Archive for April, 2013

OSHA Wins: Zone of Danger Creates Employer Liability

On a construction site, isn’t it enough to protect employees from existing hazards? And what does it matter if no one actually got hurt? The Sixth Circuit recently answered these questions: “No it’s not enough,” and “Absolutely, it matters.” In All Erection & Crane Rental Corp. v. OSHRC, a crane rental company supplied a crane […]

 

Buyer Beware of Successor Liability For FLSA Claims

Businesses often acquire other businesses through an asset purchase, rather than a stock purchase, so that the buyer does not inherit the liabilities of the seller.  Not all business owners realize that federal labor law violations often are excluded from state law contract law, and buyers may be liable for seller’s violations no matter what their […]

 

The HIPAA/HITECH Final Rule has arrived!

If you are a health care provider or someone who routinely performs work involving patient health information on behalf of a health care provider, you need to know about the HIPAA/HITECH Final Rule. Since the passage of the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act of 2009 (HITECH), the Department of Health and […]