Over the past several months, many clients have reached out to us with questions like, can an employer require their employees to take a COVID vaccine as a condition of employment? According to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, as... Read More
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A recent settlement highlights the potential perils associated with hospitals’ employment of physicians, where excessive compensation to physicians is deemed to be a reward for referrals in violation of Federal Anti-Kickback Statute (“AKS”)... Read More
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On June 12, 2021, a federal District Court in Texas dismissed a case filed by employees of Houston Methodist Hospital’s (the “Hospital”) challenging the Hospital’s mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy. Bridges, et al v. Houston Methodist... Read More
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Self-regulation by the medical profession is separate and distinct from the conventional rules exercised by the judicial system. Peer review and disciplinary matters are generally heard before the Medical Executive Committee (“MEC”) at Hospitals... Read More
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Restrictive covenants in employment agreements are a critical tool utilized by employers to impose post-employment restrictions on their employees. Restrictive covenants are enforceable to preserve and protect the employer’s confidential... Read More
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A proposed piece of legislation, entitled “Employee Security Act” (HB 3530 and SB 2332) is working its way though Illinois’ congress. If passed, it would make it only the second state in the country to prohibit at-will employment outright—a... Read More
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In what may be the first of many lawsuits, a New Mexico county prison guard has filed a lawsuit challenging a directive requiring all first responders to receive a COVID-19 vaccine as a condition of continued employment. The lawsuit is particularly... Read More
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New Jersey businesses are governed by some of the most comprehensive employment laws in the country. Employers in regulated sectors must pay even more attention to their actions to avoid allegations of wrongdoing by their employees.  Employers must... Read More
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As we predicted in our Client Alert last week, the expiration of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA”) on December 31, 2020 leaves employers nationwide in a lurch, for the most recent pandemic relief package signed by the... Read More
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