Human Resources

CDPH Updates Quarantine Guidance – Again

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) revised its quarantine and isolation guidelines for a second time in as many weeks through a new All Facilities Letter (AFL) that takes effect today. Earlier guidance was aligned with recent Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidance, which permitted — in the event of critical staffing shortages […]

Taking Action: EDD Fights Disability Insurance Fraud

Recently, hospitals have noticed a sharp increase in fraudulent disability insurance claims illicitly filed under the name of health care providers.   Fraudulent disability insurance claims are not a victimless crime. These illegal claims threaten to unlawfully steal benefits from medical providers, increase their taxes, and fund organized criminal activities.   Fortunately, the Employment Development Department (EDD) recognized the severity […]

New COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard Issued by OSHSB

On Dec. 16, the Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board (OSHSB) approved a new emergency temporary standard (ETS) for COVID-19.   While the new COVID-19 ETS made several changes, the most notable change is to the restrictions on workers when they have a close contact with a COVID-19 case. Under the new COVID-19 ETS, workers with a close contact, irrespective of vaccine status, must physically […]