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Wednesday, January 13th, 2016

Many employers find themselves facing employment related lawsuits that come directly from labor law violations. In many cases, the employer had no idea there was a problem until they received the lawsuit notice. It is important for employers to know about the five most common labor law violations and to take action to avoid problems. […]

Wednesday, January 13th, 2016

Employers need to understand the basic requirements of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). The FMLA offers qualified employees the right to take unpaid leave in certain situations. Employers need to know what is involved, what the employees’ rights are, and what rights the employer has. What is a qualified employee entitled to under […]

Wednesday, January 13th, 2016

In recent years, there has been a negative response to employment laws. Some employers have been working to try and reduce the legal protections given to workers in the name of higher profits. Employment laws were put in place to protect workers from wrongdoing by their employers. Without those statutes, workers would be vulnerable to […]

Monday, December 7th, 2015

In the past, the only place patients could go for medications was to a compounding pharmacy. The pharmacist would create a product using raw ingredients kept on the premises. This process changed in the early 20th century with the rise of pharmaceutical companies and an increased concern about safety and efficacy. Today, the vast majority […]

Wednesday, December 2nd, 2015

Employers are often overwhelmed by the many laws governing labor and employment in the United States. These employment laws can come from both the federal and state levels. Some statutes overlap and some apply only to certain employers or situations. There are several types of employment statutes including civil rights, family and medical leave, workers’ […]

Wednesday, December 2nd, 2015

FDA inspections are not what a pharmacist expects to happen on any given day. However, these inspections can happen at just about any time. Consider if you would be prepared if an FDA inspector walked into your pharmacy tomorrow. It is important for pharmacies to understand what occurs during and after an FDA inspection. It […]

Wednesday, November 18th, 2015

There are usually several steps taken during a civil dispute before litigation is considered an option. The pre-litigation process helps both parties prepare for a lawsuit. This formal process also opens up opportunities to settle the dispute with the guidance of an attorney, without the need to go to court. During the pre-litigation process, the […]

Wednesday, November 18th, 2015

Managed care contracts must be negotiated between healthcare providers, such as doctors and hospitals, and a managed care organization (MCO) such as an HMO or a PPO. These organizations are always looking for discounted rates, which presents a challenge to providers who are facing rising costs and more legal requirements. A common mistake made by […]

Wednesday, November 18th, 2015

It is quite common for the terms labor law and employment law to be used interchangeably. While these phrases share common terminology, they are two distinct forms of the practice. However, there is some crossover between the two concepts. Employment law covers all laws, mandates, and regulations regarding the employee-employer relationship. Labor law typically focuses […]

Wednesday, November 18th, 2015

Do you have durable medical equipment, prosthetics, orthotics or related supplies (DMEPOS) in your healthcare office provided by a home medical equipment (HME) supplier? If so, you should have a lending arrangement with that supplier, which is often called a loan or consignment closet. The medical equipment and supplies in loan and consignment closets are […]