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HEALTHCARE CORPORATE COMPLIANCE

HEALTHCARE CORPORATE COMPLIANCE Healthcare Companies should conduct a self-audit each year of their organizational structure and operations.  The audit should include ensuring that all organizational documents (historical and any updates) are updated and that the documents are available when needed.  As with normal non-medical companies, besides organization corporate documentation, all...

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New Executive Order Targeting Employee Non-Compete Agreements

New Executive Order Targeting Employee Non-Compete Agreements On July 9, 2021, President Biden made good on a campaign promise to address employment non-compete agreements by issuing a sweeping executive order called “Promoting Competition in the American Economy Order.” Although it does not immediately change the current legal landscape governing non-compete...

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New Federal Rule on “Surprise Medical Bills”

New Federal Rule on “Surprise Medical Bills” On July 1, 2021, the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS,) Labor and Treasury and the office of Personnel Management, issued “Requirements related to Surprise Billing; Part 1,” an interim final rule restricting “Excessive” out of pocket cost to consumers. This...

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CAL/OSHA ISSUES ANOTHER UPDATE TO THE JUNE 17, 2021 – COVID-19 PREVENTION PLAN (CPP)

This is an update to our prior OSHA/COVID-19 employer alerts.  Cal/Osha has developed a model program to assist employers in creating their own workplace “written” Covid-19 Prevention Plan (CPP).  This updated model, published June 29, 2021, reflects the changes made from the June 17, 2021, Emergency Temporary Standards (ETS). Cal/Osha...

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EMPLOYER RE-OPENING UPDATE

EMPLOYER RE-OPENING UPDATE   This is an update to our last article on Employers-Re-Opening.  On June 17, 2021, Governor Gavin Newsom signed an executive order adopting revised COVID-19 updated guidelines approved by Cal/Osha.  These changes to the Prevention Emergency Temporary Standards (ETS) are effective immediately.  Cal/Osha proposed these changes in...

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Employers – Reopening Businesses

Employers - Reopening Businesses The Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s (“CDC”) surprise relaxation of the COVID-19 mask guidance on Thursday, May 13th, puts us on a path to pre-pandemic life for fully vaccinated people.  But, employers should consider whether to relax pandemic health and safety protocols at the workplace...

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Employers in LA County: Government Guide (read that – “Order”) for Reopening Businesses

Employers in LA County:  Government Guide (read that – “Order”) for Reopening Businesses Effective May 6th, Los Angeles County hit the YELLOW tier.  Employers now have an updated order from the county Department of Public Health to use when reopening (or continuing to work in) office worksites: “Reopening Safer at...

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