Well being IT is characterized as “giving the umbrella skeleton to depict the exhaustive administration of well being data and its secure trade between patrons, suppliers, authorities and high quality substances, and guarantors.” The developments in Well being Care Data Expertise Software intend to boost human companies high quality, forestall medicinal slips, diminish expense, diminish paperwork, and then some.
The Well being Care Industry has made noteworthy strides of their engineering with the improvement of digital endorsing and electronic therapeutic information (EMR). Digital Prescribing is the capability to ship failure free, correct, and cheap solutions electronically from the provider to the drug store. EMR is a mechanized history of patient well being data. EMR’s are housed on health data frameworks that permit house, recovery and control of information by social insurance coverage suppliers. These electronic competencies have demonstrated to assist in the targets of enhancing human providers quality by diminishing medicinal errors and lessening expenses.
Health Insurance coverage suppliers are relied upon to see real income from the eprescribing and EMR programs. For instance, Medicare might “spare as much as $156 million over the five-year course of the challenge because of stayed away from antagonistic capsule occasions.” One other vary to revenue is specialists. Research have demonstrated that specialists using eprescribing programming “spare about $0.70 for each patient for each month, which interprets to $845,000 yearly for each one hundred,000 protected sufferers filling remedies.
In the occasion that the immediate expense sparing income don’t attract human providers suppliers sufficient, they additionally achieve funds via a substantial lot of the health enactments and administrations as of now set up. Motivating forces are supplied for those who partake in eprescribing programming and Electronic Medical Records, and in future years punishments will be supplied for those that don’t take an interest.
Illustrations of impetuses are by the Medicare Enhancements for Sufferers and Suppliers Act (MIPPA), the Well being Data Know-how for Economics and Clinical Health Act (HITECH) procurements within the American Restoration and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). They each offer a reward for those who take an curiosity within the electronic medicinal report or the e-endorsing projects.
MIPPA has outlined a year by yr p.c reward for eprescribing members and a 12 months by year punishment for non eprescribing members. Starting in 2009, they remunerated 2% and took no punishment. Not long from now (2010) they’ll moreover remunerate 2% and take no punishment. In 2011, MIPPA will compensate 1% with still no punishment. In 2012 the punishment starts. They’ll in any case compensate 1% to members yet will likewise begin punishing non members at 1%. In 2013 the charges move to 0.5% prize and 1.5% punishment. Previous 2013, those partaking in digital endorsing projects will not applicable a motivating force yet within the event that you simply pick not to take an interest you will be hit with a 2% punishment.
The ARRA HITECH motivations bargain extra with EMR’s or EHR’s (Digital Health Data) additionally might be eprescribing. President Obama marked this demonstration into legislation in February 2009. Restorative consultants who furnish Medicare and Medicaid Providers and as well as EMR’s are qualified to appropriate to the extent that $44,000 in motivations.
MIPPA and ARRA HITECH are solely two illustrations of the numerous impetus programs that the legislature has endorsed. Social insurance suppliers that do not partake in electronic endorsing and digital well being data pass up a major opportunity for these and additionally the ROI and expense funding funds. What’s more, this is merely the starting. The U.s Department of Well being and Human Companies is conserving on putting endeavors to Healthcare Information Technology Software program and improvements. It is the wave of what is to come back the earlier you hop on the better.
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My husband was deported a few years ago. I’ve heard that to re-enter, he must do a 212 application. What is this application?
According to U.S. immigration law, people who have been removed from the USA may not be re-admitted to the USA for a specified period of time unless they apply for and are granted permission to reapply for admission.
Permission to Reapply for Admission is done by submitting Form I-212 along with supporting documents and the filing fee. If approved, the applicant will receive an I-212 waiver.
This is uncomplicated in theory – in practice, not so much. Not all individuals who have been deported will benefit from filing I-212. It depends upon the circumstances under which your husband was deported.
An individual who has been ordered removed from the United States after an Immigration Judge has made a finding of fraud (which imposes a lifetime bar to entering the U.S.) will require an I-212 waiver application AND either an I-601 waiver application (if the individual is applying for an immigrant visa) or an I-192 waiver application (if the individual is applying for a nonimmigrant visa).
The I-212 application, if granted, would waive the prior removal. The I-601 or I-192 application, if granted, would waive the fraud on grounds of inadmissibility.
