Accretive Health Inc. asked a judge to throw out Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson’s lawsuit accusing the company of breaching privacy laws after a laptop containing data on about 23,500 patients was lost.
MIAMI — A federal judge declared Gov. Rick Scott's order requiring drug testing for some 85,000 state workers unconstitutional Thursday, saying the governor showed no evidence of a drug problem at the agencies to warrant testing without suspicion.
WASHINGTON — Insurance companies will have to return more than $1 billion this year to consumers and businesses, thanks to a new requirement in President Barack Obama's health care overhaul, a report released Thursday concludes.
While the legal industry is all about boosting diversity, the overall statistics remain unimpressive. In fact, according to a report by the Institute for Inclusion in the Legal Profession (IILP) — a nonprofit formed in 2010 to advocate for more diversity in the profession — ethnic minorities and women’s representation among law graduates has dropped in recent years, with minorities representing 16.6 percent of all attorneys at surveyed firms (down from 18.1 percent), and women comprising 35.3 percent of attorneys (down from 36 percent).
Employers in California must tread carefully when classifying employees as independent contractors. Senate Bill 459, signed into law by Gov. Jerry Brown and effective as of Jan. 1, aims to crack down on the misclassification of independent contractors.
WASHINGTON — Is an arrest in a barroom brawl 20 years ago a job disqualifier? Not necessarily, the government said last week in new guidelines on how employers can avoid running afoul of laws prohibiting job discrimination.
The California Supreme Court unanimously decided April 12 that employers don't have to force employees to take a meal break, they only need to provide it, in a case closely watched by the hospitality and restaurant industries.
An initiative to reform San Diego’s pension system seeking voter approval in June is projected to save $950 million over the next 30 years, according to a fiscal analysis by the city’s Independent Budget Analyst (IBA).
August 13, 2012 -- Phil Alexander and Ryan Harris of Harris Personal Injury Lawyers explain why teamwork is so integral to the success of their firm and in succeeding in achieving the best results for their clients.