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Benefits broadcastdeadline nears for complying with Massachusetts Health Care Reform Act
  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • USA
  • June 11 2007

Most employers with employees in Massachusetts need to be prepared to comply with the mandates contained in the Massachusetts' Access to Affordable, Quality, Accountable Health Care Act (aka the Health Care Reform Act or Act) as of July 1, 2007


State peer review privilege held inapplicable in federal discrimination case
  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • USA
  • June 27 2007

On June 12, 2007, the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit ruled in Adkins v. Christie that state medical peer review privilege, which protects from discovery records containing performance reviews and assessments of physicians by their peers, does not apply in federal discrimination cases


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


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


Hospital on the hook to temp agency employee for overtime
  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • USA
  • August 21 2008

A recent decision from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit should cause hospitals and other facilities to monitor carefully the hours of workers provided by staffing agencies


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


Physician fist fight HCQIA suspension etiquette
  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • USA
  • October 2 2008

A physician whose competency was questioned by a colleague decided that confronting the physician colleague, demanding that the colleague stop questioning his experience, training, and competency, and threatening to sue him while blocking the doorway to prevent the colleague from leaving was the preferred approach to quality assurance


Paying doctors -- how much is too much?
  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • USA
  • March 18 2010

In a continuing enforcement trend, another hospital system has agreed to pay a significant settlement amount to resolve allegations involving excessive compensation to physicians


Additional employer costs under bloodborne pathogen rule
  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • USA
  • September 18 2008

The Third Circuit Court of Appeals recently ruled that healthcare employers must not only pay for the cost of the medical evaluations and vaccinations for workers who have had a bloodborne pathogen exposure, but also must (1) reimburse workers for transportation expenses incurred to obtain care, and (2) compensate workers for their non-work hours spent receiving initial or follow-up bloodborne pathogen exposure treatments