Also specific time periods may bar re-admission. For example, individuals who are removed in an expedited removal proceeding or through removal proceedings initiated upon the individual’s arrival in the USA must wait five years. There is a 10-year waiting period for individuals removed after a removal hearing before an immigration judge or for individuals who departed the USA while an order of removal was outstanding. There is a 20-year waiting period for individuals who have been ordered removed more than once.
There are no specific statutory standards to be met, and applications are considered on a case-by-case basis. Experienced immigration legal counsel can assist you in building your case. Some of the determining factors include:
- Basis for deportation
- Moral character of applicant
- Family responsibilities of applicant
- Respect for law and order
Be aware that illegal re-entry after deportation or removal is a federal crime. The penalty includes imprisonment of up to 2 years, or 10 years if the past removal was based on a conviction for 3 or more misdemeanors involving drugs, crimes against the person, or both, of a felony (other than an aggravated felony, for which the penalty can be 20 years).
Procedure for filing an I-212
Applicants filing an immigrant visa in the US (often with an I-601) should file the application with the USCIS district office that has jurisdiction over the location where the removal proceedings were held. However, if the visa application is filed abroad, then the I-212 is filed with the consular post having jurisdiction over the applicant’s foreign residence.
If the applicant is seeking a non-immigrant visa, then the application is filed with the visa and 212(d)(3) application. The consular officer will forward the application to the USCIS district director over the place where the removal proceedings were held.
How long does it take?
Processing times for I-212 vary but in general 4 months is reasonable estimate with the USCIS.
Anytime someone has been deported and then later seeks to re-enter, the legal steps involved will be numerous and arduous. If you’re preparing to walk this path, you need expert, experience immigration legal counsel. In North Carolina, contact The Law Office of Stephen M. Corby today to discuss I-212 applications with one of our experienced immigration lawyers. We’ll be with you every step of the way.
I just moved to North Carolina. My husband is a registered sex offender. Can I obtain a marriage Visa to bring him to the USA? He’s in Mexico now.
With the help of an experience North Carolina immigration attorney, you will need to complete two forms (I-130 and I-601) and submit them to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) along with required accompanying documents specified by the forms. The filing fees amount to $1005.00.
You can begin the visa process by filing a visa petition on Form I-130 (Petition for Alien Relative). The form only has two pages and the filing fee is $420.00.
The I-130 visa petition requires you to submit supporting documents and payment along with the form. You are not finished with the visa petition until you have gathered:
- Proof of your U.S. citizen status such as a birth certificate, passport, certificate of naturalization or Form FS-20 indicated birth abroad of a U.S. citizen
- Proof that you are legally married. This proof should include at a minimum a copy of your marriage certificate, most likely from a government source. If you or your spouse has been previously married, you must include proof that a copy of a death, divorce or annulment certificate to indicate termination of the marriage.
- Completed forms G-325-A, Biographic Information completed by you and your husband.
- A passport-style photo of each of you on your respective Forms G-325-A.
- The fee for an I-130 visa petition which is currently $420.00
You case is even more complicated because waiver I-601 must also be filed because of your husband’s criminal record. This form is anything but simple. The form itself has nine pages and is accompanied by 13 pages of instructions. The filing fee for this waiver is $585.00.
In order to obtain a waiver, the I-601 application must show that you (as a USA citizen or permanent resident) would suffer extreme hardship if your husband is denied entry. However, the law does not provide a definition of the term “extreme hardship”; therefore, this leaves the decision to grant or not grant the waiver up to the adjudicators who review the evidence you submit.
Insufficient evidence of extreme hardship is one of the most common reasons that U.S. immigration authorities deny an I-601 waiver application.
You will mail these forms (with accompanying documents and fee) to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). As with any immigration legal process, completing these immigration forms can be less stressful with the assistance of an experienced, trusted immigration attorney from The Law Office of Stephen M. Corby. Contact us today for a private consultation about your immigration situation.
The simple answer to this question is “probably yes.” Knowing how to get child support can be crucial to the quality of life your child will be able to have. In the State of North Carolina, only a person with legal custody can request child support and having custody doesn’t mean you will get child support automatically—you’ll have to ask for it. You can get child support even if you share custody with the other parent, if the numbers justify it. The amount of child support is based on state guidelines that take into account both parents’ gross income and contributions for health insurance, child care costs, and any extra expenses.
