Greensboro Legal Blog
The Court found that OSHA likely did not have the authority to issue the “vaccine or test” mandate under its governing statutes. The Court further stated that “requiring the vaccination of 84 million Americans, selected simply because they work for employers with more than 100 employees,” is well outside the power Congress has given to OSHA.
The definition of a “surprise bill” is one that the patient receives for services from a healthcare provider that the patient was not aware was out-of-network with the patient’s insurance company. These bills are often involved with an emergency room visit or other services where an out-of-network provider performs work at an in-network facility.
A health care provider may disclose protected health information in support of obtaining an extreme risk protection order. This can only be done if the provider feels that the individual poses a danger to themselves or to others. It is a step the government is taking to help protect against gun violence.
If you are an employer with 15 employees or more, Title VII applies to you. There are policies that should be in place to protect against unlawful sex discrimination.
A civil lawsuit is initiated by filing a court document, or “pleading,” called a Complaint. The person filing a Complaint is known as the Plaintiff, and the opposing party is the Defendant. A lawsuit may have multiple plaintiffs and/or defendants.
A Professional Corporation (“PC”) or a Professional Limited Liability Company (“PLLC”) must follow the organizational rules of the pertinent state licensing body, such as the North Carolina Medical Board, State Board of Certified Public Accountant Examiners, or the North Carolina Board of Landscape Architects, for example.
Most often, new businesses choose to do business as a corporation or the limited liability company (“LLC”). In order to make an informed decision, an entrepreneur should know the differences between these entities.
Does an employer’s request for vaccination status from an employee violate HIPAA laws? The short answer is “no”. Under HIPAA, an employer is not prevented from “asking” for the information but would be prohibited from “sharing” the information without the individual’s consent.
There is no language in the mandate that overtly grants litigation immunity for employers. The caveat is that the mandate is very limited in scope, excluding private employers without government contracts and those employers having less than 100 employees.
So, you have decided to make the vaccine mandatory for your employees. What do you do now? You as an employer must try to accommodate employees who have a medical condition or religious objection to the vaccine.