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NLRB extends “Specialty Healthcare” to acute care hospitals: carves unit into multiple smaller pieces

  • Epstein Becker Green
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  • USA
  • -
  • March 23 2015

Ever since 1974, when the NLRB (“Board”) first took jurisdiction over health care institutions, the Board has paid particular attention to the impact

Termination “without cause” it’s not necessarily termination “without fault”

  • Epstein Becker Green
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 1 2012

Historically, health care provider employers and employees have tended to use termination “without cause” as a proxy for termination “without fault.”

Take 5: views you can use: five steps toward boosting employee safety and avoiding OSHA citations

  • Epstein Becker Green
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 12 2015

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration ("OSHA") was created by Congress to ensure safe and healthful working conditions for employees

OSHA launches ergonomics campaign in healthcare industries

  • Epstein Becker Green
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 7 2013

OSHA recently announced a campaign to raise awareness about the hazards likely to cause musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) among health care workers

Mainstream wellness program challenged in EEOC v. Honeywell

  • Epstein Becker Green
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 20 2014

Despite promulgating a paucity of guidance on what constitutes a “voluntary medical exam” under the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”), on

“Tail coverage” following termination of employment: what physicians (and their employers) should know?

  • Epstein Becker Green
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 28 2012

A significant majority of all professional liability coverage available to physicians these days is provided on a “claims-made” basis, with a claim being covered only if (i) the claim arose out of professional services rendered during the term of the professional liability policy, and (ii) notice of the claim is provided by the insured during the term of the policy

Avoiding wage & hour liability in 2014

  • Epstein Becker Green
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 23 2013

Never has the potential peril for misclassification of individuals as independent contractors or employees as exempt been greater. As each level of

Applying the brakes to "take-home" asbestos claims

  • Epstein Becker Green
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 23 2013

The typical "take-home" plaintiff is a bystander such as the child who claims she was exposed to asbestos while playing in the basement where her

Aftershocks from D.C.'s "labor law earthquake" likely to be felt by nursing homes and other non-acute health care facilities throughout the U.S. health care industry

  • Epstein Becker Green
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 9 2011

On August 23, 2011, the Washington, D.C., area experienced a 5.9 magnitude earthquake

Social media and the on-going battle to protect patient information

  • Epstein Becker Green
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 6 2012

Social media have become de rigueur globally