|May 2, 2016 | www.fisherphillips.com|
A recent case filed by an Illinois nurse who claims that she is owed unpaid overtime by her former employer illustrates the importance of proper timekeeping procedures and accurate records. The court’s decision in Roberts v. Advocate Health Care demonstrates the types of off-the-clock wage claims that employees may bring against you, and offers lessons on how records can support or undermine your defense of those claims.
Those in the heavily regulated healthcare industry know that patient information is sacrosanct. And for good reason; improper handling can result in hefty fines or criminal prosecution under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). Healthcare employers must often take intricate steps to safeguard Protected Health Information (PHI), including ensuring compliance by the workforce.