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Sexual Harassment Lawsuit Filed Against FOX News Labeled with a Trigger Warning

FOX News is among the defendants in a lawsuit claiming sexual harassment, gender discrimination, and sex trafficking. The contents of the suit are so graphic that it was filed with a trigger warning on the first page. Depending on the state, employers like FOX News can be, and often are, held responsible for inappropriate employee behavior, such as the alleged behavior of Ed Henry, Sean Hannity, Tucker Carlson, and Howard Kurtz.

August is National Black Business Month

In 2019 there were 2.6 million black-owned businesses in the US. Black Business Month was started by Frederick E. Jordan to draw attention to the needs and challenges facing black entrepreneurs. As a minority-owned business, Pasha Law strives to celebrate diversity. Do you have legal questions about minority-owned business? Drop them in the comments, and we'll choose one as a focus for an upcoming blog post.

On Monday, the Trump Administration issued executive orders permanently expanding Telehealth services beyond the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as directing HHS to create a new voluntary pilot payment model through CMS' Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation. This would provide rural hospitals a more consistent revenue stream based on providing high quality care. Read more here:

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Amid increasing scrutiny over privacy concerns due to its ties to China, TikTok is looking to separate from parent company, ByteDance, who received a proposal from several investors to transfer majority ownership. Another option is for TikTok to divest only US operations.
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HHS' Office for Civil Rights resolved a complaint filed against Staten Island University Hospital by a bearded medical student who requested to use alternate PPE instead of shaving his beard, due to religious observation. In this case, the student was able to utilize a power air-purifying respirator—PAPR—instead of an N95 mask, the use of which would have required him to shave his beard. The OCR found that the request for PAPR use fit as a reasonable accommodation under employment law for a protected right (religious).

Though things are coming along well, the journey would not be interesting if it was purely smooth sailing. After our buyer opens escrow, they are forced to push the closing date back when suddenly a letter from an attorney was received claiming the business, we are buying has a trade mark on the name!  Now it’s time to for our buyer to either back off or buck up and fight for our Trademark rights!

In most industries, client referrals are a normal course of business. However, in the healthcare industry, patient referrals are scrutinized especially if the referrer is compensated or if the referrer receives some kind of benefit from the referral. The federal Stark Law and Anti-Kickback Statutes generally applies to Medicare, Medicaid, and other federal healthcare programs. These laws are designed to discourage and punish compensation schemes that would amount to fraud and abuse of Medicaid and Medicare claims. The central intent of the two statutes is to protect federal healthcare program beneficiaries by preventing and punishing fraud and abuse, such as over utilization of medical services, increased costs, poor-quality medical services, and unfair competition.

Protecting Your Business with Customer Liability Waivers

As businesses prepare to reopen amid escalating cases of COVID-19, it is important for business owners to consider all potential outcomes and plan accordingly. In addition to mask requirements and social distancing protocols, customer liability waivers are a simple way to protect your business from potential threat of COVID exposure claims. Click here to learn more:

With a significant shift in previous policy, the CDC has announced new guidelines which dissuade the need for negative COVID testing results in order for employees to go back to work. It is now believed that the virus is less-contagious after 10 days of symptom on-set, meaning that even if an employee tests positive after months of having contracted the virus, they are not likely to spread the virus at that point, and may return to work.

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