Karen M. Buesing

Karen M. Buesing

Karen Buesing has 35 years of experience counseling and representing small and large employers in employment law matters. Karen is a Fellow of the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers and one of only 200 lawyers Board Certified by The Florida Bar as specialists in Labor & Employment Law. Chambers USA describes her as “passionate about helping her clients,” which include small and large businesses. In addition to counseling, she represents management in litigation before local, state, and federal agencies, state and federal courts, and arbitration panels.

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Justice Department Continues to Target Health Care Providers with “Barrier-Free” Initiative

The Department of Justice’s recent settlement with a Chicago-based hospital system is the latest reflecting the agency’s continuing pursuit of claims against health care providers – small and large — who fail to provide adequate service to persons who are deaf or hearing-impaired. Under the settlement, Franciscan St. James Health is required to conduct disability assessments to be documented … Continue Reading

Patient Records: Increasing Exposure for Privacy Breaches

Healthcare providers and businesses that store or process protected health information (“PHI”) face increased scrutiny and significant fines for data privacy breaches and security lapses in the coming months. In the past 12 months, the U.S. Department for Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights (“OCR”) has recovered more than $10 million in fines for alleged violations of HIPAA. … Continue Reading

Justice Department Continues to Target Healthcare Providers with “Barrier Free Initiative”

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has stepped up its pursuit of healthcare providers for failing to provide adequate service to persons who are deaf or hearing-impaired. In May, the DOJ announced multiple settlements with healthcare providers including a hospital, rehabilitation centers, an ear, nose, and throat practice, and a sports medicine center. The DOJ investigations were in response to … Continue Reading

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