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Case Study: Hospital Changed Shift Requirements Affecting Worker on FMLA Leave

By Ali Oromchian, Esq.

In Quigley v. Meritus Health, Inc., a court held that a hospital’s decision to change shift requirements which affected a worker on Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) leave did not constitute unlawful interference. In this case, an ultrasound technician who was on FMLA leave was the hospital’s only technician who had a set schedule, working 8 hours per day Wednesday through Sunday. The hospital implemented a requirement that all ultrasound techs work rotating schedules so as to have an ultrasound technician available to patients 24 hours per day. This regulation affected the employee on leave more than any other worker as the employee was the only ultrasound tech on a set schedule at the time that the change went into effect....

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Posted on 03/05/2020 at 09:59 AM

Things To Consider Before Bringing On A Partner Into Your Dental Practice

By Ali Oromchian, Esq.

Bringing a partner into your dental office is a big decision. Not only do you want to be sure that a partner is really what you want before you move forward, you need to know that you're choosing the right partner for your dental practice. Before opening your dental practice to a partner, make sure you carefully consider these key elements of partnership and how they can impact your practice.

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Posted on 04/18/2018 at 11:24 AM

How Documentation Can Protect Your Practice in, and from, Labor Disputes

By Ali Oromchian, Esq.

From the day you hire your first employee, your practice has effectively opened itself up to potential labor disputes. From discrimination claims to unpaid wage allegations, wronged employees can use a variety of legal protections to protect themselves from unscrupulous employers. But what about unjustified allegations? Unfortunately, they do exist, making it advantageous for business owners to be proactive about protecting their practice from such claims.

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Posted on 09/20/2017 at 10:00 AM

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