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The Clock Is Ticking - ACA Nondiscrimination Rules Will Take Effect January 1
  • Fisher Phillips
  • USA
  • December 2 2016

Earlier this year, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Office of Civil Rights (OCR) published a final rule to implement Section


Unsupported assumption about accomodating epilepsy costs hospital $215,000
  • Fisher Phillips
  • USA
  • February 27 2014

Periodically, I blog on the need to avoid knee jerk decisions about whether employees with a disability can perform the essential functions of the job


Medical Marijuana Comes To Arkansas
  • Fisher Phillips
  • USA
  • November 10 2016

After a narrow defeat of a medical marijuana proposition four years ago in socially Conservative Arkansas, this year’s election result means that


October 27 Monday morning Ebola update
  • Fisher Phillips
  • USA
  • October 27 2014

As we expected, the NYC doctor who tested positive for Ebola triggered a response demanding more quarantine response for ndividuals returning from


Strategies for continuous (and intermittent) medical leaves
  • Fisher Phillips
  • USA
  • August 25 2014

Have you ever scheduled an early-shift employee to cover for a late-shift employee who has just taken Medical Leave? The covering employee probably


Summer Projects To Prepare For The 20162017 School Year
  • Fisher Phillips
  • USA
  • April 5 2016

Each year we outline those issues or trends you should consider implementing as your summer projects to ensure that your school is in compliance with


Ebola preparedness
  • Fisher Phillips
  • USA
  • November 3 2014

How should an employer respond when it learns that an employee is planning a trip to West Africa to visit family? What if other employees refuse to


Don't fall into the gap: wagehour lawsuit highlights risks for employers
  • Fisher Phillips
  • USA
  • November 3 2014

In August, the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit affirmed dismissal of five purported class or collective actions brought against a


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


Fighting the flu don't forget to wash your hands!
  • Fisher Phillips
  • USA
  • January 2 2015

You can't open the newspaper, turn on the television, or visit a website without seeing some alarming statistic about the flu. According to the