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Business Law & Regulations, Workplace Safety & Health

Workplace Harmony in 2024: Navigating the EEOC’s Latest Harassment Guidelines

June 11, 2024

Via: National Law Review

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) released long-awaited Enforcement Guidance on Harassment in the Workplace, No. 915.064. The EEOC also published a “Summary of Key Provisions,” FAQs for employees, and a fact sheet for small businesses. This is the […]


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Do Your Employees Feel Safe? Here’s How to Create a Psychologically Safe Workplace

May 22, 2024

Via: Entrepreneur

You may have heard of psychological safety. It is an important element in positive team dynamics, particularly as it relates to fostering a supportive, productive and innovative company culture. Harvard Business School professor and researcher Amy C. Edmondson first coined […]


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EEOC Updates Workplace Harassment Guidelines

May 9, 2024

Via: JD Supra

For the first time in 25 years, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) updated its Enforcement Guidance on Harassment in the Workplace. Employers should review existing anti-harassment policies and trainings with counsel to determine whether any changes are appropriate […]


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EEOC Releases Final Guidance on Harassment in the Workplace

May 7, 2024

Via: JD Supra

On April 29, 2024 the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) published its final guidance on harassment in the workplace. As Proskauer previously covered, this final guidance follows proposed guidance, which the EEOC published on October 2, 2023. According to […]


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Forecasting the Integration of AI into Health Care Compliance Programs

April 12, 2024

Via: JD Supra

Health care entities maintain compliance programs in order to comply with the myriad, changing laws and regulations that apply to the health care industry. Although laws and regulations specific to the use of artificial intelligence (AI) are limited at this […]


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Tri-Agencies Finalize Rule on STLDI, but Kick the Can Down the Road on Fixed Indemnity and the Health Plan Tax Exclusion

April 11, 2024

Via: JD Supra

On March 28, 2024, the Departments of Labor, Treasury, and Health and Human Services (the “Tri-Agencies”) issued final regulations on short-term, limited-duration insurance (“STLDI”), hospital and other fixed indemnity insurance (“Fixed Indemnity”), and the taxation of accident and health plan […]


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NC Supreme Court Sets Direct Connection Test for Workplace Injuries

March 29, 2024

Via: JD Supra

In most situations, medical treatment for workplace injuries is fairly straightforward. Workers’ compensation statutes require coverage for procedures necessary to treat and correct injuries or illnesses that occurred at the workplace. What happens, however, when the connection between the injury […]


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Developing a Global Data Protection Framework for Artificial Intelligence in the Workplace

March 1, 2024

Via: JD Supra

As employment-related artificial intelligence (“AI”) tools proliferate, multinational employers feel increasing pressure to deploy AI across their global offices. These tools can provide great value and efficiency across the employment life cycle. For example, recruiters request AI screening services that […]


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Workplace Reform Rolls on… Again

February 26, 2024

Via: JD Supra

The Federal Labor Government (Government) has completed its third tranche of workplace relations reform with the recent passage through Federal Parliament of its Fair Work Legislation Amendment (Closing Loopholes No. 2) Bill 2023. Along with its ‘Secure Jobs, Better Pay’ […]


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New Texas law prohibits COVID-19 vaccine mandates by private employers

February 8, 2024

Via: JD Supra

Texas Governor Greg Abbott’s latest push against vaccine mandates takes form in a new law now in force in the Lone Star State. Senate Bill 7 prohibits private employers from adopting or enforcing certain COVID-19 vaccine mandates. SB 7 directly […]


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New California Bills Would Require Naloxone in the Workplace to Respond to Drug Overdoses

February 6, 2024

Via: National Law Review

Democratic Assembly Member Matt Haney introduced Assembly Bill (AB) No. 1976, which, if enacted, would require the California Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board to “adopt revised standards” under Section 3400 of Title 8 of the California Code of Regulations […]


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OSH Law Primer, Part I: Understanding the OSH Act and OSHA

January 11, 2024

Via: National Law Review

The Occupational Safety and Health Act was passed by the U.S. Congress in 1970, and, in addition to other things, the OSH Act called for the creation of an agency to develop regulations to effectuate its purpose and administer its […]


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EEOC Takes Action to Address Mental Health Discrimination in the Workplace

December 4, 2023

Via: National Law Review

Employers must take notice that the United State Equal Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is cracking down on companies that discriminate against workers because they have a mental health condition. Mental health conditions, such as major depressive disorder, bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia, […]


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OIG General Compliance Program Guidance November 2023

November 8, 2023

Via: National Law Review

In late April this year, the Office of Inspector General, Department of Health and Human Services (OIG) announced that it would make changes to its existing body of healthcare compliance program guidance (CPGs) as part of its current Modernization Initiative.[1] […]


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OIG Reaffirms Its Concern About “Carving Out” Federal Health Care Program Business

October 18, 2023

Via: LexBlog

Last month, the Office of Inspector General (OIG) for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services reaffirmed its longstanding position that an arrangement that “carves out” Federal health care program (FHCP) business is not dispositive with respect to whether […]


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Federal Courts in Wisconsin and Kentucky Issue Decisions in Favor of Employers Facing COVID-19–Related Legal Issues

October 16, 2023

Via: National Law Review

In September 2023, federal trial courts in Wisconsin and Kentucky issued decisions dismissing plaintiffs’ claims related to employers’ COVID-19 vaccination and testing requirements. The decisions (1) interpreted “undue hardship” following the Supreme Court of the United States’ Groff v. DeJoy […]


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DOL Publishes Proposed Rule to Allow Third-Party & Union Participation in OSHA Walkthroughs

September 12, 2023

Via: JD Supra

The Occupational Safety & Health Administration (“OSHA”) can conduct inspections for several reasons, including as a response to an employee complaint, after the report of a fatality or injury, and in accordance with an emphasis program. The reasonable scope of […]


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Connecticut Supreme Court Issues Opinions Addressing Scope of Immunity for Health Care Workers Under Governor Lamont’s Executive Order No. 7V

August 28, 2023

Via: JD Supra

On August 8, 2023, the Connecticut Supreme Court issued opinions in Mills v. Hartford HealthCare Corp.and Manginelli v. Regency House of Wallingford, Inc. that addressed the scope of immunity for health care workers and facilities under Governor Ned Lamont’s Executive […]


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Cal/OSHA Standards Board Receives More Public Comments on Proposed Indoor Heat Illness Prevention Standard

August 23, 2023

Via: JD Supra

Background and Proposed Changes Currently, California has an Outdoor Heat Illness Regulation for all outdoor places of employment. That regulation has been in effect for more than a decade, and Cal/OSHA regularly and aggressively enforces it throughout California. The May […]


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ChatGPT and HIPAA, Caution is Needed, Even ChatGPT Says So!

August 4, 2023

Via: LexBlog

Recently, things may have sped up a little in your doctor’s office. The notes for your recent visit may have been organized and filed a little more quickly. You might have received assistance sooner than expected with a physician letter […]