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Affirmative Action Training May Be Your Best Friend

Many hospitals and healthcare facilities are federal contractors. Jackson Lewis regularly provides specialized assistance in developing and implementing affirmative action plans (AAPs). Some of the specific services we offer include: Identifying pertinent labor market areas and analyzing census-related statistical data Providing sample plan texts, notices, letters and policy statements Preparing utilization and availability analyses Conducting … Continue Reading

Tension Behind Patient-To-Nurse Staffing Ratio Highlighted By Union Initiative

Beginning this month, the Massachusetts Nurses Association (“MNA”) initiated a signature drive to support legislation requiring hospitals to limit the number of patients cared for by individual nurses.  The initiative is titled the “Patient Safety Act” and strictly would limit nurses in a medical/surgical unit to caring for 4 patients, nurses in emergency departments to … Continue Reading

Hospitals Servicing Federal Employees through Provider Agreement with HMO Covered by Affirmative Action Regulations

The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) has jurisdiction over three hospitals receiving payments from a health plan for providing medical services to U.S. government employees, a U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia judge has confirmed. UPMC Braddock v. Harris, No. 09-1210 (D.C. D.C. Mar. 30, 2013). The decision is the latest … Continue Reading

Massachusetts Hospitals May Not Require Mandatory Overtime For Nurses Beginning November 4, 2012

Massachusetts’ new law prohibiting hospitals from requiring nurses who deliver patient care to work mandatory overtime will become effective this November 4, 2012.  Employers should take steps now to prepare for this change.  To read more about the new legislation, see Mandatory Overtime Bill For Hospital Nurses In Massachusetts Becomes Law.… Continue Reading