It’s important to remember that even having sole custody doesn’t mean you will get child support automatically—you’ll have to ask for it as mentioned above. In most instances, when seeking child support it’s wise to have an experienced North Carolina family law attorney by your side.
If you and your spouse have joint physical and legal custody of your children, and one of you earns a great deal more than the other, then it’s likely that spouse will pay child support to their ex.
Joint physical custody means that both parents spend significant time with the children, but the time split doesn’t have to be equal. The parents can define what joint custody means to them. Sole physical custody means that the child lives with one parent for significantly more time than the other.
Joint legal custody means that the parents make decisions together about the child’s welfare, including things like medical care and education. Sole physical custody means that only one parent has the authority to make those decisions, and isn’t required to consult with the other parent before taking actions that affect the child.
North Carolina’s child support guidelines are based on the “income shares” model, which was developed under the Child Support Guidelines Project funded by the U.S. Office of Child Support Enforcement and administered by the National Center for State Courts. The income shares model is based on the concept that child support is a shared parental obligation and that a child should receive the same proportion of parental income he or she would have received if the child’s parents lived together. The schedule of basic child support obligations is based primarily on economic research performed pursuant to the Family Support Act of 1988 [P.L. 100-485, § 128], which required the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to conduct a study of the patterns of expenditures on children. The schedule has been updated based on changes in the consumer price index, changes in federal and state tax rates, and other date.
Contact The Law Office of Stephen M. Corby today to learn more about types of custody and how they might apply to you in terms of obtaining or having to pay child support.
My husband and I divorced 4 years ago in North Carolina. I’m looking to relocate to California and take our son with us. He says I can’t. Who is right?
The answer to your question depends on many factors; however, one of the most important factors hinges on the type of child custody you were granted by the court at the time of your divorce. Divorce and child custody decisions in the state of North Carolina are determined using the best interest of the child standard.
Please bear in mind that even as a noncustodial parent, your husband can appeal to the court to stall your move. He would need to prove to the court how such a move would negatively affect his relationship with the child. Depending on your circumstances, if you are considering moving out of the state, you will most likely have to obtain permission from your ex-spouse in writing or go to court to prove how this move is in the child’s best interest.
If you and your spouse have joint physical and legal custody of your children and your husband does not want you take your son to California to live, you will definitely need to appear before a judge for resolution. In such circumstances, experienced, proven family law and divorce counsel is highly recommended. In these cases you will need to schedule a court setting for a judge to decide regarding your relocation. Prior to the hearing, you need legal counsel to assist you in preparing your case. At the hearing, your attorney will be present, and you may bring or subpoena witnesses such as family members, neighbors, teachers, doctors, therapist, etc. After the judge makes a determination, a “court order” is issued. Unlike Separation Agreements, a Court / Custody Order is signed by the Judge and becomes enforceable by the Contempt Powers of the Court.
Joint physical custody means that both parents spend significant time with the children, but the time split doesn’t have to be equal. The parents can define what joint custody means to them. Sole physical custody means that the child lives with one parent for significantly more time than the other but the other parent may have visitation rights.
Joint legal custody means the parents make decisions together about the child’s welfare, including things like medical care and education and where the child will live. Sole physical custody means that only one parent has the authority to make those decisions, and isn’t required to consult with the other parent before taking actions that affect the child. Parents in North Carolina can petition the court for sole, or exclusive, custody. Under this arrangement, the custodial parent makes all the major decisions involving the child. The custodial parent has complete legal and physical custody of the child at all times. However, the court can order that the non-custodial parent have continued contact with the child through visitation.
Contact The Law Office of Stephen M. Corby in Charlotte, NC today. Our divorce and child custody attorneys are experienced at representing clients in custodial relocation cases and can assist you through this trying and difficult process. Child custody disputes are often highly emotional and stressful events, and you need expert North Carolina family law attorneys working for you!
The right of persons to work in the State of North Carolina shall not be denied or abridged on account of membership or non-membership in any labor union or labor organization or association. This declaration of public policy was enacted into law on March 18, 1947.
It means that certain agreements are declared illegal according to this business law. For example, any agreement or combination between any employer and any labor union or labor organization whereby persons not members of such union or organization shall be denied the right to work is illegal.
