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Is Extreme Obesity A Physical Characteristic Or A Disability?
Imagine you are a human resources professional or in-house employment counsel and you learn that an employee in your organization is seeking a job
United States
16 Sep 2019
International Trade Commission, Meet Buckman
Bexis vividly remembers how he first learned of 21 U.S.C. §337(a).
United States
13 Jun 2019
CMS Releases Draft Guidance For Hospitals On Shared Space And Contracted Services
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released a draft guidance for state survey agencies on May 3, 2019 ...
United States
3 Jun 2019
Promising News For Companies In The Transportation Industry
Companies in the transportation industry with operations in California have some positive news to celebrate.
United States
30 May 2019
New York City Council Gives The Green Light To A Ban On Marijuana Testing For Job Applicants
On April 9, 2019, New York City Council passed a bill amending the New York City Human Rights Law (NYCHRL), to bar NYC employers from testing prospective employees for marijuana use.
United States
1 May 2019
New York's Highest Court Holds That Home Health Aides Are Not Entitled To 24-Hour Pay
Recently, New York's highest state court, the Court of Appeals, held that the NYLL does not automatically entitle New York home health care providers to wages for each hour worked during a 24-hour shift.
United States
30 Apr 2019
Congressional Committees Focus On ACA And Other Health Policy Issues
Federal health policy is an early focus for Congressional committees. In addition to several hearings held in January, Congressional hearings in February have concentrated on the ACA and primary care, including the following:
United States
15 Feb 2019
San Francisco Increases Costs And Requirements For Employers In 2019
San Francisco's Office of Labor Standards Enforcement (OLSE) continues to raise the cost of doing business at the foot of the Golden Gate ...
United States
1 Feb 2019
Congressional Panels Schedule First Health Policy Hearings Of 2019; Drug Pricing, Access To Care, Preexisting Condition Coverage On The Agenda
As the new 116th Congress gets underway, four House and Senate committees are holding hearings to examine health policy issues, including two hearings focusing on prescription drug prices.
United States
28 Jan 2019
2018 Year-End Safety Regulatory And Policy Update: Multi-Employer Worksites, Employee Drug Testing And Safety Incentive Programs, Crane-Operator Qualification, And Excavation NEP
Several developments affecting Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations and enforcement policies have recently taken place.
United States
16 Jan 2019
The DOJ Lashes Out At Qui Tam Abuse
What follows is a guest post from Joe Metro and Andy Bernasconi of Reed Smith. Andy has some experience with the guest post gig (here and here) ...
United States
7 Jan 2019
California Supreme Court Clarifies Rules Regarding Health Care Employees' Waiver Of Second Meal Breaks
In an important decision for California health care employers, the California Supreme Court recently confirmed that certain health care employees are allowed to waive their second meal breaks even if they work more than 12 hours in a shift.
United States
28 Dec 2018
California's Employment Law Class Of 2017 (Part I): The Laws, Their Effects And Some Recommendations For Compliance
Amend, extend and clarify: the 2016 legislative session was not so much about creating new rights and responsibilities under California employment law, but more about expanding and addressing lingering questions that stem from existing workplace mandates.
United States
27 Oct 2016
Emerging Labor & Employment Law Trends (Part 2)
With summer 2016 almost behind us, employers should begin to plan for the major labor and employment law trends expected to emerge in the last quarter of the year and into 2017.
United States
23 Aug 2016
Objective Basis Needed For Psychological Fitness For Duty Exam
In a case of first impression in New Jersey, the Appellate Division cautioned that employers may only require an employee to undergo a mental health fitness-for-duty examination in limited circumstances.
United States
21 Mar 2016
OSHA Sets Sights On Health Care Facilities & Transgender Restrooms
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) was busy this past summer, announcing a host of new enforcement priorities.
United States
16 Sep 2015
OSHA Initiative Regarding Workplace Safety For In-Patient Care Facilities
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently announced an initiative affecting inspections at in-patient care facilities.
United States
16 Sep 2015
California Employers Face Increased Liability When Using Staffing Agencies
A California state law that became effective January 1, 2015, substantially undermines the business decision to utilize temporary workers.
United States
12 Jan 2015
Have Yourself A Merry Little Party: How To Minimize Office Holiday Party Liability
Over the next few weeks, office holiday parties will invade restaurants, bars, and conference rooms across the nation.
United States
19 Dec 2014
The Fight Against Ebola: How Employers Can Join The Front Lines
With the first United States Ebola cases diagnosed in Dallas, employers are asking: What can we do to protect our workforce?
United States
20 Oct 2014
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