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New Delaware Interpretation of Home Health Worker Employment Agreements and Entitlement to Worker’s Compensation, with Drafting Tips

Posted In Employment Law, Health Care
hands on steering wheelDo you employ home health aides or other travelling employees?  Based on a new Delaware Supreme Court case, the terms of these employees’ existing and new employment agreements should be reviewed.  The right terms can help protect the employer from excessive worker’s compensation claims, based on a new Delaware Supreme Court case. More ›

Obama Administration’s Final Rules On Wellness Programs

??????????????????????????????????Yesterday, the Obama administration released final rules on employment-based wellness programs as a further implementation of the Affordable Care Act. The final rules purport to support workplace health promotion and prevention as a means to reduce long term costs associated with chronic illness The final rules will be effective for plan years beginning on or after Jan. 1, 2014. The rule was issued May 29. To view the final rule, click here.

Author:  James H. McMackin III is a Partner in the Employment Law Practice at Morris James LLP.

Astra Zeneca Job Losses and Closings: The Impact on Delaware’s Healthcare Industry

Posted In Business Law, Employment Law, Health Care, Legislation, Real Estate

As reported by the News Journal, Astra Zeneca is pulling over 1,000 jobs out of Delaware and demolishing its labs on Route 202.  Here is a quick hit from the Morris James Healthcare Industry Team on the issues this raises for Delaware’s healthcare industry. Intellectual Property: "Astra Zeneca's business decision demonstrates the impact of federal patent law at the local level.  Expiration of many of Astra Zeneca's current drug patents and fewer new drugs in the pipeline that are patent eligible is likely a driver in the business thinking here." Kenneth L. Dorsney, Esq. Intellectual Property More ›