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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


Employers should look at marijuana bill
  • Fisher Phillips
  • USA
  • February 14 2013

The Illinois House is considering joining the Senate in passing the Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Pilot Program Act. Does this mean that


Be careful what you say: allegations of worker misconduct might be defamation
  • Fisher Phillips
  • USA
  • August 3 2015

Healthcare institutions have a moral and legal obligation to promote patient safety as an essential component of patient care. Supervisors and


Ebola in the workplace update
  • Fisher Phillips
  • USA
  • October 17 2014

I've been dealing with the employment aspects of infectious disease scares since 1984 when AIDS first reared its evil head. Every permutation of the


There (Doesn’t) Go the Neighborhood
  • Fisher Phillips
  • USA
  • November 9 2016

Why California Employers Don’t Have To Be 420 Friendly After The Legalization Of Recreational Marijuana November 8, 2016 marked an election that will


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


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


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


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


Today's workplace Ebola update
  • Fisher Phillips
  • USA
  • October 20 2014

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is tightening previous infection control guidance for healthcare workers caring for patients with