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Month: October 2016

Looking at the relationship between medical malpractice and physician discipline, P.3

We’ve been looking in recent posts at the relationship, or at least the potential relationship, between medical malpractice litigation and physician discipline. As we noted, a physician’s failure to abide by minimal standards of acceptable and prevailing medical practice can serve as grounds for both malpractice liability and discipline, depending on the circumstances. One interesting …

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Looking at the relationship between medical malpractice and physician discipline, P.2

In our previous post, we began looking at a recent medical malpractice case resulting in a massive jury verdict, and asked the question of how medical malpractice litigation relates to physician discipline. Although medical malpractice and physician discipline are two separate issues, handled in different forums, there certainly can be a close relationship between the …

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Looking at the relationship between medical malpractice and physician discipline

Medical malpractice, unfortunately, is one of the risks and challenges physicians have to deal with in their practice, and the potential liability from malpractice claims can be significant. It can also have a significant impact on a physician’s career. A Hennepin County medical malpractice verdict of $9.1 million delivered earlier this month was reportedly one …

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Looking at federal, state equal pay protection laws, P.2

Previously, we began looking at the federal Equal Pay Act, which requires employers to pay equal wage rates to employees who perform essentially equal work. Employees who have been unfairly subjected to unequal pay on the job, by law, are able to seek relief by filing a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, which …

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MN school district settles unequal pay case, but still avoids taking responsibility for violation

We’ve been looking in recent posts at the topic of equal pay protections under both federal and state law. Under the Minnesota law, as we mentioned, employers may not bypass the equal pay requirement by securing agreements with employees to receive a lower wage than other workers who perform essentially equal work. Another important point …

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Looking at federal, state equal pay protection laws, P.1

One of the big issues in the workplace today is pay equality between the sexes. Although there are equal pay protections on the books, many believe these protections don’t go far enough and want to see additional measures put in place. The issue has been discussed in the context of the current presidential campaign, with …

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