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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

Top 10 OSHA citations in the healthcare industry

  • Fisher & Phillips LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 1 2012

Each year the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issues hundreds of citations to employers in the healthcare industry

Are you ready to accommodate nursing mothers?

  • Fisher & Phillips LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 11 2013

As the result of a little-noticed amendment contained in 2010's Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, the federal Fair Labor Standards Act's

Planning for reorganizations and RIFs

  • Fisher & Phillips LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 1 2011

Historically, the healthcare industry has not experienced layoffs of the magnitude seen by manufacturing and other sectors during the recent economic downturn

Efforts to curtail the FLSA's "companionship" exemption possibly moving to the regulatory arena.

  • Fisher & Phillips LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 24 2011

In late June, we noted legislation introduced in the Senate and in the House of Representatives that would essentially repeal the federal Fair Labor Standards Act's Section 13(a)(15) "companionship" exemption in any practical sense

Use caution when conducting wage surveys

  • Fisher & Phillips LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 3 2010

Conducting wage surveys to determine whether healthcare workers, particularly nurses, are being paid competitively is nothing new

Unions continue success in organizing healthcare employees

  • Fisher & Phillips LLP
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  • USA
  • -
  • August 1 2011

In recent years, unions have continued to realize greater success in organizing healthcare employees than employees in other industries

A new "top 10"

  • Fisher & Phillips LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 2 2011

If attracting, developing and retaining a high-performance workforce is not challenging enough, recent developments have opened the door to emerging new legal hazards for healthcare employers

Washington employers claim victory in medical marijuana battle

  • Fisher & Phillips LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 13 2011

On June 9, 2011, the Washington Supreme Court handed employers a comprehensive victory in the long-running medical marijuana battle, deciding that employers need not accommodate an employee's use of medical marijuana, and that employees terminated for medical marijuana use even offsite use have no basis to sue their employers

Don't let shift differentials lead to costly litigation

  • Fisher & Phillips LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 1 2013

Shift differentials are common in the healthcare industry. But some employers may not realize that the differential must be calculated into the