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|One-Time Anomaly Or Potential Turning Of The Tides? A Review Of The Supreme Court's 2014-2015 Term|
Marci E. Britt; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
August 7, 2015, previously published on August 3, 2015In a marked departure from the overwhelming success employers experienced before the Supreme Court in recent years, the less successful recently wrapped 2014-2015 term could be an indication that the judicial tides may be shifting against management. Of the six major decisions falling within the...
|HIPAA Enforcement On The Rise|
Nicholas Beermann; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
August 7, 2015, previously published on August 3, 2015The number of claims filed under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) have skyrocketed in recent years. The latest figures from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHS) highlight a dramatically increased enforcement effort by the government in administering...
|Be Careful What You Say: Allegations Of Worker Misconduct Might Be Defamation|
Jeffrey A. Dretler; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
August 7, 2015, previously published on August 3, 2015Healthcare institutions have a moral and legal obligation to promote patient safety as an essential component of patient care. Supervisors and managers must be supportive of their staffs while remaining vigilant about the enforcement of appropriate standards of care. Staff members who fail to meet...
|Risky Business: A Three-Step Plan For Addressing Harassment By Nonemployees|
Ted Boehm; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
August 7, 2015, previously published on August 3, 2015Employers have long understood that they face potential liability when an employee is sexually harassed by another employee and they do nothing to prevent or fix the known problem. It is also true, but perhaps less well known, that similar liability can result when employees are harassed by...
|Washington Employers Must Pay Piece Rate Workers Additional Rest Break Compensation|
Catharine M. Morisset; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
August 5, 2015, previously published on July 23, 2015With some limited exceptions, Washington State wage and hour rules require that workers receive a paid 10 minute rest break for every four hours worked. The Washington Supreme Court has now expanded employer obligations in this regard by ruling that employers must pay piece rate workers additional...
|Is Your Health Plan HIPAA Compliant?|
Tabatha L. George; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
August 4, 2015, previously published on August 3, 2015Data breaches with respect to medical information are on the rise, given that such information is generally more valuable on the black market than stolen credit card data. The 2015 breach of healthcare company Anthem, Inc., which saw over 37.5 million records exposed, affected one in four...
|The ACA Is (Apparently) Here To Stay: What Employers Need To Know|
Jeffrey D. Smith; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
August 4, 2015, previously published on August 3, 2015Now that the Supreme Court has, for the second time, upheld a major portion of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), it might be a good time to review your practices to ensure you are in compliance. The ACA’s new concept of what it means to be a full-time employee can significantly change how you...
|New California Law Expands Retaliation Coverage|
Lizbeth Ochoa; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
July 31, 2015, previously published on July 21, 2015On July 16, 2015, Governor Brown signed into law AB 987, amending the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) to reflect what many already believed to be the law: employers and other covered entities cannot retaliate against employees or other persons who request a religious accommodation...
|California Enacts "Fix-It" Legislation to Cure Ills of Paid Sick Leave Law|
John T. Lai, James J. McDonald; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
July 15, 2015, previously published on July 14, 2015California’s paid sick leave law went into effect on July 1, 2015, but soon found itself in the emergency room with many unpleasant side effects. On July 13, Governor Brown signed AB 304 into law, which fixes many of the defects and ambiguities in the original law (AB 1522) that confounded...
|Evaluating The Impact of USDOL's Salary Proposal|
John E. Thompson; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
July 15, 2015, previously published on July 10, 2015The U.S. Labor Department has of course proposed a substantial increase in the minimum salary amount required to meet the basic compensation criterion for an executive, administrative, professional, or a derivative exemption under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act's Section 13(a)(1).