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
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.”
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.
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 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.
Temporary Employees at Shipyard were Subjected to Sexual Harassment and Retaliation After Reporting Harassment
The petitions are the first step for congressional aides to negotiate their working conditions with the same legal protections that other federal workers enjoy.
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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.
OSHA is inspecting company warehouses in New York, Illinois and Florida, according to the Department of Labor
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.
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.