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Last month, the National Labor Relations Board (Board) issued a proposed rule limiting its jurisdiction to exclude private university and college graduate students who perform work in connection with their studies from coverage under the National Labor...
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court recently declared that the seven-year statute of repose applicable to medical malpractice lawsuits is unconstitutional. Healthcare providers and their insurers and reinsurers should be mindful that some claims that were barred by...
An increasingly popular trend in construction contracts is to include sole discretion language, which expresses that a breach of contract, change order, withholding, or right to terminate is at the “sole discretion” of the higher tiered contractor or owner...
The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals recently revived a plaintiff’s associational discrimination claims under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) in a case involving his demotion and termination after a schedule change request to care for his disabled...
Dental Practice to Pay $10,000 for Impermissible Disclosures of Patients’ Protected Health Information on Social Media
Responding to a patient’s review on Yelp triggered an Office of Civil Rights (OCR) investigation of a small Texas dental practice recently which ultimately resulted in an agreement by the practice to pay $10,000 and implement a two-year OCR-monitored corrective...
When a project fails to timely meet milestones or completion dates, disputes often arise. Sometimes, the owner threatens to assess liquidated damages. Other times, however, it may be the contractor who has a claim against the owner. Three typical claims that a...
The Pennsylvania Department of Revenue has locked in its new policy which takes effect October 1 and requires breweries to remit a use tax of 6% on 25% of the total retail price of their own beer sold to consumers at their premises. After some delay and several...
The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced today the final version of its overtime exemption rule, officially setting the minimum salary threshold for overtime eligibility at $35,568 per year or $684 per week. This threshold is $260 more than that which was...
Federal Agency Files Notice of Violation Against Medical Center that Forced Nurse to Assist in Abortion Procedure
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recently found the University of Vermont Medical Center (UVMMC) to be in violation of federal law by forcing a nurse to participate in an abortion procedure which infringed upon the nurse’s religious beliefs....
Appeals Court Ruling Clarifies That Calculation is Dependent on Employee-Employer Agreement The United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit recently held that payments an employee receives from third parties should be viewed differently than those...
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