The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (“CMS”) issued updated guidance on July 11, 2022, reinforcing the federal Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act (“EMTALA”) obligations specific to patients who come to a hospital emergency department and are pregnant or experiencing pregnancy loss.
Archives for July 19, 2022
Education Department’s Civil Rights Office Reinstates Complainant Protections, Systemic Investigations
The revised Case Processing Manual (CPM) issued by the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights (OCR) outlines the procedures OCR uses “to promptly and effectively investigate and resolve complaints, compliance reviews, and directed investigations to ensure compliance with the civil rights laws OCR enforces.”
Chicago Employers: Notable Amendments to Chicago’s Sexual Harassment Ordinance
The City of Chicago amended its sexual harassment Ordinance on April 27, 2022. Chicago employers should take note of the following significant changes to the law that took effect on July 1, 2022. The amended Ordinance imposes new requirements on employers with respect to training, recordkeeping, and written policy language. It also increases penalties for violations by a factor of ten. But inconsistencies between the new Ordinance and existing law also create a number of questions.
U.S. Department of Labor Issues Proposed Rule Prohibiting Displacement of Workers for Service Contract Act Jobs
On July 14, 2022, the Department of Labor (DOL) published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) which requires that non-displacement clauses be included in successor contracts for current contracts covered by the Service Contact Act (SCA.) The rule would require federal contractors and subcontractors who take over the same or similar work to make good faith offers of employment to employees working on the SCA job, with some exceptions.
Louisiana Becomes First Deep South State To Pass CROWN Act
Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards recently signed Louisiana’s version of the Creating a Respectful and Open World for Natural Hair (CROWN) Act into law. It was approved by the Louisiana Legislature in its recently concluded session. In doing so, Louisiana joins 16 other states and becomes the first in the Deep South to enact the CROWN Act or legislation inspired by the CROWN Act.
Huntington Ingalls and NSC Technologies Settle EEOC Sexual Harassment and Retaliation Suit for $350,000
Temporary Employees at Shipyard were Subjected to Sexual Harassment and Retaliation After Reporting Harassment
Eight U.S. House Offices File for the Right to Unionize
The petitions are the first step for congressional aides to negotiate their working conditions with the same legal protections that other federal workers enjoy.
Hey, Is Anybody Watching the Interns?
School is out for the summer — but in some cases, so are the bosses.
Nearly Half of Working Adults Say They’re Open to Relocating to Abortion-Friendly States
Soaring inflation could crimp workers’ ability to relocate
The Only Way Young People Can Get Better At Having Uncomfortable Conversations With Their Bosses
When you’re young your life is full of “firsts,” especially when it comes to work.
3 Kinds Of Bad Bosses And What To Do About Them
The risk-averse control freak, the wishing-you’d-go-away ghoster; and the demeaning sociopath
DOJ accuses Michigan city of religious discrimination against Seventh-day Adventist employee
The U.S. Department of Justice has filed a complaint against a Michigan city, accusing it of religious discrimination against a member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church.
Amazon Is Under Investigation by Federal Authorities for Workplace Safety
OSHA is inspecting company warehouses in New York, Illinois and Florida, according to the Department of Labor
Justice Department opens civil probe into Amazon’s workplace safety practices
The US attorney’s office in Manhattan has opened a civil investigation into workplace safety at Amazon warehouses and possible “fraudulent” conduct to hide worker injuries from federal regulators, a spokesperson for the prosecutor’s office said.
This Is How Employers Can Encourage Workplace Productivity
Right now, it’s not possible to enter a good workflow state with the snap of your fingers, but there are ways employers can help employees become so absorbed in their work that the hours melt away.