As the saying goes, growing old ain’t for wimps, and caring for aging Americans also ain’t for wimps these days, with the passage of health reform. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) passed earlier this year includes several nettlesome provisions for providers caring for elderly patients or residents, including:The Elder Justice Act: From reporting of “suspected crimes” to establishing various governmental advisory boards and councils, this section of PPACA establishes multiple new legal obligations for long-term facilities, but also establishes several new programs or grants to enhance long-term care with a focus on reducing abuse, neglect, and exploitation. The programs relate to various areas in long-term care, such as staffing, adult protective services, and research. Many of these provisions are effective now with little or no guidance from the government. New Transparency Requirements: PPACA mandates the revelation of significantly … [Read more...] about The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) – Growing Old Ain’t for Wimps
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On his first day as a Universal Studios labor lawyer, Arnold Peter was ordered to handle a top-secret crisis breaking in a conference room. “It was so secret, my boss wouldn’t tell me what it was,” Peter says. He flung a door open and saw Steven Spielberg fuming over a giant pile of dinosaur skins.Spielberg was upset because the skins looked fake.True, they would have to be fake, since dinosaurs no longer roam the earth. But Spielberg thought the skins looked too stiff and rubbery for the robot dinosaurs gracing the new Jurassic Park ride in Universal’s theme park in Hollywood. Peter thought the skins looked fit for Fred Flintstone’s bungalow, but he listened closely to Spielberg and learned.“Nothing I learned in law school or experienced in private practice prepared me for this issue,” Peter recalls. But he negotiated an agreement that pleased Spielberg and the skin vendor. Now, Peter thrives in a practice that … [Read more...] about Who Says Law Ain’t a Thrill Ride?
Finally, there’s a breath of common sense in an NLRB Facebook decision. The board this week upheld the dismissal of a ULP against a neighborhood center which had fired two workers for a profanity-laced discussion on Facebook in which they advocated various acts of insubordination. Richmond District Neighborhood Center, Case 20-CA-091748 (October 28, 2014).It is critical to note that it was not the profanity that directed the board’s decision. It was the fact that the content of the discussion advocating acts of insubordination was so “egregious” that it lost the protection of the act for protected concerted activity.Employees at the neighborhood center were asked to write out their “pros” and “cons” about working at the center. Two of the workers felt their largely negative comments were not taken well by their supervisors. So, they took to Facebook to complain about their supervisors and to say things such as:“Let them do the … [Read more...] about California: Advocacy of Insubordination On Facebook Is Concerted But Not Protected Activity
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