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Wisconsin Supreme Court to Decide Limits on Non-Solicitation of Employee Clauses

[09/05/17]

Posted on September 5, 2017 in HR Insights for Health Care

Published by: Hall Render

Most employers are familiar with the scrutiny afforded non-compete agreements. However, many don’t realize that there are other forms of restrictive covenants potentially subject to that same scrutiny. Today, September 5, 2017, the Wisconsin Supreme Court will be asked to decide whether the state’s law that limits the enforceability of non-compete agreements applies to the…Read More

New EEO-1 Pay Data Reporting Obligations “Suspended Indefinitely”

[08/31/17]

Posted on August 31, 2017 in HR Insights for Health Care

Published by: Hall Render

The Office of Management and Budget (“OMB”) has “suspended indefinitely” the compliance date for the new pay data reporting requirements on the EEO-1 report. Private employers with at least 100 employees will still be required to annually file EEO-1 reports, but the scope of the report will be limited to the same “race/ethnicity and gender…Read More

USCIS to Implement Additional Hurdles to Adjustment of Status Process

[08/30/17]

Posted on August 30, 2017 in HR Insights for Health Care

Published by: Hall Render

On August 29, 2017, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) announced that adjustment of status applications based on employment and refugee/asylee petitions will be subject to in-person interviews with immigration officers beginning October 1, 2017. USCIS POLICY CHANGE Although Department of Homeland Security (“DHS”) regulations provide a legal basis for requiring all adjustment of status…Read More

Cybersecurity Insurance Carriers: Are You Ready?

[08/28/17]

Posted on August 28, 2017 in Health Law News

Published by: Hall Render

A recent U.S. Court of Appeals decision increases chances for data breach victims to successfully sue. In 2014, customers of a health insurer filed a lawsuit after their personally identifiable information (“PII”) was revealed in a data breach that affected more than one million individuals.[1] The lower court dismissed the lawsuit in 2014, but on…Read More

USCIS Denies Applications for Advance Parole Due to International Travel

[08/28/17]

Posted on August 28, 2017 in HR Insights for Health Care

Published by: Hall Render

On August 18, 2017, the American Immigration Lawyers Association (“AILA”) issued a statement confirming numerous reports of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) denying Form I-131 Applications for Advance Parole where applicants exited the U.S. while the applications were pending. These denials have occurred even where applicants possessed separate, valid advance parole documents or nonimmigrant…Read More

Health Provider News – August 25, 2017

[08/25/17]

Posted on August 25, 2017 in Health Law News

Published by: Hall Render

NATIONAL Deloitte: Many states establishing Medicaid APMs, but few evaluated for effects on outcomes Doctors loathe their EHRs, right? Not these physicians Is Amazon about to take over the pharmacy industry? HHS proposes another 340B penalty rule delay For-profit hospital operators likely to experience weak patient admissions through 2018 Governors Preparing Bipartisan Health Care Plan…Read More

Proposed Incentives for Behavioral Health Providers to Adopt Electronic Health Records

[08/24/17]

Posted on August 24, 2017 in Health Law News

Published by: Hall Render

With the intention of improving care for individuals receiving substance use disorder treatment and mental health care by better coordinating care, Senators Rob Portman (R-OH) and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) introduced the Improving Access to Behavioral Health Information Technology Act (“Act”), a bipartisan bill designed to grant incentives to behavioral health organizations to adopt electronic health…Read More

The Physician Pipeline and Counting Residents: Too Little and Too Much

[08/24/17]

Posted on August 24, 2017 in Health Law News

Published by: Hall Render

While federal efforts in recent years may have incrementally increased the number of medical residents in training in the United States, still too few residents are being trained to meet expected demand for physicians. This article examines a recent United States Government Accountability Office (“GAO”) report that outlines the federal efforts to expand graduate medical…Read More

New Guidance: FDA Allows Waiver of Informed Consent for Minimal Risk Research

[08/22/17]

Posted on August 22, 2017 in Health Law News

Published by: Hall Render

On July 25, 2017, the Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) issued guidance (the “Guidance”) stating that it does not intend to object to an Institutional Review Board’s (“IRB”) wavier of the informed consent requirements for human subjects research involving no more than minimal risk. The Guidance, effective immediately, aligns the FDA’s policy on the waiver of…Read More

Medical Residency Programs Potentially Liable Under Title IX—For Resident AND Non-Resident Employees!

[08/22/17]

Posted on August 22, 2017 in HR Insights for Health Care

Published by: Hall Render

As we reported in a previous article, the Third Circuit recently decided in Doe v. Mercy[1] that: 1) the medical residency program of the facility being sued in that case was an “educational program or activity” under Title IX; and 2) the medical resident had standing to sue under Title IX even though the resident…Read More