It means that employers cannot require membership in a union as a condition of employment. Also it means non-membership in a union as a condition of employment is prohibited. In other words, an employer cannot fire an employee because they join a union.
Federal law—the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) enforced by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) governs unionization in private employment and allows states to choose whether they want to be right-to-work states. Private employers in North Carolina are bound by federal law when it comes to the obligation to recognize unions and engage in collective bargaining, but they are also bound by the State law that makes North Carolina a right-to-work state.
Federal law does not govern unionization in governmental employment. The NLRA and the NLRB have no jurisdiction over governmental employment. Instead, states are free to design their own laws for the state government as employer and for local governmental units as employers regarding recognition of unions and the obligation to engage in collective bargaining. North Caroline has chosen to ban collective bargaining in governmental employment altogether.
Payment of dues as a condition of employment is prohibited. No employer shall require any person, as a condition of employment or continuation of employment, to pay any dues, fees or other charges of any kind to labor union or a labor organization.
Any person who may be denied employment or deprived of continuation of employment due to violation of these laws shall be entitled to recover damages in the courts of this State as they have sustained by reason of deprivation of employment for these reasons from an employer or any association acting in concert with the employer.
The right to work law for North Carolina also states that contracts between units of government and labor unions, trade unions or labor organizations concerning public employees are illegal.
Note: All the provisions of the Right to Work Law governing North Carolina can be found in Chapter 95. Department of Labor and Labor Regulations, Article 10, Declaration of Policy as to Labor Organizations N.C. Gen Stat. §§ 95-78 to 84.
If you’re an employer in North Carolina seeking to understand the legality and/or impact of joining or making an agreement with a workers union, you need to contact The Law Office of Stephen M. Corby today. Our experienced corporate lawyers can assist in answering your important questions and provide your business legal counsel regarding North Carolina’s right to work laws.
A client of ours is going out of business in Charlotte. This client claims that because of their closing, they don’t have to pay us two outstanding invoices totaling $50k. What can we do?
There several details behind your question that our business lawyers would need to have prior to adequately answering your question. That said, there are few general observations to make.
The first and most basic question would be: What is this $50k payment due you for? — Goods or services or a combination of both? In either case, it’s probably a good idea to stop delivery of all goods or services to the client if you haven’t already. This may seem obvious, but depending on the size of your organization, delivery of goods and services to clients can be an automated part of your business process that is still ongoing. Further, it may be possible for you to demand the return of some goods that have already been delivered.
How long has the client owed you this money?
Unfortunately, the answer to this question is most likely to be filed in the “lesson learned” folder. Especially during these lean and mean times, businesses need to stay on top of monies owed or accounts receivable. This means that you need a process established that includes timely invoicing and contact of customers who owe you money. This also means establishing policies that limit or even stop extending credit to clients who don’t pay on a timely basis.
What kind of contract or legal agreement is associated with this $50k debt?
According to North Carolina business law, “principals and directors of a corporation owe a fiduciary duty to creditors of the corporation when the corporation is insolvent and ‘under circumstances amounting to a “winding up” or dissolution of the corporation.’” Order ¶6.
A Temporary Restraining Order was recently entered in Americana Development Inc. v. Ebius Trading and Distributing Co. preventing it from paying debts guaranteed by the Principals and Officers in exclusion of its other debts. The Principals and Officers in some companies have written agreements to favor only those creditors whose debts are personally guaranteed by the leaders of the company declaring bankruptcy. They don’t get away with this very easily now in North Carolina thanks in part to this recent ruling.
How exactly is the client going out of business?
For example, have they already filed for Chapter 7 or a Chapter 11? If they have, your attempts to collect your money will be very limited—especially without experienced business legal counsel.
Under the Bankruptcy Code, the commencement of a bankruptcy case triggers an automatic stay of all pending or potential actions to collect pre-petition claims against the debtor. This means that you cannot initiate or continue any collection efforts against the debtor or the debtor’s property to collect monies owed before the date on which the debtor filed a petition for relief. If you continue to pursue collection efforts after the automatic stay has become effective, the bankruptcy court may impose sanctions against you. If the court determines that you “willfully” violated the automatic stay, you may have to pay damages, attorney’s fees and punitive damages.
As you can see, there are myriad determining factors at play that affect if and how much of the $50k you will be able to recover. Contact The Law Offices of Stephen M. Corby today and ask to speak to one of our knowledgeable business lawyers. We can help you sift through this quickly because we know the right questions to ask.
