Karen Buesing

Karen Buesing

Akerman LLP

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Patient Records: Increasing Exposure for Privacy Breaches

Healthcare providers and businesses that store or process protected health information ("PHI") face increased scrutiny and significant fines for data privacy breaches and security lapses in the coming months....more

7/9/2014 - Popular

Managing Employees Who File Claims

Dealing with an employee who has filed a claim places an employer in a precarious position – the employer needs to properly manage the employee, but avoid a retaliation claim in the process. It's like walking a tightrope....more

3/17/2014 - Employee Rights Employer Liability Issues Retaliation Whistleblowers

Automatic Gratuities Are Now Wages For FICA Tax Purposes

Restaurateurs and wait staff beware: beginning this month, the IRS will classify automatic gratuities not as "tips," but as service charges reportable as regular wages which are subject to payroll tax withholdings. ...more

1/9/2014 - FICA Taxes IRS Payroll Taxes Withholding Tax

Employees Asserting Retaliation Must Meet Higher Causation Standard, Supreme Court Rules

The explosion of retaliation claims may skid to a halt or at least slow down after the Supreme Court's decision this week holding that plaintiffs making Title VII retaliation claims must establish that their protected...more

6/26/2013 - Adverse Employment Action But For Causation EEOC Hiring & Firing Nassar Retaliation SCOTUS Title VII UT Southwestern Medical v Nassar

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