Category: Workplace Safety & Health

Business Law & Regulations, Workplace Safety & Health

The City of Chicago amends sexual harassment laws, including new training, policy, and notice requirements

June 17, 2022

Via: JD Supra

The City of Chicago (“the City”) recently amended its laws on sexual harassment in the workplace. Notably, by July 1, 2022, all employers in the City will be required to have a policy on sexual harassment. Additionally, beginning July 1, […]

Business Law & Regulations, Workplace Safety & Health

Italy: Employer COVID-19 Vaccine Policies – Updated as of May 31

June 2, 2022

Via: JD Supra

Has vaccination been made mandatory in your jurisdiction? Yes, for specific categories of people. In particular, mandatory vaccinations have been introduced for people over the age of 50, school/university staff, medical staff, and personnel in the defense and security sector. […]

Business Law & Regulations, Workplace Safety & Health

Employee with Mild Symptoms of COVID-19 Was Not “Disabled” Under California Law

May 26, 2022

Via: JD Supra

In Michelle Roman v. Hertz Local Edition Corp., a United States District Court Judge for the Southern District of California granted summary judgment in favor of Hertz, and against former employee Michelle Roman, whose employment was terminated after she contracted […]

Workplace Safety & Health

Patient billed about $230K for surgery after $1,300 estimate is protected by contract law, state supreme court says

May 25, 2022

Via: ABA Journal

Contract law protects a patient who was billed about $230,000 for surgery, despite being told that her cost after insurance would be about $1,300, the en banc Colorado Supreme Court ruled last week. The state supreme court ruled that the […]

Business Law & Regulations, Workplace Safety & Health

Mental Health in the Workplace: Addressing Employee Wellness and Raising Awareness in a Modern Era

May 24, 2022

Via: National Law Review

With more employees returning to the office and physical workplaces as pandemic restrictions are eased and with an increasingly competitive labor market, it is especially important that employers be vigilant in responding to the mental health needs of their employees. […]

Business Law & Regulations, Workplace Safety & Health

Washington Healthcare Update | May 23, 2022

May 23, 2022

Via: LexBlog

Congress House House Passes Bill to Help the FDA Address the Infant Formula Shortage On May 18, the House passed a supplemental appropriations bill that would provide $28 million in emergency funding to help the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) […]

Business Law & Regulations, Workplace Safety & Health

Delaware Paid Family and Medical Leave Law Signed

May 17, 2022


On May 10, 2022, Delaware Gov. John Carney signed the Healthy Delaware Families Act, which provides up to 12 weeks of leave and benefits to covered employees for certain parental, family caregiving and medical reasons. The related Family and Medical […]

Business Law & Regulations, Workplace Safety & Health

6 Best HIPAA-compliant Cloud Storage Providers for 2022

May 16, 2022

Via: Fit Small Business

The best HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act)-compliant cloud storage providers protect patients’ health information by implementing physical, technical, and administrative safeguards. These solutions include access controls, risk management, data encryption and classification, and security tools. We’ve identified the […]

Business Law & Regulations, Workplace Safety & Health

Paid Family and Medical Leave Is Coming to Maryland

April 15, 2022

Via: LexBlog

On April 9, 2022, the Maryland state legislature overrode Governor Hogan’s veto of Senate Bill 275, also known as the Time to Care Act of 2022 (the “Act”). With the enactment of the law, Maryland becomes the latest state to […]

Business Law & Regulations, Workplace Safety & Health

How High-Deductible Health Plans Work

April 7, 2022

Via: Investopedia

An insurance premium is the amount of money an individual or business pays for an insurance policy. Insurance premiums are paid for policies that cover healthcare, auto, home, and life insurance. Once earned, the premium is income for the insurance […]