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May 10th, 2009

March 8th

The EEOC Has Determined Your Client Violated the Law...Now What?

By Alan B. Graves

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) was created by the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to enforce federal discrimination laws. The EEOC is often the first place an employee turns for legal recourse. An employee takes the initial step towards bringing a discrimination lawsuit against an employer by filing a charge with the EEOC or for state claims with the appropriate state agency. For example in California this is the Department of Fair Housing and Employment (DFEH).

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February 19th

Save a Life...Get Sued?!

By Tamara L. Glaser

When a tragedy strikes, our natural instinct is to help out our fellow man. A recent ruling by the California Supreme Court may cause Californians to hesitate in assisting one another in emergency situations.

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February 8th

Never Events & Hospital-Aquired Conditions (HAC's)

By Dane J. Bitterlin

There has been a lot of talk lately about so-called “never events.” In 2002, the National Quality Forum (NQF) endorsed a list of 27 events that it deemed should be reported by all licensed healthcare facilities due to their preventable nature. The NQF’s list was updated in 2006 to include an additional event, bringing the total number of “never events” to 28. The NQF defines these events as those that should theoretically never happen in the hospital setting.

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November 23rd

California's New Steps to Protect the Privacy of Medical Health Information

By Stephen T. Sigler

In an effort to provide greater protection to the privacy of medical patient’s heath information, California has passed two new companion bills, Senate Bill 541 and Assembly Bill 211. Both of these new pieces of legislation will take effect January 1, 2009 after being signed by Governor Schwarzenegger.

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October 13th

July 8th

The Calm Before the Storm: The Clean Trucks Program and Drayage Services Concession Agreement

By Hugh A. McCabe & Matthew R. Souther

Beginning October 1, 2008, the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach will implement the Clean Trucks Program (“CTP”). It is a collective effort by both Ports as part of the San Pedro Bay Ports’ Clean Air Action Plan. The goal of the CTP is to reduce port related truck pollution by an estimated 80 percent.

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