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New Jersey Board of Nursing Proposes Expanding the Range of Care Tasks That Nurses Can Delegate to Home Health Aides

Home health companies should be aware that, on March 3, 2015, the New Jersey State Board of Nursing (“Board”) issued a comprehensive set of proposed amendments, repeals, and new rules relating to the delegation of nursing tasks…more
| Health

Health Care Employers’ Safety Records Will Soon Become Publicly Available

On November 8, 2013, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) published a proposed rule titled “Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses” (“Proposed Rule”). Under the Proposed Rule, employers would…more
| Labor & Employment Law, Privacy, Health

No State Action Antitrust Immunity for North Carolina Dental Board: Implications for the Health Care Sector

On February 25, 2015, the Supreme Court of the United States held that the North Carolina Dental Board (“Board”) was not insulated from federal antitrust liability under the so-called “state action” doctrine when it engaged in…more
| Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Consumer Protection, Health

“Next-Generation ACO” Model Is CMS’s Newest Effort to Encourage More ACO Risk

On March 10, 2015, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (“CMS’s”) Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (“Innovation Center”) announced a demonstration project incorporating new risk models for reimbursement of…more
| Health

Five Steps Toward Boosting Employee Safety and Avoiding OSHA Citations

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) was created by Congress to ensure safe and healthful working conditions for employees. OSHA establishes standards and provides training and compliance assistance. It…more
| Labor & Employment Law

Supreme Court Removes a Major Hurdle for Administrative Agency Rulemaking

On March 9, 2015, the Supreme Court ruled unanimously that when a federal administrative agency wants to amend or repeal an “interpretive rule,” it does not have to follow the notice-and-comment procedures set forth in the…more
| Administrative Law, Labor & Employment Law

D.C. Department of Employment Services Issues Template for Notice to Employees Required by the Wage Theft Prevention Act and Provides Other Guidance

As we reported last week (see the Act Now Advisory titled “District of Columbia Wage Theft Prevention Act Takes Effect February 26, 2015; Recent Amendments Modify Notice, Timekeeping, Payment, and Other Provisions”), the “Wage…more
| Labor & Employment Law

New York Tip Law Update: Subminimum Wage for Tipped Employees Will Increase to $7.50 per Hour on December 31, 2015

On February 24, 2015, New York State Acting Commissioner of Labor Mario J. Musolino issued an order (“Order”) increasing the subminimum cash wage for all tipped workers in the hospitality industry from the current $5.00 hourly…more
| Labor & Employment Law

CMS Releases Updates to Its Medicare Advantage and Part D Plan Audit Protocols and Processes

On February 12, 2015, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (“CMS”) released an updated version of its Medicare Advantage (“MA”) and prescription drug benefit (“Part D”) plan audit protocols and also announced the…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Health, Science, Computers, & Technology

DOL Extends FMLA Leave to More Same-Sex Couples

On February 23, 2015, the U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) published a final rule amending the definition of “spouse” under the Family and Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”) to include all individuals in legal marriages. This new rule…more
| Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Labor & Employment Law

DHS Extends Eligibility for Employment Authorization to Certain H-4 Dependent Spouses of H-1B Nonimmigrants

On February 24, 2015, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued a final rule that extends eligibility for employment authorization to certain H-4 dependent spouses of H-1B nonimmigrants who are seeking employment-based…more
| Immigration Law, Labor & Employment Law

Five Health Care Developments Important to Employers

Perhaps never before have employers faced so many challenges when it comes to health care issues affecting their workforce. Congress may try to amend the Affordable Care Act (“ACA”). The Supreme Court of the United States is set…more
| Health, Insurance, Labor & Employment Law

District of Columbia Wage Theft Prevention Act Takes Effect February 26, 2015; Recent Amendments Modify Notice, Timekeeping, Payment, and Other Provisions

As we previously reported (see the Act Now Advisory titled “New District of Columbia Law Greatly Expands Remedies for Wage Law Violations and Places New Notice Requirements on Employers”), the “Wage Theft Prevention Amendment…more
| Labor & Employment Law

CMS Takes a Measured Approach to Medicare Advantage and Part D Plan Payment Rates and Policy Changes for 2016

Increased Part D Drug Costs Set the Stage for Higher Beneficiary Premiums - The Advance Notice (“Advance Notice”) of Methodological Changes for Calendar Year (“CY”) 2016 for Medicare Advantage (“MA”) Capitation Rates, Part…more
| Health

Several Ounces of Prevention: The New Jersey Supreme Court Reminds Employers of the Importance of Anti-Harassment Policies, Training, and Vigilance to Avoid Liability

On February 11, 2015, the New Jersey Supreme Court, in Aguas v. New Jersey, decided three important legal issues regarding employment discrimination claims under the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (“LAD”). First, the…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law
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