Community Health Network, Inc., based in Indianapolis, Indiana, has paid $345 million to settle alleged violations of the False Claims Act (FCA). The lawsuit was initiated through a whistleblower complaint that was filed in 2014 by the network’s former Chief Financial Officer. The suit alleged that, between 2008 and 2009, the network recruited hundreds of

Minimum hourly wages for many nonexempt employees and minimum salaries for exempt employees in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut are scheduled to increase in 2023. Employers should begin to make plans to ensure that their hourly wages for nonexempt employees, their minimum salaries for exempt employees and their wage hour policies and practices comply

In the next installment of Rivkin Radler’s Healthcare Compliance Lunch & Learn series, Rivkin Radler Partners John Diviney and Tamika Hardy will discuss New Employment Laws and Regulations Regarding Marijuana in the Workplace. The program will cover the following topics:

  • New state laws – New York Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act, New York Labor Law

As part of its 2023 state budget, New York State has allocated $1.2 billion for the payment of bonuses to certain frontline healthcare workers. This bonus program is intended to reward healthcare workers for their services during the COVID-19 pandemic and to promote employee retention and recruitment in the healthcare sector. Qualified employers who wish

On Thursday, February 10, in the next installment of Rivkin Radler’s Healthcare Compliance Lunch & Learn series, Rivkin Radler Partner John Diviney will present a review of employment laws taking effect in 2022. The program will take place from 12:00 noon to 1:00 PM Eastern time via Zoom.

Some of the topics covered will be:

On January 7, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments pursuant to emergency requests in two cases concerning COVID-19 mandates. One case involves a challenge by a coalition of interest groups and states opposed to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s mandate, which requires employees of businesses with 100 or more employees to receive

On December 15, New York City issued clarifications to its prior vaccine mandate. As we advised here, the NYC Commissioner of Health previously ordered that, commencing December 27, workers must have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine to work for a private employer at a NYC workplace. Workers will then have

The New York City Council just passed a new COVID vaccination bill requiring paid leave for parents per child per injection. Additionally, businesses and employees in New York City are subject to new vaccine mandates effective December 27, 2021, based on a recent announcement by outgoing Mayor de Blasio.

The new bill requires New York

On October 25, 2021, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued a new guidance and questions and answers regarding COVID-19 issues confronting employers and employees. The EEOC’s Technical Assistance is entitled “What You Should Know about COVID-19 and the ADA, the Rehabilitation Act and Other EEO Laws.” This Technical Assistance also provides links