Being an Employer Today Comes with Increased Challenges
Not only do recent shifts in employment and health care law, changes to ObamaCare (the Affordable Care Act), and the Health Insurance Marketplace present employers with new concerns, the tough economic climate adds stress and frustration in the workplace – for both employers and employees. In the fourth quarter of 2008 not only were amendments to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) signed into law, but the Department of Labor released revised Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) regulations. In addition, President Obama signed the Ledbetter Fair Pay Act in early 2009.
The United States is on the verge of seeing more employment and health care law and regulation changes on the horizon; a situation not seen since the 1930s. This legal climate is sure to be less employer-friendly as compared to our recent past. Access to timely and knowledgeable employment and health care law advice is still crucial.
At a time when employers are reluctant to incur legal fees, how can they and their HR staff stay ahead of new law changes, as well as manage ongoing employment and health care issues such as workplace discrimination, wage and hours, harassment, and employee benefits?
The Answer is the Employment & Healthcare Connection
Foley & Mansfield has developed this innovative, program to help employers meet these challenges, allowing employers or their designated HR staff to call or email our Connection attorneys with questions and concerns at anytime for a very reasonable fee.
Many issues will likely be resolved in a phone call; others may need quick research. On some occasions where the issues may be more complex, in-depth review or action may be required. In these situations, our attorneys will present options as to how such matters may be handled.
While we cannot guarantee that our program will solve all your human resource and union issues, we can promise you direct access to experienced employment and health care attorneys without draining your budget.
Employment & Healthcare Connection Frequently Asked Questions.
Meeting Employers Needs Through Award-Winning Innovation
In September 2009, Foley & Mansfield took top honors at the Michigan Lawyers Weekly 21st Century Innovators event for its Employment Connection program.
Out of 21 Michigan law firms participating in the competition, Foley & Mansfield stood out for its unique and innovative program.
“Indeed, the program offers unlimited access to an attorney who can answer employment and labor law questions via phone or email for a reasonable quarterly fee of $150. At $150 per quarter for unlimited labor law-related advice, ‘some would call this way of thinking the equivalence of a loss leader,’ said Michigan Lawyer Weekly publisher Alan Turner. ‘We, however, call it innovation.’”