A new provision in the Pennsylvania Health Care Facilities Act will take effect on June 1, 2015 requiring healthcare facility personnel, physicians in private practice and their employees to wear name badges while treating patients.
On May 19, 2015, the Los Angeles, California City Council voted 14-to-1 in favor of drafting an ordinance increasing the minimum wage for employees in Los Angeles from $9 to $15 per hour by 2020.
According to a bill pending before the California Legislature (AB 357):
Reminder: Effective today, May 26, 2015, the Immigration Service will accept applications for employment authorization from “certain H-4 dependent spouses of H-1B nonimmigrants”.
When Privacy Policies Should NOT Be Published – Two Easy Lessons from the FTC’s Nomi Technologies Case
This case has nothing to do with HIPAA, but should be a warning to zealous covered entities and other types of business entities trying to give patients or consumers more information about data privacy than is required under applicable law.
I have often warned clients that simply having a policy against working unauthorized overtime does not immunize an employer against a successful lawsuit claiming payment for off-the-clock work. A recent case (yet again) proves this maxim.
Is Following the Seven Protected Classes in the Federal Fair Housing Act Enough to Avoid a Discrimination Complaint? Most Likely Not.
Law360 published an article I wrote (shameless plug here) concerning 47 years of the federal Fair Housing Act (FHA) and current Department of Justice and Department of Housing and Urban Development fair housing enforcement and investigation trends.
One of the consequences of legalizing same-sex marriage in Pennsylvania and elsewhere is that all of the old methods for getting around a same-sex marriage ban or lack of recognition of civil unions or domestic partnerships became obsolete or actual impediments to other legal actions under the new laws.
I received an interesting question this week: Are roommates (and searches for roommates) protected under the Fair Housing Act (FHA)?
For those of you who have lost count or lost track of effective dates of local ordinances, the following New Jersey municipalities have passed paid sick leave laws.