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Health Law Update - December 1, 2016
  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • USA
  • December 1 2016

Welcome to this week's edition of the Health Law Update. In this Issue


Employer's unilateral right to modify employee handbook invalidates employee dispute arbitration agreement
  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • USA
  • February 19 2009

A Texas Court of Appeals recently held that an employer's arbitration policy was unenforceable because the policy was conditioned upon an illusory promise


ALJ Upholds OCR’s $239,800 CMP for Healthcare Provider
  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • USA
  • February 15 2016

On January 13, 2016, the Department of Health and Human Services' Administrative Law Judgeupheld the Office for Civil Rights' (OCR's) civil monetary


2009 new law: overtime exemption for physicians paid on hourly basis
  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • USA
  • January 6 2009

A licensed physician or surgeon who is primarily engaged in performing duties for which licensure is required is exempt from overtime if heshe is paid at least the minimum hourly rate set annually by the state


ERISA does not preempt San Francisco health care ordinance
  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • USA
  • January 6 2009

On September 30, 2008, the United States Court of Appeal for the Ninth Circuit Court ruled that the San Francisco Health Care Security Ordinance and the corresponding Health Access Plan were not preempted by the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA


Texas Open Carry Law: FAQs for Hospitals and Healthcare Facilities
  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • USA
  • March 10 2016

As of January 1, 2016, concealed license holders in Texas can now legally carry their handguns visibly in hip or shoulder holsters. This comes at a


10 Tips to Mitigate or Prevent Wage and Hour Litigation in the Post-Acute Industry
  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • USA
  • January 29 2016

Wage and hour lawsuits are being filed against employers under federal and state wage and hour laws at a record rate. Most wage and hour claims


The ADA celebrates its 25th anniversary a look back at the development of the Act
  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • USA
  • July 31 2015

Twenty-five years ago this week, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (“ADA”) was enacted into law with its stated purpose being “to provide


Today’s special: what may be on your hospital cafeteria menu soon
  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • USA
  • November 24 2014

On November 14, 2014, an Administrative Law Judge fired another round in the continuing skirmish between the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB


NLRB: nurses entitled to union representation at peer review meeting
  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • USA
  • September 10 2015

The NLRB, in an August 27, 2015, decision, held that two nurses who were requested to voluntarily appear before a hospital's Nursing Peer Review