News & Insights

Prepare to Provide Details of Proof for Onboarding Documents, Arbitration, and E-Signatures

February 15, 2024

With e-signatures becoming ubiquitous for employers, we want to alert employers using electronic on-boarding processes about a recent Federal district court case in California: Zamudio v. Aerotek, Inc.. Employee Denies She Signed Arbitration Agreement A staffing agency, Aerotek, placed Zamudio with Caterpillar, Inc. in California. In 2019, Zamudio signed the onboarding documents through an electronic…

Telehealth, Hospital Operations, Advance Health Care Directives, Multi-Discipline Professional Partnerships, Practice Expansion Issues, and Transgender Changes Impacting Licenses

February 1, 2024

This newsletter includes a much wider array of topics than the prior one, from telehealth, to emergency times and cannabis in hospitals, to changes to partnerships with podiatrists, transgender licensing issues, and dentists from Mexico—there’s something here for everyone, enjoy! Telehealth AB 1369, the David Hall Act, expands out-of-state providers’ ability to provide telehealth care.…

Paid Sick Leave, Non-Compete Agreements, and Workplace Violence

January 18, 2024

Building upon our previous employment newsletter which you can find on our website here, we delve into a few more new laws, exploring their implications and the changes they bring. This update summarizes a few more employment laws that will take effect in 2024, as well as some bills that didn’t quite make it to…

New Year, New Laws Affecting Privacy & Consent, Abortion, and PA’s & Nurses

January 10, 2024

Happy New Year and welcome back to our newsletter, where we continue our exploration of legislative changes going into effect this year. With the new year, we will be writing to tell you about a host of new labor and employment laws across all industries, and labor and employment laws more specific to the healthcare…

Healthcare Minimum Wage, More Employee Protections, and Reproductive-Loss Leave

November 28, 2023

We hope this newsletter finds you in good health and high spirits. In this newsletter, we bring you the latest news from Sacramento. This is the season when bills have been signed into law, most going into effect January 1, 2024. The Legislature has been abuzz with activity, and the Governor has recently put pen…

SCOTUS 2023 Review

November 16, 2023

We don’t plan to write often on Supreme Court goings-on; few SCOTUS cases directly impact the employment or healthcare sectors on a day-to-day basis. But when they do, they really do. Plus, everyone’s got a natural interest in the Highest Court in the Land. So, in the midst of the 2023 fall term, we wanted to provide…

Updates on MICRA, Patient-Notice Rules, Abortion Law, and Medical Board

November 10, 2023

This update provides another overview of last year’s newly enacted bills, most of which have become effective this year. For our prior healthcare law update, click here. This installment looks at more new laws impacting (sometimes indirectly) healthcare providers. A Tip (or Rip) of The Cap Assembly Bill 35 was probably the biggest headline grabber…

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