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Mandating overtime and patient safety

Several agencies administer programs related solely to the construction industry.

OSHA has special occupational safety and health standards for construction; The , under Davis-Bacon and related acts, requires payment of prevailing wages and benefits; The enforces , which requires federal construction contractors and subcontractors, as well as federally assisted construction contractors, to provide equal employment opportunity; the anti-kickback section of the precludes a federal contractor from inducing any employee to sacrifice any part of the compensation required.

Examples of required benefits include Social Security and workers' compensation, while optional benefits include health care insurance coverage and retirement benefits.

Both required and optional benefits have legal and tax implications for the employer.

Other federal agencies besides the Department of Labor On March 23, 2010, President Barack Obama signed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) into law, and on March 30, 2010, he signed the Health Care and Education Affordability Reconciliation Act of 2010 (HCEARA), which contained amendments to the PPACA, into law.

The two laws make up an expansive package that will have many far-reaching effects on employers.

Most laws with labor provisions regulating the transportation industry are administered by agencies outside the Department of Labor.

The administers and enforces three federal contract-based civil rights laws that require most federal contractors and subcontractors, as well as federally assisted construction contractors, to provide equal employment opportunity.

While many changes that affect employers would go into effect in 2014 others will happen soon.

– comprehensive online management reference service and reference manual Primer on employee benefits It’s common for employers to provide certain benefits for their employees, many of which are subject to strict rules under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), the Internal Revenue Code, and other laws.

Under the Federal Transit law, the Department of Labor is responsible for approving employee protection arrangements before the department of Transportation can release funds to grantees. WARN offers employees early warning of impending layoffs or plant closings.

The provides information to the public on WARN, though neither ETA nor the Department of Labor has administrative responsibility for the statute, which is enforced through private action in the federal courts.

For that reason, the benefits you offer can be a deciding factor for a potential employee’s decision to work at your business.

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Apr 24, 2015. ii Additionally, shift length has been shown to correlate with nurse-reported quality and safety measuresiii as well as increased patient mortality.iv. “Mandatory overtime puts patients at risk and is unfair to caregivers. Tired nurses who are forced to work overtime stand a greater likelihood of making a. 
25-Oct-2018 06:54
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Mandatory overtime is a concern because it could require a fatigued nurse to provide patient care, thereby increasing the nurse's risk of making an error. In addition to patient safety, groups and unions that lobbied for the new law also cited interference with nurses' work-life balance and general industry satisfaction as. 
25-Oct-2018 06:57
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Mar 6, 2017. Virginia, 1931, as amended, all relating to amending the West Virginia Nurse Overtime. 2 and Patient Safety Act to include nurses employed in nursing homes as well as those. 3 employed in hospitals; establishing limits on hours such nurses may be mandated to work. 4 by their employers; and establishing. 
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Jun 9, 2017. Of all the members of the health care team, nurses therefore play a critically important role in ensuring patient safety by monitoring patients for clinical deterioration, detecting errors and near misses, understanding care processes and. Mandatory overtime for nurses is also restricted in 16 states. 
25-Oct-2018 07:07
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Jan 4, 2018. The Ohio Nurses Association praised the legislation, saying mandatory overtime can potentially result in nurse fatigue and burnout. "Nurses are professionals who are ethically-bound to assess their ability to care for their patients. If a nurse is too fatigued to provide the safe care his/her patient deserves, the. 
25-Oct-2018 07:11
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Is mandatory overtime for health care workers prohibited? Answer Act 102 prohibits a health care facility from requiring employees to work more than agreed to, predetermined and regularly scheduled work shifts. Employees covered under Act 102 are individuals involved in direct patient care or clinical care services who. 
25-Oct-2018 07:15
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State-mandated safe-staffing ratios are necessary to ensure the safety of patients and nurses. Adequate nurse staffing is key to patient care and. In addition to enforcing mandatory overtime, employers often use supplemental nurses to temporarily fill gaps in nurse staffing. These temporary nurses are more likely to be. 
25-Oct-2018 07:19
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