to provide services to New Yorkers who are trying to overcome substance abuse problems, but it requested and received funding it was not entitled to,” said DiNapoli. “Our audit revealed that millions of dollars were claimed and spent on ineligible costs. Officials from the Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services must recoup this money, which should have been used for cost-effective addiction services to New Yorkers.”OASAS, which oversees one of the….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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Non-Compete Agreements in Iowa

By: Joseph Rust Employees are often considered a company’s greatest asset.  In many cases, your employees give you the advantage over your competitors, and therefore, the success of your business is directly affected by the performance of your employees. That can be why it is so important to train and develop your employees in their role in your business and ensure they feel like an integral part of your company’s goals and achievements. Unfortunately, what happens after an employee is terminated or leaves your company? Specifically, all the knowledge of your company, whether that be customer or client lists, trade secrets, products, or special skills to name a few.  Using a Non-Compete or Restrictive Covenant Agreement is what you are looking for. Non-Compete agreements are used to protect a business’s interests from a former employee taking a position with a direct competitor or starting their own business in direct competition. This may….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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Lessons from State Implementation of Marijuana Legalization

The movement to end cannabis prohibitions in the United States continued its steady advance in the 2018 midterm elections, with voters in three states approving ballot measures to regulate but not prohibit the use of marijuana for medical purposes or by adults. Utah and Missouri became the 31st and 32nd states to adopt comprehensive medical cannabis laws, while Michigan became the ninth state to legalize cannabis and authorize a regulated cannabis market for adults 21 and older. Lawmakers and administrative agencies in these three states are already hard at work implementing their new laws and creating the regulations that will govern their forthcoming medical and adult-use cannabis industries. As with any policy area, the devil will be in the details, and the decisions state officials make over the next 12 to 18 months will have an immense impact on the success of these voter-approved laws and the businesses that must follow them. As policymakers begin to grapple with creating….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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Paid Family Leave webinar specifically for public employers

Paid Family Leave webinar specifically for public employersSource: New York State Workers' Compensation BoardLearn about the nation’s strongest and most comprehensive paid family leave and how public employers can opt in at a special Paid Family Leave webinar specifically for public employers. This one-hour, online session will provide you with an overview of the state’s landmark Paid Family Leave benefit, and the easy process for opting in. Paid Family Leave is employee-paid insurance that provides employees with job-protected, paid time off from work to bond with a new child, care for a family member with a serious health condition, or assist when a spouse, domestic partner, child or parent is deployed abroad on active military service. Under the New York Paid Family Leave law, it is easy for public employers to opt in to provide access to these benefits for your employees. Those with union-represented employees may provide Paid Family Leave if it is agreed….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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Accidental disability retirement benefits are available to an applicant if the precipitating event is not a risk of the work ordinarily performed by the applicant

Accidental disability retirement benefits are available to an applicant if the precipitating event is not a risk of the work ordinarily performed by the applicantLarivey v DiNapoli, 2019 NY Slip Op 00018, Appellate Division, Third DepartmentBecky C. Larivey, a bus attendant for a school district, applied for accidental disability retirement benefits after suffering a fall in the course of her being assigned to washing school buses. Her application was initially denied by the New York State Employees' Retirement System, but was subsequently granted by a Hearing Officer following a hearing. The State Comptroller overruled the Hearing Officer's decision and denied the application, deciding that the incident precipitating Larivey's fall and injury did not constitute an accident within the meaning of the Retirement and Social Security Law [RSSL]. Larivey appealed the Comptroller's determination.The Appellate Division said that it is well settled that, for….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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