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What Healthcare Employers Need to Know About the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Vaccine Mandate

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued an Interim Final Rule (IFR) establishing the COVID-19 vaccination requirements for staff employed at Medicare- and Medicaid-certified providers and suppliers. Read more. Continue Reading…
November 22, 2021

What Healthcare Employers Need to Know About the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Vaccine Mandate

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued an Interim Final Rule (IFR) establishing the COVID-19 vaccination requirements for staff employed at Medicare and Medicaid-certified providers and suppliers. Read more. Continue Reading…
November 10, 2021

New Connecticut CROWN Act Bans Natural Hair Discrimination in the Workplace

Connecticut has joined the growing list of states that prohibit discrimination on the basis of traits historically associated with race, including hair. On March 10, 2021, Connecticut adopted legislation to ban natural hair discrimination in the workplace. In 2019, California was the first state to implement a law called the CROWN Act, an acronym for...… Continue Reading
March 15, 2021

Updated Guidance for Healthcare Personnel Returning To Work Post-Vaccination

As more healthcare employees receive their COVID-19 vaccinations, questions about when vaccinated healthcare employees can return to work if experiencing COVID-19 symptoms continue to arise.  Coupled with ongoing staffing shortages in the industry, the need for employees to return to work when safe to do so is a pressing concern for many healthcare employers. To...… Continue Reading
February 10, 2021