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The Trump Card: What’s In Store for the Workplace in 2017 and Beyond?

On November 3, 2016, the National Labor Relations Board issued a Decision and Order in Trump Ruffin Commercial, LLC, finding that the Trump International Hotel, Las Vegas unlawfully refused to bargain with UNITE HERE...more

Cal/OSHA Adopts First in the Nation Standard on Workplace Violence Prevention for Healthcare Employers

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National research indicates that health care workers are at a substantially higher risk of workplace violence than the average worker in another industry. According to the federal Occupational Safety and Health...more

2017 Labor & Employment Laws: New Year, New Government, New Challenges

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On January 1, 2017, employers across the nation will face a host of new or amended federal, state, and/or local labor and employment requirements. At the same time, there is uncertainty as to how the Trump Administration and...more

Workplace Policy Institute Insider Report - December 2016

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Littler's WPI Insider Report details key labor, employment, and benefits news and events at the federal, state, local, and global levels. The December edition of the Insider Report discusses recent efforts to block...more

The Potential Impact Of a Trump Presidency on Employers

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Based on promises made during the campaign, it appears employers may expect changes in the government’s approach to workplace regulation. Although we certainly do not have a crystal ball, President-elect Trump campaigned on a...more

What A Trump Card Means In The Game of Construction and Development

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Like many of you, I stayed up late on Tuesday night / Wednesday morning to watch the 2016 election returns. I dragged myself into the office after only a few hours of sleep and my phone was immediately ringing. Some clients....more

CA Nears Adoption of New Workplace Violence Regulations for Health Care Employers, Home Health Providers, and Emergency Responders

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Seyfarth Synopsis: The California Division of Occupational Safety & Health Standards Board approved last week its regulations on Workplace Violence Prevention in Health Care. The California Division of Occupational...more

California Legislative Update: Which Bills Made the Final Cut?

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Although the California Legislature sent Governor Jerry Brown bills on bed bugs, powdered alcohol, and making denim the official state fabric, the laws enacted in 2016 affecting the state’s private-sector employers were...more

NIOSH Offers Free Training Program to Help Employers Address Safety Risks Faced by Home Healthcare Workers

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Seyfarth Synopsis: NIOSH releases a comprehensive training curriculum that home healthcare employers can use to minimize safety risks and prevent OSHA citations. We had blogged previously about OSHA’s “Strategies and...more

Assault a Nurse and Go Straight to Jail

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Hospitals are supposed to be scenes of healing and recovery, but all too often they are the scene of violence against healthcare professionals. By law, nurses and healthcare professionals are required to treat patients who...more

OSHA Concentrates its Health Care Facility Inspections on Key Areas, but Specific Requirements Remain Elusive

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On June 25, the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued a press release outlining its focus areas for health care facility inspections. Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs),...more

U.S. OSHA and Health Canada continue “partnership” to coordinate labelling and classification of hazardous chemicals, implement...

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Health Canada and the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) have announced that they will “continue their partnership” to “align United States and Canadian regulatory approaches regarding labelling and...more

Polsinelli Podcasts - What Health Care Providers Need to Know About Ebola Preparedness [Audio]

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As the Ebola epidemic continues to grow in West Africa, hospitals across the U.S. are putting protocols in place to prepare themselves in the event that an Ebola patient is admitted to their facility. We’ve already seen...more

Nursing Home and Healthcare Facilities Tasked With Keeping it Safe

by Pessin Katz Law, P.A. on

On October 1, 2014 Maryland Senate Bill 483 (Chapter 513) went into effect. The Act requires that certain sized nursing homes and health care facilities assign to a committee the task of assessment of workplace safety issues...more

Ebola: Emerging Concerns for Healthcare Facilities and Employers

Recent months have been filled with news reports about the Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa. On August 8, 2014, the World Health Organization (WHO) stated that the spread of the Ebola virus in West Africa had become an...more

The Transformation of the Workplace Through Robotics, Artificial Intelligence, and Automation - February 2014

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In This Report: - Explanation And Scope Of This Preliminary Littler Report - Introduction - Workplace LAW Challenges And Solutions - A. Human Displacement - B. Union And Non-Union...more

OSHA Launches New Website to Protect Hospital Workers

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On Jan. 15, 2014, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration launched a new educational resource, Worker Safety in Hospitals. The online resource provides an extensive set of...more

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