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HTMLSoutheastern Auto Industry In OSHA's Sights?
Howard A. Mavity; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 27, 2015, previously published on December 10, 2014
Southeastern auto parts manufacturers need to stay on their toes. OSHA Region IV just announced $68,000 in citations against an Alabama metal stamping company that supplies oil pans, covers and parts for the auto industry. OSHA’s official press release emphasizes that the inspection was...

 

HTMLEmployment Law in Switzerland: Part II
Amanda K. Caldwell; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 27, 2015, previously published on January 29, 2015
This article is the second in a series which provides an introduction to the key elements of employment law in Switzerland. Although Swiss employment law is rather liberal in character when compared to employment laws of other nations, there are some limitations on the employer and requirements...

 

HTMLHealthcare Employer Lands in Patient-Privacy Predicament
Sally F. Barron; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 26, 2015, previously published on February 2, 2015
Healthcare providers are required by law to maintain the privacy of most patient information, and there are good business reasons for medical practices to protect patients’ personal information. In a recent case, a medical practice group found itself unwittingly having to disclose what it...

 

HTMLEmployee or Independent Contractor: Why It Matters?
Christopher J. Boman, Boris Sorsher; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 26, 2015, previously published on February 2, 2015
Every employer eventually tackles the question of whether its labor force is composed of employees, independent contractors, or a combination of both. The appeal of the independent contractor classification is understandable because the benefits are significant, including the elimination of the...

 

HTMLClean-Uniform Policy May Lead to Additional Pay
Fisher Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 26, 2015, previously published on February 2, 2015
Most healthcare employers require employees to wear some sort of uniform. Of course, the most familiar uniforms in this setting are “scrubs,” but some employers require lab coats or other garments.

 

HTMLWorkplace Violence: Keeping Employees Safe
Shayna H. Balch; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 26, 2015, previously published on February 2, 2015
Cartoonists shot at work in Paris. Teachers killed while trying to protect their students in Newtown, Connecticut. A CEO shot in the head and stomach by a recently demoted employee in Illinois. News reports are filled with horrific tragedies occurring in workplaces around the world.

 

HTMLHIPAA' s Criminal Charges Pack a Heavy Punch
Alexa E. Miller; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 26, 2015, previously published on February 2, 2015
Almost all healthcare providers and health plan administrators are familiar with the detailed requirements of the privacy and security rules under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). Violations can result in significant monetary penalties. But HIPAA violations can also...

 

HTMLThe Top 5 New Year's Resolutions for Your Dealership
Matthew R. Simpson; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 26, 2015, previously published on February 2, 2015
Given the hectic pace of work at dealerships, employment matters sometimes fall to the back of a dealership’s “to-do” list. Too often, the end result is expensive, embarrassing, and often unnecessary discrimination charges and lawsuits.

 

HTMLDOL's Wage Rule for Home Care Workers on Hold
Ted Boehm, A. Kevin Troutman; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 26, 2015, previously published on February 2, 2015
A federal judge has scuttled key aspects of the U.S. Labor Department's (DOL's) rule that would have extended the federal Fair Labor Standards Act's minimum wage and overtime requirements to many home care workers. The rule was to have gone into effect January 1, 2015.

 

HTMLFour Steps to Effective Performance Management
D. Albert Brannen; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 26, 2015, previously published on February 2, 2015
Getting the most out of employees has always challenged employers. It is particularly difficult in today’s highly regulated business environment with increased global competition and changing employee attitudes. Performance management is not just about dealing with the poor performers....

 


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