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Yahoo’s New Parental Leave Policy Raises Some Interesting FMLA Questions
Ann Curry’s Departure from the Today Show Presents a Number of Lessons for Employers
Businessweek Reporter: BigLaw Is "Crash Landing"
[Legal Perspective] When Is It NOT Okay to Delete Your Social Media Account?
D.C. Court Wreaks Havoc on NLRB Pro-Worker Cases
Can You Be Fired for a Tattoo?
President Obama Appoints Three Members to NLRB, but Will They Be Confirmed?
Social Media Law Report - Who Owns Your LinkedIn Account, FTC Guidance on Social Ads, More...
Your Employer Doesn’t Own Your LinkedIn Account, and They Shouldn’t Try To
What You Need to Know About New Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez
Study Reveals Alarming Statistics On Theft and Employee Misuse of Company Data
As Expected, Noel Canning v. NLRB Headed to the Supreme Court
Marijuana in the Workplace
5 Risks of Telecommuting (And How Employers Should Handle Them)
Two Key Elements Every Social Media Policy Should Include
Corporate Law Report: Global HR, Textual Harassment, Working Interviews, and Other Workplace Issues
As Supreme Court Defines “Clothes,” Biggest Impact Will Be on Judiciary’s Deference to DOL
How to Handle Illegal Interview Questions
Corporate Law Report: Workplace Romances, FMLA Changes, California Tax News, and More
Do 'Love Contracts' Ease the Risks of Office Relationships?
On Tuesday, the Illinois Supreme Court announced its oral argument calendar for the May term, and it includes arguments in five civil cases. The cases, with the questions presented in each, are...more
Through the recent employment law 7th Cir. decision in Sanches v. Prudential Pizza, Inc. we examine the danger of failing to be sufficiently specific and clear in a Rule 68 offer of judgment which there resulted in the...more
This study examines the impact of State legislation that caps damage awards in malpractice cases on decisions of physicians about where to practice medicine.
Twenty-four States now have laws that limit damage payments in...more
New York Erb’s palsy lawyer David Perecman applauds Adrian Clayborn of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The defensive end is playing outstanding NFL football this season even with damage to his arm caused by Erb’s palsy.
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• Lab may have to pay for mistakes in genetic testing and "wrongful birth." Married couple Seema Khadim and Sultan Zeb both carry the thalessemia beta trait, a...more
In This Issue:
- Further Erosion in Healthcare Reform
- Labor & Employment News: Should Your Organization Have An Affirmative Action Plan? Recent Decision Requires Hospitals To Re-Evaluate Whether They Are Subject To...more
New York nursing home abuse lawyer David Perecman comments on the charges filed by residents at the Garden of Eden Home in Brooklyn. The residents claim that they were abused mentally, emotionally, and financially by adult...more
When pharmacists actively obstruct access to birth control, what are the appropriate legal measures to take in protecting the patient's rights to basic health care while respecting a pharmacist's rights to free speech? This...more
In this issue:
* Decoding E-Discovery: 7 Things to Know about E-Discovery
* Second Circuit Affirms the Grant of a Preliminary Injunction on Non-Compete Agreement
* Rules of the New York Court of Appeals for the...more
This article describes an approach to fraud risk management with real case examples. Document is written in Russian....more
A company is legally separate and distinct from its members. It is ultimately an artificial creation and it acts through its servants or agents. The decisions of a majority of its members in general meetings are regarded as...more
OSHA, the governmental agency responsible for ensuring safe working conditions, has imposed a substantial fine against a Chicagoland assisted living facility due to health and safety concerns. The Chicago Sun Times reported...more
Funk & Bolton's Coverage & Defense Practice Group provides advice and counsel to insurers in coverage and extra-contractual matters, product development and claim compliance, and defends claims and litigation matters....more
As we discussed in my previous article on employee lawsuit exposure, employment-related lawsuits are one of the biggest threats facing all employers today, including medical practices. In fact, the average small business in...more
In this issue: Value-Based Reimbursement: CMS Ups the Ante for Hospitals with Proposed Rulemaking; Summary of North Carolina Senate Bill 33's Medical Malpractice Reform; ICE Targets Large Employers - How to Be Prepared; You...more
On January 19, 2011, a three judge panel of the Superior Court of Pennsylvania recognized another exception to the at-will employment doctrine. In Haun v. Community Health Systems (pdf), the court affirmed the trial court's...more
According to the third district appellate court in Holmes v. Petrovich, 2011 DJDAR 671, your office privacy is a lonely public roadway. And where the limits are clearly posted, you had better obey—no matter what kind of...more
What are the trends going to be for personnel management in the years to come? From an employment law point of view, how will companies and employees relate to each other in these changing times? These questions were central...more
A short article on the stress lawyers face in their practice and the importance of managing that stress for a successful career....more
The fact, rarely spoken of publicly, is that law firm partners are simply employees at will.
The issue is framed in the context of (1) a recent federal case in which a female partner was ousted by her partners and claimed...more
Compliance with the Personal Information
Protection and Electronic Documents Act
On January 1, 2001, Part I of the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act,
S.C. 2000, c. 5 (“PIPEDA”) came...more
Two nurses who were fired from their hospital for alerting state authorities to a dangerous doctor have now been fully vindicated -- except for one thing. The nurses won a $750,000 settlement of their lawsuit against the...more
Earlene Johnson worked as a medical supply technician at the St. Louis Veterans Affairs Medical Center, where almost 2,000 veterans may have been exposed to Hepatitis B and C and HIV due to poor sterilization practices. She...more
A Legal Perspective
Legal issues to be Addressed and Revolved:
• Compliance with Joint Commission and Bylaw Standards
• State Reporting Obligations
• National Practitioner Data Bank Reporting Obligations
Honored and rresented by the Financial Planning Association of America (FPA) at their annual meeting last fall, this article was written at the request of ADVISOR TODAY - the Journal of the National Association of Insurance...more
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