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Twists and turns for Texas' health care employers
  • Fisher Phillips
  • USA
  • July 30 2014

Texans are a unique bunch. This goes beyond the loud, boisterous and larger than life caricature that comes to most people's minds. Not everyone


Proposed "independent misclassification" law
  • Fisher Phillips
  • USA
  • February 3 2014

Government efforts aimed at cracking down on perceived independent-contractor misclassification show no signs of slowing down as 2014 begins. On


Defense Strategy: Interactive Process Can Be Used To Defeat ADA Claims
  • Fisher Phillips
  • USA
  • November 1 2016

Most employers are well aware that the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requires them to engage in an “interactive process” with employees or


Avoiding harassment by residents
  • Fisher Phillips
  • USA
  • January 15 2013

A recent lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ("EEOC") against a healthcare facility in Virginia highlights a legal


New law prohibits discrimination regarding "genetic information"
  • Fisher Phillips
  • USA
  • September 8 2011

On September 7, 2011, California Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law an act prohibiting discrimination based upon "genetic information"


Washington employers claim victory in medical marijuana battle
  • Fisher Phillips
  • 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


Compensability of on-call time
  • Fisher Phillips
  • USA
  • November 2 2010

Work in the healthcare industry is unpredictable, and patient care is provided 24 hours a day, seven days a week


Healthcare employer lands in patient-privacy predicament
  • Fisher Phillips
  • USA
  • February 2 2015

Healthcare providers are required by law to maintain the privacy of most patient information, and there are good business reasons for medical


We should not be dealing with measles concerns in 2015, but we are
  • Fisher Phillips
  • USA
  • February 4 2015

Crazy as it seems, highly publicized Pandemic, Ebola and now Measles concerns are good for the U.S. Each time our short attention span is directed to


What are your ex-employees taking with them?
  • Fisher Phillips
  • USA
  • March 13 2013

Decades ago, it was reasonable to imagine that one could work for the same company from the start of one's career to the end. Think about the world