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'New' mental disorders to spark increased ADA accommodation requests

  • Reed Smith LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 3 2013

The latest edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) hit the shelves of doctors’ offices and has created

Justifying age discrimination

  • Reed Smith LLP
  • -
  • European Union, Germany
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  • January 20 2010

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has ruled that the protection of patients from declining performance of dentists due to their age may be a legitimate aim justifying difference in treatment on the grounds of age

Disciplinary action and suspension for misconduct: guidance from UK Court of Appeal

  • Reed Smith LLP
  • -
  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • March 19 2012

The Court of Appeal decision in Crawford and another v Suffolk Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust 2012 EWCA Civ 138 provides guidance as to the procedural standards required in misconduct cases in which dismissal is likely to impact on the employee's ability to pursue hisher chosen career

Employees’ compensation claim for being rostered on-call on a statutory holiday or on a rest day

  • Reed Smith LLP
  • -
  • Hong Kong
  • -
  • November 18 2010

Doctors have been dedicated to serving the Hong Kong community well, particularly at times when there were a great shortage of doctors

TUPE and constructive dismissal

  • Reed Smith LLP
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  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • August 25 2009

In an important decision concerning TUPE transfers, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has given guidance in the case of Tapere v South London & Maudsley NHS Trust on, first, the interpretation of mobility clauses in the context of a TUPE transfer and, secondly, on Reg 4(9) TUPE, which allows a transferred employee to treat themselves as dismissed if a relevant transfer involves a substantial change in working conditions which is to the employee’s material detriment

U.S. House Committee passes bill to limit definition of supervisor under National Labor Relations Act

  • Reed Smith LLP
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  • USA
  • -
  • September 27 2007

By a party-line vote of 26-20, the U.S. House of Representatives Education and Labor Committee passed a bill that would significantly alter the definition of “supervisor” in the health care and construction industries

HHS program seeks to ease verification of volunteer health professionals' credentials

  • Reed Smith LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 17 2010

HHS has launched a new national website for the Emergency System for Advance Registration of Volunteer Health Professionals (ESAR-VHP), a national network of state-based programs that verifies the identity, licenses, and credentials of health professionals prior to an emergency

DOL releases model COBRA notices for use under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009

  • Reed Smith LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 19 2009

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (the "ARRA") amends portions of the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1985, as amended ("COBRA"), to require premium reductions and additional enrollment opportunities

Guidance released regarding Medicare Part D subsidy reconciliation process

  • Reed Smith LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 3 2007

The Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement and Modernization Act of 2003 gave employers that provide prescription drug coverage to retirees the ability, starting in 2006, to apply for a Medicare Part D subsidy payment (“Subsidy”

Plaintiffs' attorneys targeting health care facilities in wage and hour lawsuits

  • Reed Smith LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 12 2009

A series of wage and hour collective actions initially filed in New York and Pennsylvania have begun to swell across the country