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Getting Paid to Vote

Multimedia, Client Alert

On the eve of Election Day, did you know that about half of U.S. states have requirements that employees receive paid leave, under certain conditions, in order to vote? Another handful of states require employees to receive unpaid leave.

Over the next 36 hours, your clients may receive questions from their employees about the need to take this leave in order to vote, a request that is particularly common in healthcare given the nature of shift lengths. In this episode of Employment Law After Hours, we analyzed which states fall into which category of requirements and provided examples of certain conditions that may apply.

If you or your clients have any questions about requirements to receive paid or unpaid leave to vote, please let me know, and I can navigate these issues with you and your client.

EEOC’s New “Know Your Rights” Poster to Replace “EEO is the Law” Poster

Under federal law, covered employers are required to post a notice in the workplace describing federal antidiscrimination laws. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) prepares the mandatory posters summarizing antidiscrimination laws and explaining how employees and applicants can file a complaint if they believe they have experienced job discrimination. On October 19, 2022, the EEOC released a new poster: “Know Your Rights: Workplace Discrimination is Illegal,” replacing the “EEO is the Law” poster. Employers must now use the poster captioned as “Know Your Rights: Workplace Discrimination is Illegal – Revised 10/20/22.” Employers may be reprimanded for failure to appropriately and compliantly post the updated poster.

FAQs:  Administrative Fees Under Medicare

Late patients, last-minute cancellations, and difficulty in collecting fees are all common complaints from our healthcare clients.  As such, it is no wonder that a common topic among our healthcare clients revolves around what administrative fees can be charged to patients and related issues.

Community Banks: Collaboration, not isolation, is the key to protecting/ enhancing the cannabis business you pioneered

As we prepare for the plenary session of the informal institutional cannabis lenders community announced in my previous article, I am pleased to advise that participants now include 5 of the best-known dedicated loan funds; a select group of commercial banks ranging in size from single state community banks to mid-size regionals making cannabis loans into the mid-8 figures; and, a syndicator of credit union cannabis loans.

Inflation Reduction Act: Healthcare Provisions

On August 16, 2022, President Joe Biden signed into law the Inflation Reduction Act (the “Act”), a landmark climate, healthcare, and tax bill. Though the Act’s climate provisions have received most of the media attention, the healthcare aspects of the Act present some of the most significant changes to the American healthcare system since the passage of the Affordable Care Act.

Monkey Pox in the Workplace + Changes to COVID...And, the New ELAH Mini-series on Hiring Has Launched

Over the last few weeks, we have witnessed unexpected growth in MonkeyPox cases across America. Clients are beginning to request information on how to develop policies for MonkeyPox and what to do when an employee is suspected or is diagnosed with MonkeyPox. Plus, the CDC amended the rules for COVID exposure and quarantine. And, Employment Law After Hours has a new mini-series on the hiring process. Watch all this great, need-to-know employment law content.