In This Issue

New Wellness Program Rules for 2014 – Employers continue to look for ways to manage the cost of employee health care coverage as they navigate the turbulent waters of health care reform, and wellness programs continue to be a popular strategy. However, adoption and expansion of these programs have been hampered somewhat by questions about their effectiveness, cost, and the risk of noncompliance with the uncoordinated web of laws and regulations governing these programs. more…

NOW THAT WE KNOW THE BASIC RULES… Drafting Covenants Not to Compete to Maximize the Likelihood of Enforcement – In the last issue, we reviewed the basic rules applicable to covenants not to compete in employment contracts. Lawyers experienced in dealing with these covenants have adopted a number of drafting techniques to address the many decisions of our appellate courts that raise issues regarding enforceability. The following are just a few of these techniques that a hospital, medical practice, or other health care entity may want to consider to increase the likelihood that a covenant not to compete will be the valuable, enforceable tool intended. more…

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