In This Issue:

- NLRB Continues To Set Sights On Healthcare Employers By Jim Kurek (Cleveland):

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has continued its aggressive attack on employers in the healthcare industry and nonunion employers generally. With a membership majority that is widely recognized as being pro-union, the NLRB has used a variety of mechanisms to make it easier for unions to challenge well-established employer practices and to organize employees in many industries, with particular emphasis on the rapidly growing healthcare industry. The following is a summary of some of the more significant actions taken by the NLRB in the past year...

- Hospital Receptionist Harassed By Patient – EEOC Sues By F. Kytle Frye (Atlanta):

Today, most healthcare employers are sensitive to issues of workplace harassment, although the focus of that sensitivity is usually upon issues involving co-worker to co-worker and supervisor to subordinate conduct. It is important to remember that the law’s protection applies also to harassment from third persons who are not employees. And, given the presence of so many non-employees in the typical healthcare setting, the opportunities for problems arising are enormous...

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