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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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Healthcare:  District courts lack jurisdiction to award a Medicare Provider (Doctor) injunctive relief until administrative remedies are exhausted

Healthcare:  District courts lack jurisdiction to award a Medicare Provider (Doctor) injunctive relief until administrative remedies are exhausted   Providers of medical services to Medicare recipients often must navigate claim denials in order to get paid.  Medicare contractors determine provider reimbursement eligibility based on several sources, including local coverage determinations...

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REMOTE AND IN PERSON EMPLOYEES CA LABOR COMMISSIONER IS COMING FOR YOU

REMOTE AND IN PERSON EMPLOYEES CA LABOR COMMISSIONER IS COMING FOR YOU Employers in California better get it right in the treatment of employees.  Any employee working in California must be paid under California laws, including remote employees.  The California Division of Labor Standards Enforcement (“DLSE”) is tasked with combating...

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COMMERCIAL LANDLORDS – COVID-19: Force Majeure Clauses in Contracts – NY Court Decision

COMMERCIAL LANDLORDS COVID-19: Force Majeure Clauses in Contracts – NY Court Decision  We previously noted that most commercial leases contain Force Majeure clauses, that is, a provision in the lease that allows the tenant or landlord to be released from performance if there is an act of god or some...

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♥ WORKPLACE LOVE AFFAIRS ♥

♥ WORKPLACE LOVE AFFAIRS ♥ Workplace ‘spouse’ relationships, where employees have a close working relationship is one thing, but what about when workplace relationships blossom into a Cupid Romance – what liability does the employer suffer?   Results of a Society of Human Resource Management survey conducted earlier this year...

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REMINDER:  CAL/OSHA REQUIRES EMPLOYERS TO POST 2020 ANNUAL SUMMARY OF WORK-RELATED INJURIES AND ILLNESSES BY FEBRUARY 1ST

REMINDER:  CAL/OSHA REQUIRES EMPLOYERS TO POST 2020 ANNUAL SUMMARY OF WORK-RELATED INJURIES AND ILLNESSES BY FEBRUARY 1ST While we would like to eloquently summarize this for you again, the CA Department of Industrial Relations issued a release that does it quite well: If there are problems with how this message...

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