Mandatory Overtime Restrictions for Nurses Approaching; Massachusetts Nurses Association Issues Its Own Guidance to Nurses

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As we reported in August, restrictions on the use of mandatory overtime for nurses in a hospital setting will go into effect on November 4, 2012. While many questions regarding these restrictions are likely to remain unanswered for some time even after the statute’s effective date, hospitals should be preparing now for the impacts of the new law.

Hospitals at which nurses are represented by the Massachusetts Nurses Association should be aware that the MNA has recently posted its own views of the statute. The MNA posting can be found here. The MNA’s views, while providing insights into that organization’s perspective on the new law, are entitled to no special legal weight, and hospitals of course are not obliged to follow them...

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