Monthly Archives: May 2016

LEGISLATIVE UPDATES – HEALTH CARE LAW

By Scott • Wagner and Associates |

Prescribing of Controlled Substances by PAs and ARNPs: This session, the Florida legislature approved the prescribing of controlled substances by Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioners (“ARNPs”) and Physician Assistants, which will become effective as of January 1, 2017.  House Bill 423 amends various Florida statutes to allow such prescribing provided that the ARNP or PA… Read More »

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LIVE-IN HOME CARE WORKERS

By Scott • Wagner and Associates |

The Wage and Hour Division of the U.S. Department of Labor issued Field Assistance Bulletin 2016-1 on April 25, 2016 regarding the “Exclusion of Sleep Time from Hours Worked by Domestic Service Employees”. The Bulletin and accompanying FAQs provide guidance on this matter following the changes to the domestic home care worker exemptions from… Read More »

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Learning More About Harassment in the Workplace

By Scott • Wagner and Associates |

Two Types of Harassment in Your Place of Employment When we hear that someone is filing a workplace harassment lawsuit, what do they mean? And are there different forms of workplace harassment, or is it defined in a more limited way? According to a fact sheet from the U.S. Department of Labor, there are… Read More »

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Fighting Age Discrimination at Work

By Scott • Wagner and Associates |

Many employees who are nearing retirement age have concerns about age discrimination at their places of employment. How can you be certain if you have been discriminated against because of age? And are there any steps you can take to prevent age discrimination from happening in the first place? According to a recent article… Read More »

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Discrimination Against Same-Sex Spouse and Sex Discrimination at Work

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Can an employee find protections against discrimination through claims of sex discrimination—rather than discrimination based upon sexual orientation or gender identity—in order to expand gay rights in the workplace? That is the question recently posed by an article in Bloomberg Business in relation to a Walmart employee’s workplace discrimination claim. If the court decides… Read More »

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