Instagram and Vine Present Risks for Employers, but They Must Be Cautious Policing Workplace Use – Daniel Scwhartz

By | LXBN | July 31, 2013
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At this moment, there are 144,337 Instagram photos or videos with the hashtag #worksucks. There are 26,207 posts with #ihatemyjob. I wonder how many of those reflect well, at all, on the employers. Can’t be many. But while employers, I’m sure, would love to restrict employees from taking any photos or videos at all in the workplace, creating such a policy may land them in trouble with the National Labor Relations Board. Joining me now to discuss the issue is Daniel Schwartz, attorney with Shipman & Goodwin and author on the excellent Connecticut Employment Law Blog.

Wall Street Journal Publishes New Exposé On Physician-owned Medical Device Distributors; Hospitals Continue to Adopt Anti-POD Policies

By | Focus on Regulation | July 31, 2013
Wall Street Journal Publishes New Exposé On Physician-owned Medical Device Distributors; Hospitals Continue to Adopt Anti-POD Policies

Wall Street Journal health beat reporter John Carreyrou’s latest investigative piece, “Surgeons Eyed over Deals with Medical-Device Makers,” published July 25, describes the potential patient harms that can result when surgeons have a financial interest in the implantable medical devices that they order for their own patients via ownership in a physician-owned distributor (POD).