FordHarrison's healthcare practice group, made up of lawyers located throughout the United States, has extensive experience with the full range of labor and employment issues unique to healthcare. We assist hospitals, long-term care and assisted living providers, physician groups and allied health companies in labor and employment matters that might otherwise distract them from their primary purpose of providing excellent service to their patients and customers. From multi-facility health systems (both proprietary and non-profit) to dialysis clinics, and from multi-specialty physician clinics to sub-acute care nursing facilities, we provide timely, practical and cost-effective advice regarding the many labor and employment issues that affect the healthcare industry.
Our lawyers provide labor and employment advice to our healthcare clients in all of the following areas:
- development of labor and employment strategic plans
- preventive advice, counseling and audits
- collective bargaining, contract compliance, and arbitrations
- maintenance of issue-free workplace environments, development of positive employee relations programs, and union avoidance
- class action and individual plaintiff employment litigation including harassment, unlawful discrimination, retaliation, whistle-blower
- enforcement or defense of non-compete agreements, and breach of employment contract
- management/supervisory training and risk management
- wage and hour compliance, audits and class action litigation
- ERISA, COBRA and HIPAA and benefit plan compliance and litigation
- executive compensation
- labor and employment and benefit issues arising during mergers and acquisitions
- OSHA compliance, audits and litigation
- immigration, including securing employment visas and permanent residence status
As a sub-set of the Healthcare Practice Group, our Long Term Care Group was created to provide industry specific labor and employment counsel to long-term, assisted living, and home health care providers, care facilities for the developmentally disabled, as well as those who offer services to the long term care industry itself. While these care providers can face many of the same issues as any other hospital or medical facility, we recognize that there are often important subtleties within these issues as they relate to the long term care industry. Our attorneys have the breadth of knowledge necessary to guide clients through these matters. To learn more about our Long Term Care Group, please click here.