Philadelphia’s COVID-19 Leave Law Expires, but City’s Healthcare Epidemic Leave Benefit Remains on the Books

Quick Hits Philadelphia’s Health Care Epidemic Leave Benefit is still active, but the city’s COVID-19 leave benefit expired December 31, 2023. The Health Care Epidemic Leave Benefit requires that Philadelphia…

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Joint Employer Rule Impact on Healthcare Industry

The National Labor Relations Board’s Final Rule for determining joint-employer status under the National Labor Relations Act raises serious concerns among healthcare employers who often use staffing agencies and other contractors. The…

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Illinois BIPA Healthcare Exemption Limitation

Healthcare workers’ alleged biometric information “collected, used, and stored to access medications and medical supplies for patient health care treatment” is excluded from coverage under section 10 of Illinois’ Biometric…

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Protecting Healthcare Workers Against Violence

Transcript Alitia Faccone: Welcome to Jackson Lewis’s podcast, We get work™, focused solely on workplace issues. It is our job to help employers develop proactive strategies, strong policies, and business-oriented…

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Tia Martarella Discusses the Future of Anti-Discrimination Healthcare Protections Under the Affordable Care Act

Tia Martarella discusses the Supreme Court’s involvement in the Affordable Care Act’s anti-discrimination mandate and what that will mean for the interpretation of its nondiscrimination protections, specifically regarding sexual orientation…

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AI, Phishing Attacks, Healthcare, and a $480,000 OCR Settlement under HIPAA

Phishing has long been a favorite tactic for threat actors (hackers) to commence a cyberattack. The rapid expansion of more adaptable and available artificial intelligence (AI) technologies, such as natural…

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California is broke. We cannot afford universal healthcare for illegal immigrants. – Orange County Register

On January 1st, in a move that should anger every taxpayer, California became the first state in the nation to expand taxpayer-funded universal healthcare coverage to all illegal immigrants. It…

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California is broke. We cannot afford universal healthcare for illegal immigrants. – Press Enterprise

On January 1st, in a move that should anger every taxpayer, California became the first state in the nation to expand taxpayer-funded universal healthcare coverage to all illegal immigrants. It…

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Foot Locker, Teamsters Show Their Drug-Benefit Managers the Door

Employers and unions are getting fed up with the firms they have used for years to help control their spending on prescription drugs—because their costs keep soaring. Footwear retailer Foot…

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Mexico doctors fill holes in California farmworker healthcare

SALINAS, Calif. —  Neri Ortiz tucked her hands in her lap as she earnestly recounted her latest health episode to Dr. Eva Perusquia. Recently at work, where Ortiz packages vegetables overnight,…

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California healthcare workers to get $25 an hour after Newsom approves historic minimum wage

SACRAMENTO —  Many California healthcare workers — from nursing assistants and medical coders to cleaners and security guards — will see at least $25 an hour starting in 2026 after Gov….

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Repeal of New York’s COVID-19 Vaccine Requirement for Covered Healthcare Employees

Key Takeaways: On October 4, 2023, New York’s COVID-19 vaccine requirement for healthcare employees was repealed The repeal is effective immediately In August 2021, New York’s Department of Health adopted…

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These 10 Trends Are Affecting The Healthcare Economy The Most

Last week, healthcare-focused market research firm Trilliant Health released a report detailing the most significant economic trends affecting stakeholders in the U.S. healthcare sector this year. Some of the main…

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DOJ Indicts Pharmacists and Physician for $170 Million Healthcare Fraud Scheme

The Department of Justice has indicted two pharmacists and a physician for carrying out a $170 million healthcare fraud scheme, Sarah Granau reports for Houston Public Media. Pharmacist Shalondria Simpson,…

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Column: If you do cough up a lung, is one healthcare plan better than another?

Not that I’m seeking your sympathy, but I felt washed out on Sunday, had a throat full of knives on Monday, and became convinced on Tuesday that coughing up a…

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85,000 Kaiser Workers Will Soon Vote to Authorize What Could Be the Biggest Healthcare Strike in US History

On Thursday, the Coalition of Kaiser Permanente Unions announced that it will begin conducting strike authorization votes among its 85,000 members starting next Monday and going through September 13.  The…

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ACLU appeals Nebraska court’s decision to allow restrictions on abortion and gender-affirming healthcare – JURIST

The ACLU and Planned Parenthood of the Heartland announced Friday that they intend to appeal a Lancaster County district court ruling in favor of a Nebraska law restricting both abortions…

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