Over the past several weeks the National Labor Relations Board (the "Board") has come down with a series of decisions that attack the very fabric of the employee-employer relationship: at-will employment. Then, in nothing short of a Las Vegas-style double or nothing gambit, the Board did not stop there, but instead doubled down on their offensive against employers by rendering unlawful the confidentiality requirements (pdf) that many health care employers follow in internal investigations.
Almost all employers have a provision in its employee handbook explaining that ...
by Pamela D. Tyner
Social media have become de rigueur globally. Today, millions maintain connections with their friends, relatives and business acquaintances via Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, blogs and YouTube. Recent studies indicate that social media popularity even predicts polling popularity and the stock market. Translated to the healthcare arena, healthcare facilities and organizations are now trained to promote their business by communicating effectively via social media. In addition, patients, physicians and employees of healthcare facilities and ...
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