Our software company has a senior researcher who is leaving our company at the end of the month and going to a competitor. What steps can we take to make sure our intellectual property is protected?
Employees owe their employer a duty of loyalty while employed and, absent an enforceable non-competition agreement, the employee is free to go into competition with an employer and use his or her general knowledge, skills and experience.
It is not enough for a company to assert it has trade secrets and then assume the burden is on the employee to prove that a violation has not happened. A recent case in business court here in North Carolina in September 2014, Unimin Corp. v. Gallo, 2013 NCBC 43, illustrates clearly the burden of proof for violation of trade secrets is on the plaintiff—you, and not the former employee.
Op. ¶41 from Judge Bledsoe in this case reads:
“Plaintiff broadly identifies various processes as its alleged trade secrets without offering evidence that those processes are unique to Plaintiff or have been modified by Plaintiff in unique ways. For example, Plaintiff describes its ‘mining process control plan as using “[REDACTED] modeling and process simulations’ that develop ‘mineral processing strategies’ but does not offer evidence explaining what those simulations and strategies are or why these simulations and strategies are unique to Plaintiff.”
There are steps a company can take to help ensure their employees are aware of specific trade secrets. This is not an exhaustive list and, of course, you’ll want to have an experienced North Carolina business attorney first review your policies regarding trade secrets to make sure they’re legally tenable and without loopholes.
- Identify what is a trade secret.
- Keep that information secret. (For example, describing a trade secret in a patent application will destroy the trade secret when the application is published.)
Make sure that other papers such as your business plans, white papers and communications at trade shows do not expose trade secrets.
- The company must make its employees conscious that certain information is confidential and not to be disclosed outside the company.
- Conduct an exit interview to review existing agreements, status of projects and location of information and files before the employee leaves.
- Tailor non-compete agreements that must be signed by applicants prior to commencement of employment. Make it part of an employee handbook or the “big stack of HR paperwork” your employees sign when beginning their employment. A general confidentiality agreement is not sufficient to protect trade secrets without effort from company leadership to let employees know that information is secret.
These non-compete agreements should be approved by business legal counsel. In most states, reasonable non-compete agreements are enforceable. However some states such as California will not enforce non-compete agreements.
The nature of an employee’s responsibilities, the length of obligations and definition of competing business are all key terms to remember. If you’ve used a boilerplate non-compete agreement you may have a false sense of security. Go back and review it. Or, better yet, contact the experienced business lawyers at The Law Office of Stephen M. Corby today. Don’t sell your business short by trying to go it alone.
When assessing the split of property during a divorce, it is important to understand the difference between “community” and “separate” property.
From the beginning of marriage, all money earned is owed by both parties till the separation date. All property acquired using community money is owned equally by husband and wife. Whomever makes the purchase during this timeframe does not matter. When looking at debts, all debt accrued during marriage is also split between both parties as community debts. Community debts include examples like unpaid balances on credit cards, home mortgages and car loan balances. It goes without saying that it is recommended to cancel all bank accounts, credit cards and joint accounts after divorce.
Separate property is considered anything owned prior to marriage, inherited or received as a gift during marriage, or anything earned after the date of separation. When one party gives up any property to the other party in writing, the property is then classified as separate property. There are instances where separate property can become tied-in with community property. Either party may have to show evidence that documents payment paid via “separate” money instead of “community” money. Any debt incurred prior to marriage is considered separate debt, meaning it stays only with the original party who accrued it. Examples of separate debt include student loans, job training loans, or even adult education course debts. If one person covers the down payment on a car, and then pays off the car with community money after marriage, the original down payment will be paid back because it is considered separate property.
Dividing the Property
In some states, the parties’ community property has to be divided “equally.” That does not mean that each item of community property has to be divided equally, but the distribution has to be nearly equal division of the total value of the community property. Many community property states, allow the court to make an “equitable” division of community property that is “fair” to both spouses. In these states, the courts will consider various factors when making the division, such as each spouse’s current income and future earning potential. Some states will consider a spouse’s fault in causing the divorce or fraud in dealing with the parties’ property or assets during the marriage lifespan. Sometimes the “community” property tag is automatically put on most assets in the divorce, and each party must provide documented evidence of its “separate” value.