Business and Healthcare Law Firm


Employment Agencies and the Affordable Care Act

Posted on: November 20, 2015

 By Michael G. Polis Section 4980H of the Internal Revenue Code (and accompanying regulations promulgated by the Internal Revenue Service) addresses the employer excise tax as it relates to the ACA.  The IRS has stated that “employers may not avoid meeting the threshold through the use of staffing agencies.”  For purposes of counting an “employee” Read more.....

Class Action Waivers Might Not be Enforceable When the Federal Arbitration Act Does Not Apply

Posted on: November 19, 2015

 By Samson R. Elsbernd Last year we reported on the California Supreme Court’s decision that class action waivers in employment contracts are enforceable in California notwithstanding unconscionability or State public policy to the contrary when the Federal Arbitration Act (“FAA”) applies. [1] This past month, one of the California courts of appeal revisited the issue Read more.....

Discrimination, Harassment and Other Common Legal Issues That Veterinarians Face

Posted on: November 6, 2015

 by Stephen K. Marmaduke Some of the most common employment-related legal issues faced by veterinarians include discrimination, harassment, whistle blower claims and leave laws. A more detailed discussion of each of these issues is included below. Discrimination Discrimination refers to the disparate treatment of employees or job candidates based on certain protected characteristics, such as Read more.....