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HTMLHow's Your ESI Score?
Tillman Y. Coffey; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 28, 2014, previously published on November 3, 2014
No question that customer satisfaction is a primary goal and focus for dealerships (and manufacturers). In a highly-competitive industry where products and prices can be virtually identical, dealerships understand that customer satisfaction may be the only difference between them and their...

 

HTMLDon't Fear The Reefer, Oregon Employers: Legalization of Recreational Marijuana Will Not Impact Company Policies
Richard R. Meneghello; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 28, 2014, previously published on November 5, 2014
On November 4, 2014, Oregon joined Colorado and Washington when voters approved a state initiative legalizing the recreational use of marijuana (Alaska passed a similar law the same day). As of July 1, 2015, it will no longer be illegal for adults over the age of 21 in Oregon to possess one ounce...

 

HTMLThe EEOC Over-reaches Again: the Agency's Ongoing Interest in Employee Background Checks - Criminal and Otherwise
Jeff Weintraub; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 28, 2014, previously published on November 3, 2014
Jeff Weintraub’s article “The EEOC Over-reaches Again: the Agency’s Ongoing Interest in Employee Background Checks - Criminal and Otherwise” was featured in the November issue of HR Professional Magazine.

 

HTMLDo You Have A Health Plan Identifier?
Jeffrey D. Smith; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 28, 2014, previously published on November 3, 2014
With great focus on healthcare reform, you may have missed a current requirement for health plans to apply for and obtain a Health Plan Identifier (HPID). This requirement does not come from the Affordable Care Act, but rather the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA)....

 

HTMLSurvive The Season With Our Open Enrollment Checklist
Tabatha L. George; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 28, 2014, previously published on November 3, 2014
It’s that time of year again, when fall weather brings with it a host of legal obligations for plan sponsors running open enrollment. Here’s what you need to know to survive the season.

 

HTMLDon't Fall Into The Gap: Wage/Hour Lawsuit Highlights Risks For Employers
Raymond C. Haley, A. Kevin Troutman; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 28, 2014, previously published on November 3, 2014
In August, the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit affirmed dismissal of five purported class or collective actions brought against a number of healthcare systems and their affiliates. Although favorable for the employers, this decision illustrates that plaintiffs’ lawyers...

 

HTMLIt's Official: $10.10 Minimum Wage For Government Contractors
Thomas P. Rebel; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 28, 2014, previously published on November 3, 2014
The U.S. Labor Department (DOL) published final regulations implementing President Obama’s Executive Order, raising the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour for workers on government contracts. The new minimum wage will take effect January 1, 2015, and will be adjusted annually, as it is indexed...

 

HTMLShift Worker Rules Warrant Special Attention
Jeffrey A. Dretler; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 28, 2014, previously published on November 3, 2014
The long-term-care industry depends on shift workers to provide patient care 24 hours per day, seven days per week. But even experienced and sophisticated employers can find the application of state and federal labor and employment laws particularly challenging in a shift-work setting. This article...

 

HTMLAuto Dealers Will Soon Have To Maintain OSHA 300 Recordkeeping
Howard A. Mavity; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 28, 2014, previously published on November 3, 2014
Come January 1, 2015, OSHA’s newly announced Recordkeeping changes will most harshly affect manufacturers but the largest group affected is auto dealers.

 

HTMLHow To Analyze A HIPAA Breach
Tabatha L. George; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 28, 2014, previously published on November 3, 2014
The Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH Act) and subsequent regulations have changed several aspects of compliance with HIPAA, including the way covered entities should think about misuses of Protected Health Information (PHI).

 


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