Senator Jay Morris has proposed a Bill that will significantly limit the use of employment-related agreements that limit a primary care physician’s ability to practice medicine. Senate Bill 385 would prohibit the use of any employment contract or agreement to restrict the practice of medicine by a licensed primary care physician, except for certain limited situations.Continue reading “Proposed Bill Would Prohibit the Use of Non-Compete Agreements with Certain Physicians”
Month: March 2022
President Biden Signs Law Limiting Arbitration Agreements for Sexual Harassment
You may recall that a couple of weeks ago I sent out an update that the Senate had passed a bill that would severely limit the use of forced arbitration agreements and class action waivers covering allegations of sexual harassment. Well, President Biden signed the Bill into law last Friday, the 3rd.
The Ending Forced Arbitration of Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment Act of 2021 is now law. The Act amends the Federal Arbitration Act by adding a new section:
[A]t the election of the person alleging conduct constituting a sexual harassment dispute or a sexual assault dispute, or the named representative of a class or in a collective action alleging such conduct, no pre-dispute arbitration agreement or pre-dispute joint-action waiver shall be valid or enforceable with respect to a case which is filed under Federal, Tribal, or State law and relates to the sexual assault dispute or the sexual harassment dispute.Continue reading “President Biden Signs Law Limiting Arbitration Agreements for Sexual Harassment”
The CDC Has Relaxed It’s Face Covering Recommendations, And This Should Matter to You
As we discussed in prior updates, when OSHA withdrew its Emergency Temporary Rule requiring large employers to vaccinate or test their employees, it indicated that it was going to ensure that workplaces were COVID – safe by using the General Duty Clause. The General Duty Clause requires employers to provide a work environment “free from recognized hazards that are causing or are likely to cause death or serious physical harm.” COVID is a recognized hazard that is causing or likely to cause death or serious physical harm.Continue reading “The CDC Has Relaxed It’s Face Covering Recommendations, And This Should Matter to You”