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HTMLEEOC Releases Guidance Concerning the Mental Health Provider’s Role in ADA Reasonable Accommodation Requests
Robert Sheridan; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
February 24, 2017, previously published on January 18, 2017
The EEOC recently published guidance for mental health providers describing their role in an employee or applicant’s request for a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”). While the guidance is primarily aimed at providing information to mental...


HTMLThe Future of the ACA Week 4: The Ryan Plan, “A Better Way”
Alden J. Bianchi, Edward Lenz; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
January 27, 2017, previously published on December 29, 2016
The recent Republican election victories appear to ensure that the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) days are numbered. But with nearly a fifth of the U.S. economy, and the health care coverage for some tens of millions of U.S. citizens, at stake, the law will not simply be repealed. Somethingwill...


HTMLCures Act Delivers Cure for Small Employers
Dale R. Vlasek; McDonald Hopkins LLC;
Legal Alert/Article
January 20, 2017, previously published on December 29, 2016
Small employers finally have a fix for a problem that has confronted them ever since the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) individual mandate became effective in 2014.


HTMLLimiting Opioid use in Workers' Compensation Cases
Alicia Weaver Birach; Foster, Swift, Collins & Smith, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
December 6, 2016, previously published on November 17, 2016
The Workers' Compensation Health Care Services Rules were amended to include provisions placing limitations on physicians’ ability to receive reimbursement for opioid treatment beyond 90 days if certain requirements are not met. The requirements were implemented to address the problems...


HTMLYou Said It, Now We’re Going to Hold You to It! Hospitals Estopped from Asserting Disqualification Argument
C. Thomas Davis, Kang He; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
November 14, 2016, previously published on November 4, 2016
In theory, it is not an unfair labor practice to refuse to negotiate with a union engaged in competition with the employer—unless, of course, the employer gave the union other reasons for refusing to negotiate.


HTMLSouth Carolina Court Decides Key Health Care Case
James G. Long; Nexsen Pruet, LLC;
Legal Alert/Article
September 26, 2016, previously published on September 20, 2016
The South Carolina Supreme Court has decided a case with great significance in the health care industry. The court overturned a ban on physicians employing physical therapists and gave guidance regarding how state agencies make rules.


HTMLWhen Patient Care Needs and Employee FMLA Demands Conflict
Liz S. Washko; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
September 14, 2016, previously published on September 7, 2016
A healthcare employer’s primary mission is to provide appropriate medical care and treatment to patients. In order to provide such care, healthcare companies rely on the steady and committed presence of competent, licensed professionals who are ready, willing, and able to perform the tasks...


HTMLIllinois Law Mandates Unpaid Child Bereavement Leave
Jody Kahn Mason, Kathryn Montgomery Moran; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
September 2, 2016, previously published on August 11, 2016
Illinois employers with at least 50 employees must provide employees who suffered the loss of a child with up to two weeks (10 work days) of unpaid leave under the new Child Bereavement Leave Act. The new law took effect immediately upon Governor Bruce Rauner’s signature on July 29, 2016.


HTMLAre Physician Non-Competition Agreements Under Attack?
James J. Boutrous; McDonald Hopkins LLC;
Legal Alert/Article
August 30, 2016, previously published on August 2, 2016
On July 12, 2016, Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimomdo signed into law a bill prohibiting non-competition language in most physician agreements. The law prohibits virtually all restrictions on a physician’s ability to practice medicine post-employment with his/her private practice, hospital...


HTMLNavigating Pennsylvania's New Medical Marijuana Act: What Employers Need to Know
Duane Morris LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 22, 2016, previously published on May 17, 2016
On April 17, 2016, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf signed the Medical Marijuana Act (“the Act”) into law. The Act, which takes effect on May 17, 2016, legalizes the use and possession of medical marijuana under specified circumstances and provides for a comprehensive program of...


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