Under Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”), private health care providers, including clinics, hospitals and doctor’s offices, as places of public accommodation, are required to provide their services to individuals with disabilities in an accessible manner. Specifically, the ADA requires that providers provide individuals with disabilities full and equal access to their health care services and facilities and provide reasonable modifications to policies, practices and procedures when necessary to make health care services fully available to individuals with disabilities, unless the modifications would alter the essential nature of the services.
The Department of Justice enforces the ADA … Continue Reading
A monthly breakfast law briefing and networking series specifically designed for health care and wellness company executives and human resources professionals. This informative series will address labor and employment issues during these challenging times and offer solutions.
For additional information and to register, contact Carla Llarena or by tel: (404) 869-5363.
February 8, 2012
Today’s OSHA: What Healthcare Companies and Practices Need to Know
March 14, 2012
It Can Hurt to Ask: TMI in the Digital Age
(Focusing on Social Media & Background Checks)
April 11, 2012
Best Practices to Avoid Wage and Hour Liability
May 9, 2012
What You … Continue Reading
By: Kara M. Maciel
Identifying and eradicating the misclassification of employees as independent contractors continues to be a key objective for the Obama Administration. The U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) and the IRS have intensified their enforcement efforts regarding worker misclassification, and audits have increased substantially, particularly within the home health industry. In September 2011, the DOL and IRS announced an effort to coordinate with each other and with several states by, pursuant to a Memorandum of Understanding, permitting the sharing of information to combat misclassification.
Legal Tests for Independent Contractor Status
Liability for misclassification can arise under different laws, … Continue Reading