Legal Developments

Legal Developments

5/15/2006
What Employers Need to Know In today’s fast paced working environment, it has become necessary for businesses to look beyond their current staff for either specialized or temporary workers. The use of independent contractors has become alluring to companies because independent contractors present the option to businesses to receive the same comparable work product as their current staff without incurring the initially high employee training costs while at the same time benefiting from...
4/17/2006
Employee Personnel Records In today’s world of information and documentation, it is essential for employers to keep and maintain comprehensive employee files. Such files often include documents accumulated prior to the date of hire, throughout the employment, and post-employment documentation.  As an employer, what are your responsibilities or liabilities with regard to keeping or allowing access to these files? What files should you retain and for how long? These questions and those...
4/1/2006
So you were involved in a medical malpractice lawsuit that, unfortunately, ended up in a settlement against you. Most physicians have at least a passing familiarity with the basic tenets of reporting settlements: 1) If a physician has a settlement against them in a medical malpractice action over $30,000, this must be reported to the Medical Board of California (“MBC”); and 2) more significantly, a physician’s settlement of a malpractice claim, for any amount, must be reported...