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Hurricane Sandy: Tax and Employee Benefits Relief Available to Employers

In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, employers with employees and operations impacted by Hurricane Sandy are asking what types of tax and employee benefits relief may be available to them and their affected employees.  The Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”), the Department of Labor (“DOL”) and the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (“PBGC”) have moved quickly to provide disaster relief guidance for affected employers and their employees.

IRS Relief.  In response to Hurricane Sandy, on November 2, 2012, the IRS in IR-2012-84 declared Hurricane Sandy a “qualified disaster” for federal income tax purposes under Section 139 of the Internal Revenue Code of … Continue Reading

Critical Issues for Physicians in Post-Acquisition Employment Agreements

For a physician who has spent his or her whole professional life developing and growing a medical practice, the process of selling that practice can be a traumatic experience.  Typically, the physician may focus on the short term, attempting to maximize the price at which the practice will be purchased and the applicable payment terms.  However, the long term happiness of the selling physician may depend less on the size of the purchase price at which the practice is sold, and more on how well the physician negotiates the terms and conditions of employment following the acquisition, most notably where … Continue Reading

“Tail Coverage” Following Termination of Employment: What Physicians (and Their Employers) Should Know

A significant majority of all professional liability coverage available to physicians these days is provided on a “claims-made” basis, with a claim being covered only if (i) the claim arose out of professional services rendered during the term of the professional liability policy, and (ii) notice of the claim is provided by the insured during the term of the policy. (This is in contrast to “occurrence coverage,” where a claim is covered if it related to professional services rendered during the term of the policy, regardless of when notice of the claim is provided by the insured.)  Where termination of … Continue Reading

When Is a wRVU Not a wRVU? Getting Paid Fully for Your Productivity

According to the 2011 Medical Group Management Association’s Physician Compensation and Productivity Report, more than one-third of physician group practices in the U.S. are using some type of “work relative value unit” (commonly known as a wRVU) structure for compensation purposes, and more than 60% of physicians are paid on the basis of some type of wRVU metric. So, physicians clearly have some familiarity with the wRVU concept and its application in calculating physican “pay for productivity” compensation.

However, while wRVU models generally provide compensation based on the productivity of the physician (multiplying the number of wRVUs by one … Continue Reading

2012 HEAL Briefings for Healthcare and Wellness Executive and HR Professionals – EBG Atlanta Office

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
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