Topic: HIPAA

Do Your Employees Telecommute? You Should Know…

“Employers are responsible for providing a safe workplace to all employees, even employees working at home…” (Eric Uhl, Fisher & Phillips) Telecommuting may provide companies with a number of benefits, but it’s not without legal risk. Here are five issues to consider: 1. Wage and hour laws: “While telecommuting may appear to be a terrific… Read more »

Employers Can Charge Employees For Not Joining Wellness Programs? Sure…

It might not be the healthy incentive you had in mind, exactly, but thanks to a recent federal court of appeals ruling, you might be able to start charging workers a fee when they don’t participate in your company’s wellness program. The lawsuit involved a Broward County (Florida) employee who objected to paying $40 per… Read more »

Follow This: Our Latest Business News Feeds on Twitter

We’ve been busy building our latest round of subject-specific business feeds on Twitter. Each of the accounts below features the latest commentary, analysis, and news from leading lawyers and law firms on a given topic – obvious by the title. And, thanks to Twitter’s new embed feature, you can click to FOLLOW any subject that… Read more »

Wellness Programs: Great Idea for Your Employees, But Watch Out for Pitfalls

Thanks to workplace wellness programs, employees across the country are losing weight, quitting smoking, and improving their overall physical health. But employees aren’t the only ones who benefit from a focus on health in the workplace. Law firm Snell & Wilmer: “The economic case for these programs is strong and supported by some pretty staggering… Read more »

HIPAA By The Numbers

Culled from recent law firm updates on JD Supra, here’s a look at the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act by the numbers: 150: The number of HIPAA audits of covered entities and their business associates that the Office of Civil Rights has hired KPMG to do before December 31, 2012.  HIPAA Audits Are Coming: KPMG… Read more »