To attract and help the right clients, health and wellness coaches need to have a robust website that fully describes their services and products, and what sets them apart from other health coaches who provide wellness-related services and products. A typical website may list the different services, such as one-on-one coaching, group coaching, and educational […]

Must Employers Pay Student Interns?
  • By: admin
  • Published: April 11, 2022

Now that Spring is here, many of us who operate businesses may be turning our attention to hiring summer interns. Organizations may hire interns or student trainees year round as well. Regardless of when you take on interns or student trainees, you should be aware of a common legal pitfall in hiring such individuals. That […]

A lot of wellness providers, functional medicine providers, chiropractors, health coaches and medical spa entrepreneurs wonder if they can or should hire a physician or nurse practitioner to help expand their services. Physicians and nurse practitioners, and sometimes depending on the state, physician assistants, have a broader scope of practice than most other types of […]

It’s no secret that the Covid-19 pandemic has adversely impacted the mental wellbeing of many workers. Coupled with the tight job market, recruitment and retention of employees is a huge challenge for employers. Many employers may want to focus more heavily on the mental wellness of their employees, and for good reason. According to one […]

Do Health Coaches Need a Lawyer?
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  • Published: February 7, 2022

As a lawyer, of course you would think my answer to the question “Do health coaches need a lawyer” to be “Yes, of course they do!” But even my pro-lawyer bias gives way to interpreting the words on the page (a skill lawyers tend to master). No, coaches do not “need” a lawyer. Need implies […]

On December 27, 2020, in the midst of the COVID19 pandemic, Congress passed the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 (CAA). The “No Surprises Act” was contained in that new law and took effect on January 1, 2022.  The No Surprises Act attempts to accomplish a number of things, most notably requiring health plans to cover […]

U.S. Supreme Court Stops the OSHA Vaccine Mandate
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  • Published: January 13, 2022

In a very quick turnaround decision, the U.S. Supreme Court stopped the enforcement of the OSHA vaccine mandate rules in an opinion issued on Thursday, January 13th. The Supreme Court heard oral arguments about the OSHA rules last Friday, January 7th, so to issue a decision in less than a week is quite spectacular. Six […]

If you are a fan of our blogs, then you know we have previously written about the legal aspects of spiritual coaching. In that blog, we discuss how practicing spiritual coaching can be legally protected under state law as well as under the U.S. Constitution. Our blog states: “Thus, to avoid scope of practice and licensure […]

In a surprise ruling, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit issued an opinion lifting the stay imposed by the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals relating to the OSHA employer vaccine mandate. Contrary to the Fifth Circuit’s opinion issued in November, the Sixth Circuit states that OSHA does have authority under the OSH […]

There. I said it. The federal government’s attempt at instituting a COVID19 vaccine mandate is a debacle. President Biden’s announcement on September 9, 2021 of a vaccine mandate has turned into legal and political chaos. Ever since the release of the COVID19 vaccine mandate rules from OSHA (covering employers with 100 or more employees), the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid […]