A recent court ruling has put a halt to reimbursement of recovery expenses by employers who do not agree to reimburse a recovery worker.
According to a ruling issued by the Alabama Supreme Court, recovery workers are entitled to reimbursement for expenses incurred during a recovery, but not if they were previously paid for those expenses by the employer.
The ruling came after a medical student sued his employer, the Alabama Medical Group, claiming that his recovery services were not reimbursed for during the time he was working on his internship at the medical group.
The decision comes after the Alabama Court of Appeals in November struck down the Alabama Department of Labor’s regulations governing the reimbursement of medical students for recovery services provided during their internships.
The court noted that a medical students’ employer was not required to reimburse the student for the expenses of recovery during his internship, which was “per se” recoverable by the medical students and which they could claim on their wages.
The court said the employer, which is not a licensed medical facility, was not in violation of the state’s recovery and unemployment laws and could not have been liable for a medical’s unpaid expenses.
However, the court ruled that the medical student could be required to repay any costs incurred by his employer as a result of the failure to reimburse.
The case involved Dr. Charles G. Smith, who had been hired as an intern in 2012.
After his internship ended in September, he left the hospital for good.
Smith sued his former employer, alleging that he was not reimbursable for his medical services.
In September, a three-judge panel of the Alabama Superior Court ruled that Smith had not received the proper amount of compensation for his services and ordered the Alabama State Medical Association to reimburse him.
Smith appealed to the Alabama High Court of Appeal.
The Alabama Supreme Judicial Court reversed the court’s decision, finding that Smith did not have the legal right to recover for his expenses.
The Supreme Court’s decision is a victory for medical students, who can sue their employers to obtain reimbursement for medical services they provided.
It also comes at a time when employers are increasingly reluctant to reimburse medical students.
The Affordable Care Act requires employers to pay medical students at least $1,200 in medical expenses incurred after the internship ends.
In the past, employers were reimbursing recovery costs up to $1.25 per hour for each hour worked, or $10.85 per day.
But the ACA has been expanding reimbursement options, including medical students who work less than 20 hours a week, which are eligible for $2,200.
In a decision in June, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled to require employers to cover recovery costs for their medical students to a greater extent than before.