Patients’ right to access their health information is a core patient right protected under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH Act)…. Read more
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Does a temp agency supply workers to you? Do you contract services like dining or security? Under the Department of Labor’s new joint employer guidance, you may be a joint employer of a worker whom… Read more
Continuing the discussion on the “Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement” Act (the “SECURE Act”), part of H.R. 1865, this post will elaborate on some of the most important changes made to employer-provided retirement… Read more
In the last days of December, Congress passed, and the President signed, an end-of-year appropriations bill, H.R. 1865. In addition to funding the government, the bill contained the “Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement”… Read more
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires most employers with 10 or more employees to track and report all work-related injuries and illnesses via Forms 300 (Log of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses) and 300A… Read more
While non-exempt employees usually are paid hourly, employers can also classify employees as salaried non-exempt. Employees sometimes like this method because it ensures they receive a set take-home pay each week, even if work is… Read more
Should you pay for the time a non-exempt employee spends at your annual holiday party? Perhaps! Generally speaking, voluntary attendance at a holiday party or community event (e.g., charitable dinner, ribbon cutting) is not compensable… Read more
On November 12, 2019, the Internal Revenue Service issued a news release announcing a significant increase in enforcement actions for syndicated conservation easements, designating those transactions as a priority compliance area for the agency. What… Read more
An employer recently called with a question about nursing breaks. An employee returning from parental leave wanted daily breaks to go home to nurse her newborn. What does the law require regarding allowing mothers to… Read more
Because the possession and sale of marijuana, or cannabis, is generally illegal under the federal Controlled Substances Act, depository institutions have been reluctant to provide financial services to cannabis-related businesses, even in states where the… Read more