A. Kevin Troutman

A. Kevin Troutman

Fisher & Phillips LLP

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Looking Over Your Employees' Shoulders

As shifting privacy lines allow employers to reach further and further into employee conduct, it’s increasingly important that you know the legal limits. Many employees will question the legality of increased employer...more

4/2/2015 - Corporate Counsel Employer Liability Issues Employment Policies GPS Illegal Conduct Off-Duty Employees Popular Privacy Concerns Right to Privacy

DOL's Wage Rule for Home Care Workers on Hold

A federal judge has scuttled key aspects of the U.S. Labor Department's (DOL's) rule that would have extended the federal Fair Labor Standards Act's minimum wage and overtime requirements to many home care workers. The rule...more

2/17/2015 - Companionship Exemptions DOL Employer Mandates FLSA Home Health Agencies Home Health Care Home Healthcare Workers New Regulations Wage and Hour

Judge Vacates Parts of USDOL Home-Care Regulation

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 minimum-wage and overtime requirements to many home care workers starting January...more

1/19/2015 - Companionship Exemptions DOL FLSA Home Health Agencies Home Health Care Home Healthcare Workers Minimum Wage Wage and Hour

Ebola Preparedness

How should an employer respond when it learns that an employee is planning a trip to West Africa to visit family? What if other employees refuse to come to work because they fear that the returning employee may have been...more

11/18/2014 - Best Management Practices CDC Ebola Employer Liability Issues OSHA Workplace Safety

Don't Fall Into The Gap: Wage/Hour Lawsuit Highlights Risks For Employers

In August, the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit affirmed dismissal of five purported class or collective actions brought against a number of healthcare systems and their affiliates. Although favorable for the...more

11/10/2014 - Compliance Employer Liability Issues Wage and Hour Wages

Healthcare Update, No. 4, November 2013: What's An "Individualized Analysis" – And Why Should I Care?

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) poses ongoing compliance challenges and attracts significant attention from plaintiffs' lawyers and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). The resulting litigation...more

11/11/2013 - ADA Compliance Disability DOJ EEOC Employer Liability Issues Healthcare Reasonable Accommodation

Healthcare Update, No. 3, August 2013: Government Agencies Taking Dim View of Employers' "Bright-Line" Policies

For years, human resources practitioners have been able to confidently rely on a simple principle when dealing with a variety of tough decisions. That principle is “consistency” in applying company policies, meaning that...more

8/9/2013 - ADA Bright-Line Rule EEOC Healthcare Human Resources Professionals NLRA NLRB

Labor Letter, August 2013: Make Your No-Harassment Policy Less Sexy

In recent years, many high-profile workplace-harassment lawsuits have grabbed headlines, complete with lewd and salacious allegations. Sexual harassment is indeed a form of gender discrimination and courts have issued many...more

8/6/2013 - Anti-Harassment Policies EEOC Employer Liability Issues Gender Discrimination Harassment Sex Discrimination Sexual Harassment

Healthcare Update, No. 1, February 2013: Top 10 Supervisory Survival Tools For 2013

As the new year unfolds, supervisors may have even less time to manage all the complexities that arise in the world of employment law. With goals and deadlines to meet, well-intentioned managers may be tempted to rely on...more

2/11/2013 - Human Resources Professionals Protected Class Supervisors

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