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Shift worker rules warrant special attention
  • Fisher Phillips
  • USA
  • May 20 2014

The long term care industry depends on shift workers to provide patient care 24 hours per day, seven days per week. Even experienced and


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


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


Mediating non-compete disputes in the medical device industry
  • Fisher Phillips
  • USA
  • March 17 2013

The medical device industry remains a hotbed for non-compete litigation, and the reason is plain and simple. Economic justification. Sales reps


Was it a good year or bad year? The 2013 employment law year in review
  • Fisher Phillips
  • USA
  • December 3 2013

It's pretty common each December to take stock and look back at the year that is ending, whether it's recounting the happy times and counting one's


Wash your !& hands! employers and the flu
  • Fisher Phillips
  • USA
  • December 3 2013

Almost 4.1 million employees missed work due to illness last January, which was the most since 2008. Even worse, the four-month peak season lasted


New year's resolutions: five areas of focus for 2014
  • Fisher Phillips
  • USA
  • December 3 2013

The Affordable Care Act has dominated the headlines of employment newsletters (justifiably) for the last six months. It will continue to be an area


The endless December of activist government - yet more OSHA recordkeeping changes
  • Fisher Phillips
  • USA
  • December 19 2014

Wow. In 30 years of practice, I've never seen so many expansive government moves, and certainly I've never seen more changes made by fiat rather than


Using biometrics in the workplace
  • Fisher Phillips
  • USA
  • January 6 2014

In the past, employees rarely objected to having their picture taken for the company’s identification badge. But in this age of technology allowing


Employer tips for managing FMLA compliance
  • Fisher Phillips
  • USA
  • March 13 2014

Marking the 20th anniversary of the Family and Medical Leave Act, about a year ago the U.S. Department of Labor trumpeted a survey concluding that the