FordHarrison's Long Term Care Practice Group is comprised of attorneys throughout the U.S. with comprehensive experience in labor and employment issues exclusive to the long term care industry.
We 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 complex employee matters.
FordHarrison attorneys work with clients across the entire long term care spectrum to develop policies, procedures and strategies to minimize and avoid employment litigation.
Our attorneys provide labor and employment advice to our long term care clients in all of the following areas:
- Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) violations – including compliance with local, state and federal statutes and regulations regarding overtime, working off the clock, meals and breaks, waiting and "on call" time, employee classifications and exempt status issues.
- Civil Rights claims – including charges of discrimination, harassment and retaliation before local, state or federal agencies, such as those filed before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and state departments of human rights.
- Federal Contractor regulations – assisting current and potential government contractors with affirmative action plans as well as other compliance efforts and enforcement proceedings under applicable statutes, executive orders and regulations.
- Union negotiation and avoidance – including collective bargaining, contract compliance and arbitrations for unionized workplaces, and maintaining union-free workplaces through the development of positive employee relations programs.
- Employee Benefits needs – whether they relate to ERISA, COBRA, HIPAA, qualified retirement plans, nonqualified executive compensation or welfare benefits. Additionally, we assist long term care employers with analysis and impact under Affordable Care Act and shared responsibility provisions.
- Immigration issues – such as I-9 compliance training and audits, as well as applications for and receipt of labor certifications.
- OSHA compliance – including assistance with developing compliant safety and health procedures to protect employees from workplace health hazards and workplace violence, and responding to workplace audits and investigations.
If you would like us to prepare a proposal to assist your company with your labor and employment law needs, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.