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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.

 

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...

 

HTMLNot All Health Savings Plans Are Created Equal
Tabatha L. George; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 20, 2015, previously published on February 2, 2015
Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) have gained in popularity since the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, but many employers are unclear about how they differ from more traditional Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs). An employee can’t have both. Here’s why an HSA may make sense for...

 

HTMLEligibility Rules Need To Be In Writing
Steven A. Witt; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 20, 2015, previously published on February 2, 2015
Healthcare reform continues to roll on. 2014 saw the implementation of the health insurance exchanges, the Individual Mandate, and a host of new rules relating to employer-provided health coverage. 2015 marks the start of yet another major component of the Affordable Care Act (ACA): the Employer...

 

HTMLInteresting Comments From U.S. Labor Solicitor Smith
Ted Boehm; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 17, 2015, previously published on January 2, 2015
Solicitor of Labor M. Patricia Smith spoke at a December continuing-legal-education conference in Atlanta. Her remarks in a couple of areas were especially interesting.

 

HTML"Predictable Scheduling": An Undiscovered FLSA "Right"?
John E. Thompson; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 17, 2015, previously published on January 29, 2014
U.S. Wage and Hour Division Administrator David Weil reportedly has said that the Division is "looking very actively at" the question of whether workers should be legally entitled to "predictable scheduling". In recounting Mr. Weil's statements in a recent interview, Daily Labor...

 

HTMLNew Jersey's "Ban the Box" Law: FAQs for Employers
Alexa E. Miller; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 17, 2015, previously published on February 3, 2015
The New Jersey Opportunity to Compete Act, better known as “Ban the Box,” will go into effect in less than a month, making this a great time for employers to review their employment applications and hiring procedures to ensure that they will be in compliance with the new law. The...

 

HTMLTraditional Contract Rules Determine Whether Retirees Are Entitled to Lifetime Healthcare Benefits
Jason Brown; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 17, 2015, previously published on January 26, 2015
Today, in a unanimous decision, the U.S. Supreme Court held that courts must apply ordinary rules of contract interpretation when determining whether retiree healthcare benefits vest for life pursuant to the terms of a collective bargaining agreement. Writing for the Court, Justice Thomas wrote a...

 

HTMLJudge Vacates Parts of USDOL Home-Care Regulation
Ted Boehm, A. Kevin Troutman; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 17, 2015, previously published on January 16, 2015
A federal judge has scuttled key aspects of the U.S. Department of Labor's rule that would have extended the federal Fair Labor Standards Act's minimum-wage and overtime requirements to many home care workers starting January 1, 2015. Although USDOL will likely appeal the court's rulings, for now...

 

HTMLYour Most Important Employment Documents
D. Albert Brannen; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 6, 2015, previously published on January 2, 2015
Employment litigation can be expensive and time consuming. Success or failure in defending your company can turn on either the law or the facts. You can’t do too much to change the law that applies to any given case. But experience shows that employers can do a lot to shape the facts and to...

 


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