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Employer tips for managing FMLA compliance

  • Fisher & Phillips LLP
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  • USA
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  • March 13 2014

Marking the 20th anniversary of the Family and Medical Leave Act, about a year ago the U.S. Department of Labor trumpeted a survey concluding that the

Unsupported assumption about accomodating epilepsy costs hospital $215,000

  • Fisher & Phillips LLP
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  • USA
  • -
  • February 27 2014

Periodically, I blog on the need to avoid knee jerk decisions about whether employees with a disability can perform the essential functions of the job

If you're going to light up, pay up

  • Fisher & Phillips LLP
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  • USA
  • -
  • February 3 2014

Employees who smoke cost U.S. companies $6,000 more per year than their tobacco-free counterparts, according to a study released this summer by Micah

"You can't fire me for that I was off duty!"

  • Fisher & Phillips LLP
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  • USA
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  • February 3 2014

Employers learned long ago that it's wise to establish written policies which set forth the standards of conduct expected of their employees. These

How to analyze a HIPAA breach

  • Fisher & Phillips LLP
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  • USA
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  • February 3 2014

The Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH Act) and subsequent regulations have changed several aspects of

Proposed "independent misclassification" law

  • Fisher & Phillips LLP
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  • USA
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  • February 3 2014

Government efforts aimed at cracking down on perceived independent-contractor misclassification show no signs of slowing down as 2014 begins. On

New U.S. guidance on expatriate health plans

  • Fisher & Phillips LLP
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  • USA
  • -
  • January 30 2014

As discussed in a prior post, the U.S. Internal Revenue Service ("IRS") is currently in the process of finalizing its regulations implementing the

Using biometrics in the workplace

  • Fisher & Phillips LLP
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  • USA
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  • January 6 2014

In the past, employees rarely objected to having their picture taken for the company’s identification badge. But in this age of technology allowing

Was it a good year or bad year? The 2013 employment law year in review

  • Fisher & Phillips LLP
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  • USA
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  • December 3 2013

It's pretty common each December to take stock and look back at the year that is ending, whether it's recounting the happy times and counting one's

Wash your !& hands! employers and the flu

  • Fisher & Phillips LLP
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  • USA
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  • December 3 2013

Almost 4.1 million employees missed work due to illness last January, which was the most since 2008. Even worse, the four-month peak season lasted