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California Supreme Court Allows Whistleblowing Doctor To Sue Before Exhausting Judicial Remedies

Fahlen v. Sutter Central Valley Hospitals, S205568 (February 20, 2014): The California Supreme Court recently held that a physician, who claimed that a hospital terminated his staff privileges in retaliation for raising...more

Vegan Employee May Proceed with Religious Discrimination Claim

A federal district court in Ohio has refused to dismiss a complaint for religious discrimination made by a hospital employee after the employee was fired for refusing to be vaccinated for the flu. The basis of the refusal to...more

Proposed Regulations Would Promote Growth of Wellness Programs

Five federal agencies have collectively proposed regulations to implement elements of the Affordable Care Act ("ACA") healthcare reform legislation designed to encourage employers to sponsor employee wellness programs. The...more

Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP Presents Your 13 Labor & Employment Resolutions for 2013

The world did not end last week, and so it is that time again to reflect on the year behind us and to consider what is on the horizon for the upcoming year. What resolutions will we make for 2013? Will we train for an Iron...more

Wellness Programs: Keeping Up With the Times

On November 20, 2012, the IRS, DOL and HHS jointly issued proposed regulations under the Affordable Care Act building on existing HIPAA regulations of wellness programs. The new proposed regulations provide clearer guidance...more

Henderson Nursing and Rehabilitation Center Sued by EEOC for Disability Discrimination

Employee Fired Because of Her Disability, Agency Charges - HENDERSON, N.C. - Britthaven, Inc. and its successor, Principle Long Term, Inc., operators of a nursing and rehabilitation center in Henderson, N.C.,...more

OCR Releases De-Identification Guidance

The HHS Office of Civil Rights (OCR) recently released guidance intended to assist covered entities in understanding what de-identification is, the general process by which de-identified information can be created, and the...more

Wellness Programs Encouraged Under the Affordable Care Act

On November 20, 2012, the federal government released a number of important proposed rules implementing the Affordable Care Act (ACA). An earlier update from Akerman's Healthcare Practice Group focused on the proposed...more

OCR Issues Guidance on Methods for De-Identification of PHI Under HIPAA

On November 26th, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights (OCR) released guidance on the methods that covered entities and business associates can use to de-identify protected health...more

Proposed Regulations Address Discrimination in Wellness Programs

The Departments of Treasury, Labor, and Health and Human Services have issued a revised set of proposed regulations for nondiscrimination in wellness programs. The regulations prohibit a wellness program offered as part of a...more

Guidance Regarding Methods for De-identification of Protected Health Information in Accordance with the Health Insurance...

The Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights released its long-awaited guidance regarding the de-identification of protected health information in compliance with the Health Insurance Portability and...more

A Guide to Employee Benefits Administration and Leaves of Absence

Laws Providing Leaves of Absence - Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) - The FMLA, as relevant here, requires covered employers to provide eligible employees up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave due to a serious...more

How to Build a Healthy Workforce

There are risks and benefits to workplace wellness programs. Are employers who eliminate junk food from the break room, offer classes on how to quit smoking, and dispense free flu shots doing enough to combat rising...more

Healthcare Update - November 2012, No. 4

In This Issue: - NLRB Continues To Set Sights On Healthcare Employers By Jim Kurek (Cleveland): The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has continued its aggressive attack on employers in the healthcare...more

Healthcare Update, No. 4, November 2012: Hospital Receptionist Harassed By Patient – EEOC Sues

Today, most healthcare employers are sensitive to issues of workplace harassment, although the focus of that sensitivity is usually upon issues involving co-worker to co-worker and supervisor to subordinate conduct. It is...more

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Judgement - Hookah/ Sheesha Bar Case

Putting an end to the abuse of Nicotine, thriving across Punjab and Haryana in the name of serving Hookah/ Sheesha/ Water-Pipe, the Punjab and Haryana High court has ordered closure of all such outlets besides creation of a...more

DOL Administrative Review Board Rejects OFCCP’s Attempt to Ensnare Health Care Providers

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Administrative Review Board has rejected the attempt by the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) to subject health care providers to federal affirmative action requirements....more

OFCCP Lacks Jurisdiction Over Florida Hospital Participating in TRICARE

The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) lacks jurisdiction over a hospital that is a TRICARE health services provider in light of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), the Department of Labor’s...more

Looking Out For Your Employees' Health - Wellness Programs

On August 20, 2012, the Eleventh Circuit held in Seff v. Broward County, Florida that the ADA’s safe harbor provision allows employers to deduct a fee from the paychecks of employees who choose not to participate in a...more

ARB Rejects OFCCP's Claim of Jurisdiction based on Florida Hospital's TRICARE Participation

For nearly four years, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) has been tenaciously pursuing jurisdiction over healthcare providers based on the theory that providers participating in, and receiving more...more

Employers May Want to Consider Relying on ADA’s Safe Harbor Provision in Establishing Wellness Programs

It’s no secret employers want to keep health care costs at manageable levels. In recent years, many employers have incorporated wellness programs into their employee insurance plans as a way to do just that. Examples of...more

Americans with Disabilities Act, Family Medical Leave Act and Medical Marijuana (Presentation)

In This Presentation: • ADA • Reassignment • Interactive Process • FMLA • Return to Work • Medical Marijuana - Excerpt from ADA - Reassignment: • Reasonable accommodation includes “reassignment to a...more

HEAL Advisory: Employer-Sponsored Wellness Program Held Lawful Under the Americans with Disabilities Act's Safe Harbor Provision

An employer's wellness program—despite certain "penalty" provisions—was recently held not discriminatory under the Americans with Disabilities Act ("ADA") by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit in Seff v....more

Case Update: Wright v. College and Association of Registered Nurses of Alberta (Appeals Committee), 2012 ABCA 267

On September 18, 2012 the Alberta Court of Appeal released a decision in the companion cases of Wright v. CARNA and Helmer v. CARNA. This decision will be of interest to regulators. It is one of the first Canadian court...more

11th Circuit Rules for Employer in Americans with Disabilities Act Challenge to Wellness Plan

The 11th Circuit’s decision in the employee class action suit of Seff v. Broward County provides some comfort to employers who incentivize employees to participate in common wellness plan tools, such as biometric screening or...more

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