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Federal case decides Rehabilitation Act covers contractor discrimination claims

  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 31 2009

The Ninth Circuit ruled in Fleming v. Yuma Regional Medical Center, 07-16427, that the federal Rehabilitation Act applies to discrimination claims brought by an independent contractor

Wage and hour collective actions hit the healthcare industry

  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 10 2009

Claims and lawsuits filed on behalf of groups of employees under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) have more than tripled in the last ten years, and the latest trend appears to be the proliferation of wage and hour collective actions targeting hospitals and other healthcare employers for unpaid wages and overtime

Whistleblowing protections under the Affordable Care Act -- it's the law now

  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 25 2013

One aspect of PPACA that employers cannot lose sight of is its whistleblower protections. Section 1558 of PPACA added Section 18C to the Fair Labor

Physician fist fight HCQIA suspension etiquette

  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 2 2008

A physician whose competency was questioned by a colleague decided that confronting the physician colleague, demanding that the colleague stop questioning his experience, training, and competency, and threatening to sue him while blocking the doorway to prevent the colleague from leaving was the preferred approach to quality assurance

Benefits broadcastdeadline nears for complying with Massachusetts Health Care Reform Act

  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 11 2007

Most employers with employees in Massachusetts need to be prepared to comply with the mandates contained in the Massachusetts' Access to Affordable, Quality, Accountable Health Care Act (aka the Health Care Reform Act or Act) as of July 1, 2007

Anticipated surge due to H1N1: CDC and CMS respond to concerns

  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 3 2009

While the initial fears associated with the virulence and effects of the H1N1 virus on the population have not materialized, the prevalence of the disease and its anticipated spread throughout the U.S. population has generated much concern over the disruptive nature the disease will have to business

Additional employer costs under bloodborne pathogen rule

  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 18 2008

The Third Circuit Court of Appeals recently ruled that healthcare employers must not only pay for the cost of the medical evaluations and vaccinations for workers who have had a bloodborne pathogen exposure, but also must (1) reimburse workers for transportation expenses incurred to obtain care, and (2) compensate workers for their non-work hours spent receiving initial or follow-up bloodborne pathogen exposure treatments

2009 new law: overtime exemption for physicians paid on hourly basis

  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 6 2009

A licensed physician or surgeon who is primarily engaged in performing duties for which licensure is required is exempt from overtime if heshe is paid at least the minimum hourly rate set annually by the state

Academic medical centers: musings on the lives of college football players and hospital house staff

  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 20 2014

It has been said that there is a fine line between genius and insanity--both are marked by their ability to see connections where others see only

New rules for group health plans and health insurance issuers relating to coverage of preventive health services without cost sharing

  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 16 2010

On July 14, 2010, the U.S. Treasury Department, Internal Revenue Service, the Department of Labor’s Employee Benefits Security Administration and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services issued interim final rules to implement the provisions of the new Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (“PPACA”) requiring non-grandfathered group health plans and health insurance issuers in the group and individual markets to provide coverage for preventive health services listed in certain recommendations and guidelines without imposing any cost-sharing requirements on covered individuals