Employment Law Issues for Health Care Employers

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In this webinar, moderated by Mark Kadzielski, Pepper partner and chair of the firm’s Health Care Services practice, Susan K. Lessack and Christopher J. Moran, both of Pepper’s Labor and Employment Practice Group, will examine various recent employment law developments and discuss the application and impact posed by such issues for employers in the health care industry.

-Wage and hour issues, including an update on the onslaught of See more +

In this webinar, moderated by Mark Kadzielski, Pepper partner and chair of the firm’s Health Care Services practice, Susan K. Lessack and Christopher J. Moran, both of Pepper’s Labor and Employment Practice Group, will examine various recent employment law developments and discuss the application and impact posed by such issues for employers in the health care industry.

-Wage and hour issues, including an update on the onslaught of off-the-clock/meal break litigation, the enforceability of class action waivers, and the FLSA minimum wage and overtime coverage for home care workers scheduled to take effect January 1, 2015.

-Recent EEOC enforcement activity affecting health care employers, including leave of absence policies, criminal background checks, and pregnancy accommodations.

-Whistleblower claims under federal and state laws and preventive measures health care employers can take to reduce risk of complaints.

-Considerations for handling employees with infectious diseases, including the clinical risk of working while infected, the availability of paid sick leave, and being sensitive to confidentiality and ADA requirements.

-Effects of recent NLRB activity, including the invalidation of seemingly innocuous workplace rules, the requirement of sharing staffing data with the nurses’ union, and the acceptance of referrals from OSHA for whistleblower complaints. See less -

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