Labor & Employment Law Update, September 2010




The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act – Improving the Health Care Workforce:  “Physicians, Nurses, and Dentists” – Third in a Series
By Bruce J. Douglas and Kelly McBeain*

Larkin Hoffman is providing a four-part series on how the PPACA intends to innovate and make changes in the health care work force.  This article looks at the efforts of the PPACA to increase the supply and training of physicians, nurses and dentists.

The Eighth Circuit Emphasizes the High Standard of Proof to Establish a Hostile Environment Claim, Particularly in the Context of an Employment Harassment Policy
By Sejal Desai Winkelman
The Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals recently emphasized to plaintiffs bringing sexual harrassment claims that the standard in demonstrating a hostile work environment claim is a demanding one.

California Proposition 8 Held Unconstitutional – What is the Impact on Employers?
By Sejal Desai Winkelman
Learn more about the impact of a California federal district court's ruling that Proposition 8 is unconstitutional, and the impact of that decision on California employers, if affirmed by the Ninth Circuit.

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