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|Ebola Virus: Frequently Asked Questions|
Fisher Phillips LLP;
December 10, 2014, previously published on October 22, 2014Ebola virus disease (formerly known as Ebola hemorrhagic fever) is a severe, often fatal illness, with a death rate of up to 90%. The illness affects humans and nonhuman primates (monkeys, gorillas, and chimpanzees).
|The Affordable Care Act—Countdown to Compliance for Employers, Week 6: Labor and Treasury Departments Play Whack-a-Mole with Employer Payment Plans|
Alden J. Bianchi; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
December 8, 2014, previously published on November 17, 2014Last year, the Department of Labor and the Treasury Department/IRS (Departments) issued guidance on the application of certain of the Affordable Care Act’s insurance market reforms to health reimbursement arrangements (HRAs), certain health flexible spending arrangements (health FSAs) and...
|Ebola and Employer Obligations|
Duncan A. W. Abate, Hong Tran; Mayer Brown JSM;
December 5, 2014, previously published on November 10, 2014The outbreak of the Ebola Virus Disease (“Ebola”) in West Africa has received considerable media attention as it begins to spread outside of Africa. In August 2014, the Government of Hong Kong confirmed that Ebola is grouped under Viral Haemorrhagic Fever (“VHF”), which is...
|Oregon Legalizes Recreational Marijuana Use|
Kelly Riggs; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
November 28, 2014, previously published on November 7, 2014On November 4, 2014, Oregon voters approved a ballot measure to legalize recreational marijuana use. The new Oregon law, known as the Control, Regulation, and Taxation of Marijuana and Industrial Hemp Act, allows people 21 years of age and older to possess up to eight ounces of marijuana in their...
|New Hampshire Law Requires Employers of Health Care Workers to Take Preventative Action Against Risks of Employee Drug Use|
Charla Bizios Stevens; McLane, Graf, Raulerson & Middleton Professional Association;
November 28, 2014, previously published on November 6, 2014Last session the New Hampshire Legislature enacted a new law designed to protect patients of health care facilities from the dangers associated with drug-use and drug-diverting by health care workers. RSA 151:41, which was effective August 25, 2014, requires most health care facilities and licensed...
|From the Desk of the HR Manager, October 2014|
McCarthy Tetrault LLP;
November 28, 2014, previously published on November 4, 2014The Conference will open with a plenary discussion of Mental Health in the Workplace. As society works to remove the stigma associated with mental health issues, employers grapple with how to identify, address and manage such issues in the workplace. In this session, Paul Boniferro, myself and...
Matthew R. Korn, A. Kevin Troutman; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
November 28, 2014, previously published on November 3, 2014How should an employer respond when it learns that an employee is planning a trip to West Africa to visit family? What if other employees refuse to come to work because they fear that the returning employee may have been exposed to Ebola Virus Disease? Recognizing that the healthcare setting...
|From the Desk of the HR Manager, November 2014|
Melissa Kennedy; McCarthy Tetrault LLP;
November 28, 2014, previously published on November 18, 2014With the holiday season fast approaching, many organizations are in the midst of planning their annual holiday parties, meant to recognize the culmination of a year of hard work by employees and celebrate the holiday season. Although this time of year is marked with celebration and provides for a...
|The Missouri Supreme Court Invalidates an Employment Contract Arbitration Clause for Lack of Consideration|
Robert F. Chandler; Baker Sterchi Cowden & Rice, L.L.C.;
November 28, 2014, previously published on October 30, 2014On August 19, 2014, the Missouri Supreme Court sustained the trial court’s denial of an employer’s motion to compel arbitration in the case of Carla Baker v. Bristol Care, Inc. d/b/a Bristol Manor, et al., No. SC93451. The Court ruled: 1) that because the arbitration agreement did not...
|Prepare, Don’t Panic - Seven Tips for Ebola Preparedness in the Workplace|
Ivo Becica; Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP;
November 20, 2014, previously published on November 3, 2014While there have only been four confirmed cases of Ebola in the United States, public concern about the potential spread of the virus has been growing rapidly. Most experts agree that the U.S. health system is well-equipped to contain Ebola, which spreads only through direct contact with the bodily...