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"I always feel like somebody's watching me."

Recently a client's Human Resources Manager complained to me that there was "nothing" the company could do to prevent an employee from "faking a migraine" when she felt like taking off in the middle of the day. This particular employee was certified for …

Employee Handbook Program

Posted on October 29, 2013, Authored by ,

You undoubtedly have heard of 2011 Wisconsin Act 10. Act 10 would eliminate nearly all collective bargaining for public sector employees. Public employers would only be permitted to bargain on total base wages. Prohibited subjects of bargaining would…

Health Care Business Transactions and Corporate Law

Posted on October 29, 2013, Authored by ,

Health care transactions present unique challenges because of the industrys complex set of regulations. Members of our health care focus team work alongside attorneys in other practice areas who have extensive experience with complicated transactions. …

Compliance Planning, Operation, and Defense

Posted on October 29, 2013, Authored by ,

Health care fraud is perhaps the fastest growing area of health care law. This area is likely to expand even more in the future as the government looks for ways to finance health care costs through savings created by increased fraud enforcement. Prov…

Health Care Contract Negotiation and Preparation

Posted on October 29, 2013, Authored by ,

Contracts in the health care industry require up-to-the-minute knowledge of regulatory changes. We have represented a broad range of health care providers in the preparation, review, and negotiation of a variety of contracts. Some examples of legal areas…

Self-referral and Anti-kickback Issues

Posted on October 29, 2013, Authored by ,

Our health care attorneys are well versed in the various iterations of the Physician Self-Referral (Stark) law,the Anti-Kickback Statute, and Safe Harbor Regulations. These laws play a large role in the structure of financial relationships between health…

Medicare and Medicaid Reimbursement Issues

Posted on October 29, 2013, Authored by ,

We are knowledgeable on various aspects of Medicare reimbursement and their impact on health care providers and transactions. We can assist clients with Medicare and Medicaid compliance issues such as provider-based status, supervision requirements in va…

Physician and Physician Group Representation

Posted on October 29, 2013, Authored by ,

Physicians and physician groups face a multitude of business issues because of the intense regulatory requirements. Our skilled business transactions attorneys understand health care and can guide our clients through a myriad of complex legal issues. We…

Antitrust Laws in Health Care Transactions

Posted on October 29, 2013, Authored by ,

Antitrust laws have a substantial impact on health care business transactions-this is especially true when it comes to provider integration efforts. Antitrust laws govern the extent of clinical and financial integration necessary to prevent an organizati…

Health Care Fraud and Abuse Prevention and Defense

Posted on October 29, 2013, Authored by ,

Fraud and abuse is an area where we see significant future growth. There has been a great deal of discussion regarding health care fraud and the savings that can be achieved through increased governmental scrutiny. As a result, we expect increased gover…

Integrated Delivery System Development

Posted on October 29, 2013, Authored by ,

Health care integration is once again in the forefront due to the passage of health care reform legislation and the resulting change in the reimbursement paradigm toward a shared savings model and models that require health care provider organizations to …

Information Technology in Health Care

Posted on October 29, 2013, Authored by ,

The relationship between information technology and health care law is fast growing. We have a depth of understanding in the interaction between these areas of the law. We provide legal and business advice to both health care providers and information te…

Certificate of Need Planning, Preparation, and Litigation

Posted on October 29, 2013, Authored by ,

We can assist clients in planning for new facility and new program developments and meeting the regulatory requirements, including certificate of need (CON) application and litigation. We have prepared CON applications and handled litigation resulting fr…

Behavioral Health Lawyers-Wisconsin Behavioral Health Representation

Posted on October 29, 2013, Authored by ,

We are able to serve as general or special counsel to behavioral health providers, including individual mental health practitioners, behavioral health clinics, rehabilitation facilities, community mental health centers, acute care psychiatric facilities, …

Legislative and Regulatory Matters

Posted on October 29, 2013, Authored by ,

We work with our clients to address pending legislation or regulations that affect their operations. We have assisted in preparing comments in response to proposed health care regulations. We have also been involved in assisting clients to inform legisl…

Long-term Care

Posted on October 29, 2013, Authored by ,

Long-term care is a fast growing area of the health care industry primarily due to the aging baby boomer generation. At the same time, the long-term care industry is being subjected to increasingly complex regulatory requirements and more focused scrutin…

Labor and Employment Law for Health Care Providers

Posted on October 29, 2013, Authored by ,

Ruder Ware attorneys assist health care providers in proactively designing, drafting, and maintaining policies in compliance with state, local, and federal laws. Our employment attorneys are actively involved with our health care lawyers, advising parti…

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Wisconsin Court of Appeals Upholds Worker's Compensation Safety Violation Penalty

Posted on October 31, 2013, Authored by , Russell W. Wilson
Russell W. Wilson
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Wausau Office
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The maximum penalty imposed on employers for safety violations in worker's compensation is $15,000. Seldom does a safety violation case make its way through a hearing before an administrative law judge, to appeal to the Labor and Industry Review commissio…

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