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The Zika Virus: FAQs For Employers
  • Fisher Phillips
  • USA
  • February 4 2016

On February 1, 2016, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared Zika a global public health emergency. This is only the fourth time that the WHO


Naughty Neonatal Nurse Nixed After Nineteen Years; Hospital Wins Age Discrimination Lawsuit
  • Fisher Phillips
  • USA
  • February 1 2016

A veteran neonatal nurse practitioner who was fired after one too many acts of misconduct could not prove age discrimination, a federal appeals court


Employers Secure Another Win In Medical Marijuana Battle: Three Things You Need To Know
  • Fisher Phillips
  • USA
  • January 14 2016

Employers started 2016 by claiming another victory in the ongoing battle against medical marijuana in the workplace. On January 7, 2016, a federal


Hospitals are still in the OFCCP's crosshairs
  • Fisher Phillips
  • USA
  • May 1 2015

On February 12, 2015, U.S. Labor Department's Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) underscored its intent to continue to scrutinize


Judge vacates parts of USDOL home-care regulation
  • Fisher Phillips
  • USA
  • January 16 2015

A federal judge has scuttled key aspects of the U.S. Department of Labor's rule that would have extended the federal Fair Labor Standards Act's


Monday, October 27 Ebola workplace update
  • Fisher Phillips
  • USA
  • October 27 2014

As we expected, the concerns raised by the NYC physician testing positive after returning from aiding West African Ebola sufferers triggered a legal


Clean-uniform policy may lead to additional pay
  • Fisher Phillips
  • USA
  • February 2 2015

Most healthcare employers require employees to wear some sort of uniform. Of course, the most familiar uniforms in this setting are "scrubs," but


Practical pandemic preparedness applied to Ebola
  • Fisher Phillips
  • USA
  • October 22 2014

Many employers may be familiar with pandemic preparedness, having dealt with several serious influenza outbreaks and H1H1 virus over the past several


Staying calm and prepared for Ebola issues
  • Fisher Phillips
  • USA
  • October 13 2014

I remember the near hysteria and the lack of clear workplace and public health guidance when I began receiving questions about responding to AIDS in


Weekend workplace Ebola update - October 19
  • Fisher Phillips
  • USA
  • October 19 2014

I know that my comment sounds harsh, but the U.S. should be thankful for the chance for Emory and other healthcare centers to refine their approach