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Monkey Pox in the Workplace + Changes to COVID...And, the New ELAH Mini-series on Hiring Has Launched

Over the last few weeks, we have witnessed unexpected growth in MonkeyPox cases across America. Clients are beginning to request information on how to develop policies for MonkeyPox and what to do when an employee is suspected or is diagnosed with MonkeyPox. Plus, the CDC amended the rules for COVID exposure and quarantine. And, Employment Law After Hours has a new mini-series on the hiring process. Watch all this great, need-to-know employment law content.

Employment Law After Hours VIDEO - Top 10 Red Flags When Interviewing

This week on Employment Law After Hours with our own, Brian Meek, Brian discusses the Top 10 Red Flags When Interviewing, how to spot those red flags, how to respond when hiring candidates, what questions to ask during an interview, and more!

Employment Law After Hours Video | How Do You Hire an Employee: A Comprehensive Guide

Do you know the actual, legal process to #hire an #employee? Hiring employees is one of the most important functions companies and employers engage in for their business to be successful.

HIPAA and Cybersecurity 10 Steps You Should Take Now To Protect Your Organization

Kate Hickner sits down with Andy Jones, Brandon Pauley, and Kyle Johnson to discuss recent developments in cybersecurity and today's threat environment. Kate shares with us the HIPAA privacy tips, Andy Jones discusses the security considerations from an expert, Brandon Pauley shares with us incident response from a legal perspective, and Kyle Johnson shares with us, post-incident litigation. Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel to learn more!

Seed and Early Stage Capital: Do's and Don'ts for Physician Entrepreneurs (from a legal perspective)

Kate Hickner, sits down with partner, Kevin Saunders, a transactional attorney in our Cleveland office. Kate and Kevin talk about various topics like the BMD Ventures group which is designed to ignite growth for the Midwest’s venture capital ecosystem. The Ventures team provides promising, early-stage companies and founders with sophisticated, cost-effective and timely legal advisory and document preparation services plus the benefit of forging strategic business and capital connections. Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel to learn more!

Buying or Selling a Physician Practice: Avoiding Common Pitfalls

Kate Hickner sits down with Jerry Kelsheimer, who serves as President at Medic Management Group, where he oversees the executive team, daily company orientations, and overarching business strategy. They discussed many topics like Reasons for Consolidation, a Checklist of Legal Considerations, Five Tips for buying or selling a Practice, and many more. Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel to learn more!

Healthcare Industry Business Development: Insights from a Legal and Marketing Perspective

Kate Hickner sits down with Jennifer Malcolm, who is a multi-award-winning entrepreneur who is passionate about showcasing organization’s stories through multi-creative measures. Jennifer works locally, nationally, and internationally. Some main topics in the Healthcare Marketing: Legal Considerations covered in this webinar are as follows: Federal Anti-Kickback Statute (AKS), Eliminating Kickbacks in Recovery Act of 2018 (EKRA), Free-Splitting, Licensure, and Other State Requirements, Civil Monetary Penalties (CMP) Law, and HIPAA. Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel to learn more!

Hot Topics in Physician Employment Agreements

Our very own, Kate Hickner, sits down with Ronnen Isakov, who is the Managing Director of the Healthcare Advisory Group at Medic Management Group with more than 25 years of experience in the healthcare industry. During this webinar, they discuss various topics like The Big 3, Fair Market Value, Challenges in Industry-wide Healthcare Dynamics, and many more topics. Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel to learn more!

Employment Law After Hours VIDEO: What Is Employment Law After Hours?

Recently, Brennan, Manna & Diamond Director of Marketing, Jennifer Shankleton, sat down with BMD Partner Bryan Meek to discuss the creative process and strategy around launching the YouTube video podcast series Employment Law After Hours. ELAH was created during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic to help better inform employees on the most current employment law news in an efficient but also entertaining way. The series has now grown to reach not only Brennan, Manna & Diamond employees, but has now expanded to their individual clients who might be experiencing similar issues. Don’t forget to subscribe to their YouTube Channel!

Employment Law After Hours VIDEO - Managing Difficult Employees: Performance Improvement Plans

Performance Improvement Plans are some of the best ways to improve employee performance when they are not meeting work expectations or violating company policies and employer rules. Yet, many employers utilize performance improvement plans incorrectly. Therefore, in this in-depth episode of Employment Law After Hours, we explore the best practices for performance improvement plans, as well as providing the supervisor/manager conversation demonstrations, and an ultimate demonstration of providing a performance improvement plan to an employee.

Employment Law After Hours VIDEO - COVID Religion Exemption Requests

Showing & Analyzing Employee Vaccine Religious Accommodations What are religions exemptions and accommodations for COVID-19? What is considered a religious exemption? Are religions exemptions different from religious accommodations regarding the COVID-19 vaccine? How can employees request a religious exemption? How can employees request a religious accommodation? Can employers or companies meet with employees requesting a religious accommodation? What occurs in these meetings? What other information do people, employees, and employers need to know about COVID-19 vaccination religious accommodation / exemption requests? These questions are arising more and more because of the recent Supreme Court decisions.

Employment Law After Hours VIDEO - Talking Pay with Your Co-Workers: Rules Prohibiting Employees from Comparing Wages and Salary

Do you have policies or other rules that employees cannot talk about their pay, wages, or other benefits at work? Such policies may be illegal under the National Labor Relations Act, as regulated by the National Labor Relations Board. In this episode, we discuss concerted activity, which is protected for employees under law, and what employers can do legally to encourage a culture where employees are more comfortable discussing their pay with human resources, rather than each other. The NLRB can be very strict when analyzing handbooks and other policies that even implicitly prohibit such employee discussions on pay, wages, and salaries. It is important that you conduct routine handbook audits to ensure that such policies are not violating the law, which could lead to penalties and fines.

Employment Law After Hours VIDEO - Working Off the Clock: Laws Requiring Payment for Work Performed After Shift Ends

Do employees get paid when they work off the clock after the end of their scheduled shift? What if an employee answers emails or text messages after work? Do companies or employers have to pay employees for answering emails or text messages at home? Do employers or companies have to pay for de minimis work time? Do you have to pay exempt (salary) employees for working from home? Do you have to pay non-exempt employees for working from home? Do companies have to pay overtime for working from home? These questions are answered by the federal Fair Labor Standards Act, which requires that non-exempt employees be paid at least minimum wage (and possibly overtime) for all hours worked, regardless of where and when those hours are worked. Always remember to check specific state laws regarding employee payments in your state.