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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.

 

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....

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 


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