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FTC Prohibits Most Noncompete Agreements Between Employers and Workers

In a 3-2 vote along party lines on April 23, 2024, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) approved and issued a final rule to take effect in 120 days prohibiting most noncompete agreements between employers and workers. The Commission says the new regulations will ensure that American workers have the freedom to pursue a new job, start a new business or introduce a new product or service to the market.

See the full, original article here: FTC Prohibits Most Noncompete Agreements | U.S. Workers | Legal Challenges Expected: Foster Swift

Categories: Alerts and Updates, Employment, Labor Relations, Lawsuit, News

The Workers' Compensation Issues Raised by Coronavirus Pandemic and Michigan's Newly Promulgated Emergency Rules for "First Response Employees"

AmbulanceThe Current Context

The novel Coronavirus (“COVID-19”), now classified as a full blown pandemic by the World Health Organization, is projected to continue spreading across Michigan and the United States over the next few months. In less than a month, the global number of confirmed COVID-19 cases has tripled from about 75,000 cases on February 20, 2020, to more than a quarter million cases as of Friday, March 20.  Read More ›

Categories: Employment, Health Care Reform, Labor Relations, Workers' Compensation

Recap of 2012 Healthcare Forum

On October 11, 2012, the Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce hosted its annual Healthcare Forum.  A half-day event, the Healthcare Forum brings together mid-Michigan leaders in the health care industry to provide updates on the latest issues.  This year’s forum, titled “Countdown to 2014 – The Tools to Conform to Healthcare Reform,” drew nearly 100 attendees and featured topics including: Read More ›

Categories: Compliance, Employee Benefits, Employment, Health Care Reform, Labor Relations, Regulatory

Health Care Employers Not Required to Post NLRB Notice Until Further Decision from the Courts

health care employersPreviously, the Foster Swift Health Care Law Blog notified you of an NLRB requirement for employers to display notices about employees' rights to organize a union.  The notice requirement was delayed, and employers were not required to post the notice until April 30, 2012.  On April 17, 2012, the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia granted an emergency motion for injunction pending appeal and for expedited consideration related to the notice requirement.  This was discussed in Foster Swift’s recent Employment, Labor & Benefits E-News.  In particular, it is important to note that this court's decision means that employers are not required to post the notice until the court rules on the NLRB's authority to promulgate such a requirement.  Oral arguments on this issue are expected to occur in September, 2012.  Foster Swift's Employment, Labor & Benefits E-News and Health Care Law Blog will keep you posted on this issue. Read More ›

Categories: Employment, Labor Relations

Health Facilities Must Display Notice about Employees' Organizing Rights

The NLRB has decreed that, starting on January 31, 2012, health facilities must post a notice informing those on payroll of their rights to negotiate as a group and join a union…but stay tuned.

Currently, the notice is required to list:

  • the rights that an employee has under the National Labor Relations Act ("NLRA");
  • what is illegal for an employer to do under the NLRA;
  • what is illegal for a union to do under the NLRA; and
  • what to do if there has been a violation of rights under the NLRA.

The NLRB has copies of a sample notice available.  The notice may be printed on multiple pieces of paper, but it must be 11-by-17-inches in size and placed in a conspicuous location. The National Labor Relations Board (the "NLRB") finalized its rule requiring this notice in the August 30, 2011 federal register. Read More ›

Categories: Employment, Hospitals, Labor Relations, Physicians

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Best Lawyers® 2021

Congratulations to the attorneys of the Health Care practice group at Foster Swift Collins & Smith, PC for their inclusion in the Best Lawyers in America 2021 edition. Firm-wide, 44 lawyers were listed. Best Lawyers lists are compiled based on an exhaustive peer-review evaluation and as lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed; inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor. Health Care practice group members listed in Best Lawyers are as follows:

To see the full list of Foster Swift attorneys listed in Best Lawyers 2021, click here.