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|We Should Not Be Dealing With Measles Concerns in 2015, But We Are.|
Howard A. Mavity; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
March 3, 2015, previously published on February 4, 2015 Crazy as it seems, highly publicized Pandemic, Ebola and now Measles concerns are good for the U.S. Each time our short attention span is directed to the latest disease concern, we briefly recognize the seriousness of such concerns and improve national and individual capacity to respond. As a...
|Clean-Uniform Policy May Lead to Additional Pay|
Fisher Phillips LLP;
February 26, 2015, previously published on February 2, 2015Most 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.
|Healthcare Employer Lands in Patient-Privacy Predicament|
Sally F. Barron; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
February 26, 2015, previously published on February 2, 2015Healthcare 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...
|New York Whistlebrower Court First to Address What It Means to "Identify Overpayment under ACA's 60 Day Rule|
Breazeale Sachse Wilson L.L.P.;
February 26, 2015, previously published on January 21, 2015For the first time since its enactment as part of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in 2010, a federal court in a whistleblower action will consider a provision requiring providers to return overpayments within sixty days of when they are “identified.” The upcoming decision by the United...
|District of Columbia Enacts New Law Providing Increased Protections for Pregnant Workers and Nursing Mothers|
Susan Richards Salen; Rees Broome, PC;
February 24, 2015The District of Columbia joined Delaware, Illinois, West Virginia and Maryland by enacting legislation to give additional protections to pregnant workers. On October 24, 2014, the District of Columbia enacted the “Protecting Pregnant Workers Fairness Act of 2014” (PPWFA or the...
|Court Voids Labor Department’s Overtime Requirement and Narrowing of the 'Companionship' Exemption|
Jerrold F. Goldberg; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
February 24, 2015, previously published on February 5, 2015In two forcefully-worded opinions by Judge Richard J. Leon, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia on Dec. 22, 2014, and Jan. 14, 2015, struck down a U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) regulation that would have required third party employers of employees engaged in companionship services...
|Rite Aid Pharmacy Chain Settles Whistleblower Case with the United States Government|
Sarah Logan Mancebo; GrayRobinson, P.A.;
February 18, 2015, previously published on December 9, 2014Rite Aid Corporation (“Rite Aid”) paid the United States government nearly $3 million to settle claims alleging it violated the False Claims Act between 2008 and 2010 for knowingly and improperly exerting undue influence on the decisions of Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries. According...
|Top Ten Current Employer Obamacare Questions|
John R. Paliga; Gordon Feinblatt LLC;
February 5, 2015, previously published on Winter 2014Q1 Our company offers health care coverage to employees. Are our employees eligible for health care coverage under the so-called "Obamacare" Health Care Exchanges, such as MarylandHealthConnection.gov or the federal exchange, HealthCare.gov? Yes. Generally speaking, everyone is eligible...
|New OSHA Reporting Requirements Now In Effect|
Edwin G. Foulke, Howard A. Mavity; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
February 4, 2015, previously published on January 6, 2015As 2015 begins, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is sharpening its emphasis on inspecting and citing employers who violate its recordkeeping standard. This takes on greater importance because of the changes and new reporting requirements that became effective on January 1,...
|IRS Q&A Regarding Pre-Tax Contributions to Employee Health Insurance Premiums Raises Red Flags|
Janis L. Adams, Kate E. Flewelling; Smith Haughey Rice Roegge P.C.;
February 3, 2015, previously published on December 29, 2014Many employers want to help their employees cover the cost of health insurance, even when they are not required to provide insurance under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) employer mandate. However, recent IRS guidance on the issue of employer health insurance premium subsidies should be reviewed...