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Whistleblowing protections under the Affordable Care Act it’s the law now
  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • USA
  • July 1 2013

When most employers think of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), the focus is on the countdown to January 1, 2014, when the


Academic medical centers: musings on the lives of college football players and hospital house staff
  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • USA
  • February 12 2014

It has been said that there is a fine line between genius and insanity - both are marked by their ability to see connections where others see only


DOL continues effort to subject TRICARE providers to federal equal employment opportunity audits
  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • USA
  • October 17 2013

Previously, we reported how the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia found in UPMC Braddock v. Harris that providers of healthcare


Ohio adopts new patient notification law for terminating physician employment
  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • USA
  • March 21 2013

Until recently, physicians were required by rules of the State Medical Board of Ohio to notify their patients upon termination of services or


Deferred compensation forfeiture clause declared to be an unenforceable non-compete agreement
  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • USA
  • February 19 2009

A Texas Court of Appeals recently held that a medical practice's deferred compensation program's forfeiture provision was an unenforceable non-compete agreement


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


Texas court holds recruitment agreement does not create hospital respondeat superior liability
  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • USA
  • May 14 2009

In a recent case, the Fort Worth Court of Appeals held that a physician recruitment agreement that provided a physician with an income guaranty, sign-on bonus and relocation reimbursement did not make the hospital liable for the malpractice liability of a physician under the doctrine of respondeat superior


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


Anticipated surge due to H1N1: CDC and CMS respond to concerns
  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • USA
  • September 3 2009

While the initial fears associated with the virulence and effects of the H1N1 virus on the population have not materialized, the prevalence of the disease and its anticipated spread throughout the U.S. population has generated much concern over the disruptive nature the disease will have to business


Swine flu prompts heightened alert; issues for employers
  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • Global, USA
  • April 30 2009

The World Health Organization (WHO) has raised the Pandemic Threat Level for swine flu influenza A(H1N1) to phase 5 out of 6 levels, signifying that human-to-human transmission is occurring all over the world