Tucker Arensberg, P.C.

Department of Labor Issues New Guidance on Who is an Independent Contractor

The Department of Labor is focused on eliminating what they believe to be an increasing number of employees who are misclassified by their employers as being independent contractors, and therefore ineligible for benefits,…more
| Labor & Employment Law

United State Supreme Court Confirms ERISA Fiduciary’s Continuing Duty To Monitor Investments

In its Tibble v. Edison International decision the United State Supreme Court confirmed that the scope of an ERISA fiduciary’s duty of prudence continues after initial investments are made and imposes an ongoing duty to monitor…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Labor & Employment Law, Securities Law

Telehealth News

Iowa Supreme Court Rejects Ban on Telemedicine Abortions - An Iowa Board of Medicine rule requires the presence of a physician when abortion inducing drugs are provided…more
| Civil Rights, Health

Franchise Transfers

Most hotels operate under a Franchise Agreement. Franchise agreements, including those in the hospitality industry, are personal contracts for the benefit of the named franchisee only, and are further limited by the…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Franchise Law

DOL Issues Proposed Rule That Would Require Employers to Pay Overtime to Currently-Exempt Salaried White-Collar Employees Who Earn $50,440 Per Year or Less – Regardless of Their Duties.

On June 30, 2015, the U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) announced a long-awaited Proposed Rule which will, if/when finalized, dramatically raise the minimum salary threshold for salaried exempt employees under the Fair Labor…more
| Labor & Employment Law

When the Friendly Government Inspector Arrives

When I used to work in the Office of Chief Counsel for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, I would see it all the time. A government agency institutes an investigation. An investigator may have been provided information by a…more
| Labor & Employment Law, Transportation

Contractor and Subcontractor Payment Act Not Applicable to Public Works Project

In a decision issued last week in Clipper Pipe & Service, Inc. v. Ohio Casualty Insurance Company, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court concluded that the Contractor and Subcontractor Payment Act, 73 P.S §§ 501-516 (CASPA) does not…more
| Business Organizations, Commercial Law & Contracts, Construction Law, Government Contracting, Real Estate - Commercial

The Recent Auditor General Report and Central Pennsylvania Hospitals

In April, 2015, the Pennsylvania Auditor General released a Report that chastised the Department of Labor and Industry for its failure to implement adequate procedures to ensure that all complaints under the Prohibition of…more
| Labor & Employment Law, Health

TelaDoc Wins Injunction Against Texas Medical Board re: Telehealth Restrictions

The Federal District Court of the Western District of Texas has ruled against the Texas Medical Board and granted TelaDoc’s Motion for a Preliminary Injunction prohibiting the Texas Medical Board from enforcing new rules…more
| Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Civil Remedies, Health, Professional Malpractice, Science, Computers, & Technology

Colorado Approves Direct Medicare Payment to CRNA’s

Medicare Regulations allows CRNA’s to administer anesthesia without physician supervision if the state governor opts out of the regular physician supervision requirement. Governor Ritter of Colorado opted out in 2010, and…more
| Elections & Politics, Health, Science, Computers, & Technology

OIG Issues Fraud Alert to Warn Hospitals and Physicians

On June 9, 2015, the OIG issued a Fraud Alert entitled “Fraud Alert: Physician Compensation Arrangements May Result in Significant Liability”. This is just a one page letter warning hospitals and physicians by stating the OIG…more
| Health

Physician Estopped From Alleging FCA Violations in Contract He Previously Approved

Cooper v. Pottstown Hospital is another case where a dissatisfied party is attempting to use the federal Anti-Kickback Statute or the Stark Law in litigation arising out of the contracts to which they were willing parties at one…more
| Health, Labor & Employment Law

Public Transit Passes Satisfy the Transportation Requirements of the Charter School Law

Hoffman v. Steel Valley School District, 1002 C.D. 2014 (Pa.Cmwlth. 2015). The provision of public transit passes to charter school students fulfills the requirements of the Charter School Law for the provision of…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Education, Transportation

Cutting Costs By Reviewing Ongoing Medical Care For Injured Workers

Long term medical care related to workplace injuries can be a costly and frustrating proposition for employers and/or their Workers’ Compensation insurance carriers. In many cases, the injured workers’ medical care continues…more
| Labor & Employment Law, Worker’s Compensation

Pennsylvania Introduces Telehealth Bill

House Bill 706 has been introduced in the Pennsylvania House. This is a “parity” bill which does the following: It defines telehealth in such as way as to neither mandate nor prohibit asynchronous or synchronous…more
| Health, Science, Computers, & Technology
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