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Flu season: guidance for employers

  • Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 2 2014

As the weather turns colder, concerns about the flu resurface. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has issued updated guidance for

Availability of Alzheimer’s blood test underscores employer need to maintain confidentiality of protected health information

  • Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 12 2014

Recent media accounts (e.g. this report Blood Test Predicts Alzheimer's Disease - by CNN ) suggest that medical researchers have discovered a

Sixth Circuit's enforcement of Specialty Healthcare standard opens door wider for union organizing efforts

  • Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 10 2013

Last month, the Sixth Circuit in Kindred Nursing Centers East, LLC v. NLRB enforced the National Labor Relations Board's 2011 Specialty Healthcare II

Ohio HB 417 may mean the end of physician non-solicitation agreements

  • Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 25 2013

There has always been a tension between a health care employer's desire to protect its patient relationships and a physician's obligation not to

Sixth Circuit decision in Jakubowski highlights importance of interactive process in reasonable accommodation efforts

  • Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 9 2010

Yesterday, the Sixth Circuit announced its decision in Jakubowski v. The Christ Hospital, Inc. which very well demonstrates the attention that employers need to pay to the interactive process when an employee approaches it for a reasonable accommodation for a disability

Will GINA impact Ohio employers' ability to conduct medical investigations in workers' compensation claims?

  • Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 11 2010

In the day-to-day administration of their Ohio workers' compensation programs, self-insured employers (or a TPA or law firm on their behalf) often will obtain a medical authorization from the injured worker and then obtain medical records as part of the employers' medical investigation

Low-tech monitoring of employees can result in employer liability

  • Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 8 2010

While most employment lawyers, myself included, have been focusing lately on the opportunities and risks associated with monitoring new technologies such as social media and GPS devices, the Seventh Circuit reminds us that employers also need to remember that "low-tech" monitoring of employees can result in unexpected liability as well

Maintaining perspective is important in evaluating employee social media posts

  • Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 16 2010

Late last month, we reported on some employment terminations in the health care industry that were prompted by some ill-advised Facebook postings

Recent terminations highlight need for health care employers to focus on employee education regarding social media

  • Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 24 2010

We are starting to see an increase in the number of news articles reporting on health care facilities terminating employees for violating patient privacy on their facebook pages or other social media

How should the Ohio BWC and Industrial Commission treat claims for H1N1?

  • Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 22 2009

As concerns about the potential scope of the H1N1 flu continue to grow, one question we keep hearing from clients is whether employees who believe they have contracted H1N1 in the workplace may have compensable workers' compensation claims