BILLING AND COLLECTIONS

Enforcement Trends: Private Insurers Are Cracking Down on the Labs that Scam Them

Watch out billing scammers! The DOJ, OIG and whistleblower have a new ally in their never-ending quest to bring dishonest labs to justice: private insurance companies. And among the insurance … [Read more...]

MANAGING STAFF

Model Drug & Alcohol Testing Policy

While it may be the most effective way to enforce your anti-drug and alcohol policies, an employee testing policy must be carefully drafted to withstand legal challenges, especially if you impose … [Read more...]

MODEL POLICY

Tool: Model Pandemic Influenza Policy

Although not officially a pandemic, the miserable 2018 flu season is a vivid reminder of the importance of preparing so that your lab responds effectively if and when the next pandemic does hit. The … [Read more...]

MANAGING STAFF

Tools: Model Flu Vaccination Policies—Mandatory & Voluntary

Vaccination is the most effective defense against flu viruses. So it behooves you to ensure that lab workers get flu shots every year at the start of every flu season. But what if workers neglect or … [Read more...]

MANAGING STAFF

Tool: Model Sexual Harassment Policy

The sexual harassment policy has been a fixture of the HR manual for decades. And that's the problem. While lack of toleration for sexual harassment is decades-old, the conduct and our understanding … [Read more...]

COMPLIANCE PERSPECTIVE

Beware of Accidental Discrimination in Lab Job Ads

Before civil rights laws, job ads like these were seen as perfectly normal. Today, employers aren't allowed to post job ads with phrases that exclude or express preferences based on race, gender, … [Read more...]

COMPLIANCE

Here’s my latest Employment Law update prepared for many HR professionals

By Mike O'Brien  bio Lots of ADA Facility Lawsuits in Utah: Here is an interesting legal news update from my partner Mike Judd: Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) … [Read more...]

EMPLOYMENT LAW

Employment Law Update for August 2017

By Mike O'Brien  bio Here is my periodic update prepared for interested HR professionals trying to deal with the complex American employment laws. In this update: REPEAL? REPAIR? REPLACE? … [Read more...]

EMPLOYMENT LAW

Employment Law Update for HR Managers

By Mike O'Brien  bio This is my periodic update prepared for interested HR professionals trying to deal with the complex American employment laws. Federal Appeals Court says sexual … [Read more...]

MANAGING STAFF

Watch Out for Resume Fraud

By Lynne Curry, Ph.D  bio You know that new laboratory assistant you just hired—the one with the terrific resume and reference? It turns out she never worked for the employers named on the … [Read more...]


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