New York’s New Sexual Harassment Law

May 14, 2018

  On April 12, 2018, New York State passed a new budget bill that includes measures designed to combat sexual harassment in the workplace. Key highlights of the legislation applicable to employers are as follows: Effective October 9, 2018:  Employers must implement a sexual harassment policy and provide employees with written copies.  The New York …

Second Circuit Holds that Federal Law Prohibits Sexual Orientation Discrimination in Employment

February 28, 2018

On February 26, the United States Court of Appeals, Second Circuit (which decides appeals from federal district courts in New York, Connecticut, and Vermont) issued its decision in Zarda v. Altitude Express, Inc.  This decision found, for the first time in the Second Circuit, that the federal statute prohibiting sex discrimination in employment – Title …

New Jersey Adopts New Regulations Restricting Relationships with Pharmaceutical Manufacturers

February 8, 2018

Effective January 16, 2018, new regulations were put in place that restrict financial relationships between pharmaceutical manufacturers and New Jersey licensed providers, including physicians, podiatrists, physician assistants, advanced practice nurses, dentists, and optometrists (collectively referred to as “prescribers”). Click Here to read entire Legal Alert.             *           *           *           *           * If you have any …

Single Suite Surgical Practices Now Required to Become Licensed as Surgery Centers

January 16, 2018

Governor Christie just signed A-4995/S-287 into law, requiring registered surgical practices to become licensed by the New Jersey Department of Health as an ambulatory surgical center (“ASC”). Existing surgical practices must apply for an ASC license within one year, and those that are accredited or certified by CMS will be exempt from the current physical …

REMINDER – Health Care Facilities Need to Connect to SHIN-NY by March 9, 2018

New York licensed health care facilities that utilize certified electronic health record technology, including ambulatory surgery centers, hospices, nursing homes, home care agencies, FQHCs and urgent care centers are reminded that they are mandated by the New York State Department of Health to become participants of a Qualified Entity (also referred to as a “QE,” …