Ellen Shadur Gross

Ellen Shadur Gross

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Northwestern Football Players and Academic Medical Centers: The Other Shoe Has Dropped

In a move that has surprised many, but not all, National Labor Relations Board (NLRB)-watchers and collegiate football fans, Chicago-area NLRB regional director Peter Sung Ohr has determined that Northwestern University...more

4/7/2014 - Athletics Grants-in-Aid Bargaining Units College Athletes Colleges Football NLRB School Sports Sports Unions

Regional Director to Northwestern Football Players: Go Forth and Vote!

In a move that has surprised many, but not all, NLRB-watchers and collegiate football fans, Chicago-area NLRB Regional Director Peter Sung Ohr has determined that Northwestern University football players who receive...more

3/28/2014 - Athletes College Athletes NLRB Unions

That Persnickety and Persistent NLRB

As has been reported in previous editions of the Health Law Update, National Labor Relations Board (NLRB)-watching now is a required activity for all employers—union and nonunion alike. On February 25, 2014, NLRB General...more

3/12/2014 - Employer Liability Issues Enforcement Actions NLRB Unfair Labor Practices

Academic Medical Centers: Musings on the Lives of College Football Players and Hospital House Staff

It has been said that there is a fine line between genius and insanity – both are marked by their ability to see connections where others see only differences. The recent filing of a representation petition on behalf of...more

2/13/2014 - Bargaining Units Colleges Healthcare Hospitals NLRB Unions Universities

Take Two Aspirin and Call Me in the Morning: Avoiding Labor Relations Headaches With ACOs

The Accountable Care Organization (ACO) offers the promise of shared savings when the ACO delivers high-quality healthcare more cost effectively. Without question, ACOs will change the way healthcare providers do business....more

1/27/2014 - ACOs Healthcare Healthcare Professionals Labor Disputes Unions

NLRB's Heavy Hand Against Wal-Mart Has Implications for Healthcare Providers

On November 19, 2013, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) announced that its general counsel has authorized the issuance of multiple complaints against Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (Wal-Mart) over a variety of statements made...more

12/18/2013 - Black Friday Healthcare Healthcare Professionals NLRB Wal-Mart

DOL Continues Effort to Subject TRICARE Providers to Federal Equal Employment Opportunity Audits

Previously, we reported how the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia found in UPMC Braddock v. Harris that providers of healthcare services are subject to federal equal employment opportunity mandates applicable...more

10/22/2013 - Audits Compliance Contractors DOL EEO Healthcare Subcontractors TRICARE

A Tale of Two Interns: The Challenges of Unpaid Internships

As the number of unpaid interns at healthcare facilities continues to grow, two recent decisions issued by the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York involving claims brought by putative classes of unpaid...more

7/1/2013 - Class Action DOL FLSA Fox Searchlight Pictures Minimum Wage Unpaid Interns Wages

District Court Sides With DOL in Dispute Over Whether Healthcare Providers Are Government Contractors

In a significant victory for the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia recently found providers of healthcare services are subject to federal equal employment opportunity...more

4/24/2013 - Affirmative Action Contractors Discrimination DOL EEOC Healthcare Hospitals OFCCP Subcontractors

SEIU Strikes at Providence St. Peter: Unions and Employers Jockey for Position in Advance of Key Affordable Care Act Changes

Recently, employees represented by the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) went on strike at Providence St. Peter Hospital (P.S.P. Hospital) in Olympia, Washington. According to information released by SEIU, the...more

3/26/2013 - Affordable Care Act Collective Bargaining Healthcare Hospitals NLRA SEIU Strike Unions

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