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October 15: Attend Epstein Becker Green’s Workforce Management Briefing – High Stakes and High Priorities

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When:  Thursday, October 15, 2015    8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Where:  New York Hilton Midtown, 1335 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10019

This year, Epstein Becker Green’s Annual Workforce Management Briefing focuses on the latest developments that impact employers nationwide, featuring senior officials from the U.S. Department of Labor and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. We will also take a close look at the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act and its growing impact on the workplace.

In addition, we are excited to welcome our keynote speaker Neil Cavuto, Senior Vice President, Managing Editor, … Continue Reading

DHS Extends Eligibility for Employment Authorization to Certain H-4 Dependent Spouses of H-1B Nonimmigrants

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Robert S. Groban, Jr. and the Immigration Law Group of Epstein Becker Green recently issued an alert that will be of interest to healthcare employers.

On February 24, 2015, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued a final rule that extends eligibility for employment authorization to certain H-4 dependent spouses of H-1B nonimmigrants who are seeking employment-based lawful permanent resident status. H-4 spouses who fit the eligibility criteria will be able to apply for employment authorization starting on May 26, 2015.

Read the full Client Alert here.Continue Reading

American Hospital Association Features EBG’s “Eye on Ebola” Webinar

Epstein Becker Green’s slides from the “Eye on Ebola: A Discussion About the Health Regulatory, Risk Management, and Labor and Employment Issues Impacting Health Care Providers” webinar is featured on the American Hospital Association’s Ebola Preparedness Resourcesclick here.

The November 17 webinar addressed the professional and business challenges encountered by health care providers dealing with Ebola and other infectious diseases, and featured 4 fantastic speakers.

  • Bruno Petinaux, M.D., Associate Professor, Co-Chief of the Emergency Management Section, Department of Emergency Medicine, George Washington University Medical Faculty Associates offered a clinical overview as well as a review of the
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NYC Affordable Transit Act Passes – Expanding the Right to Pre-Tax Transit Benefits to More New Yorkers

Health care employers doing business in New York City should take note of a new ordinance Mayor Bill de Blasio signed into law on October 20, 2014 – The Affordable Transit Act. 

The Affordable Transit Act (the “Act”) requires employers in New York City with 20 or more full-time employees to offer pre-tax transit benefits to employees. The Act allows employees to use up to $130 in tax free money towards their transit costs, which is the current IRS limit.  Full-time employees are defined as employees working an average of 30 hours or more per week. 

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Post-Acute Care in Transition: Tackling the Legal/Regulatory Transformation of the Industry

A Nelson Hardiman and Epstein Becker Green Webinar Series

The post-acute spectrum of care is going through a period of profound legal changes, from newly emerging risks to integration with acute care and the transition to managed care. This series features leading attorneys sharing insights into compliance challenges and strategies. Join us for this series and stay ahead of the latest regulatory updates in long-term care.

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A Complimentary Two-Part Webinar on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

Health Care Entities and the ADA: Part I – Complex Issues in the Reasonable Accommodation of Employees Continue Reading

Promoting Greater Diversity in the Healthcare Workforce

Epstein Becker & Green, P.C. attorneys Jennifer Goodwin, David Matyas, and Deepa Selvam coauthored an article addressing the importance of promoting greater diversity in the health care workforce.  Read the article – “Promoting Greater Diversity in the Healthcare Workforce” – in its entirety, as published in the October 2012 issue of AHLA Connections.

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NLRB Launches Website Targeting Non-Union Employees

Written By: Adam C. Abrahms

Continuing its effort to “outreach” to non-union employees and educate them on their rights under the National Labor Relations Act, the NLRB has launched a new webpage on Concerted Activity.  The NLRB’s announcement  of its new webpage made clear the page is designed to inform employees of their rights “even if they are not in a union.”  

The webpage, in addition to giving basic descriptions of concerted activities, asserts that “The law we enforce gives employees the right to act together to try to improve their pay and working conditions or fix job-related problems, Continue Reading

24 Epstein Becker Green Attorneys Honored by Chambers USA – Firm Wins the Award for Excellence in Healthcare

Epstein Becker Green is proud to announce that it has received the 2012 Chambers USA Award for Excellence in the Healthcare category. The results were announced at an awards dinner held on Thursday, June 7, 2012, in New York. Other firms nominated in the Healthcare category included Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP; Hogan Lovells US LLP; King & Spalding LLP; McDermott Will & Emery LLP; Ober Kaler Grimes & Shriver PC; and Proskauer Rose LLP.

The Chambers USA Awards for Excellence are based on research for the 2012 edition of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business and … Continue Reading

Legal 500 Recognizes the Firm for its Work in the Health Care Industry and Labor and Employment

In 2012, both of Epstein Becker Green’s founding practices, Health Care & Life Sciences and Labor & Employment, as well as several individual attorneys, were recognized as leaders in their fields of practice.

Specifically, Jay P. Krupin and Steven Swirsky were recognized in the Labor and Employment Management Relations Category.

Click here to read more about Epstein Becker Green’s recognition by Legal 500 United States… 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

Accessibility Obligations of Medical Providers to Provide Care to Individuals with Disabilities

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

U.S. Department of Labor Cracks Down on MEWAs

On December 6, 2011, the U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) issued a proposed rule on Form M-1 filing requirements, a proposed rule on DOL ex parte cease and desist orders, a notice of proposed form revision to Form M-1 and a notice of proposed form revision to Form 5500  implementing new requirements for multiple employer welfare arrangements (“MEWAs”) under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (“PPACA”) (referred to as the “Proposed Rules”).  PPACA prohibits false statements or representations of fact about a MEWA’s financial condition, benefits provided and its regulatory status in connection with the marketing of … 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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