New state and local laws will take effect come the New Year all around the country. In Illinois, for example, one new law pertains to urgent care centers, specifically; it mandates that all locations display notices regarding human trafficking in a conspicuous place. More broadly, urgent care operations that provide occupational medicine services will certainly need to keep abreast of legal requirements in the states and municipalities where they practice, but all urgent care companies should ensure they’re in compliance in their role as employers, as well. Employee handbooks and agreements, as well as various other policies and procedures, should be reviewed, and any gray areas should be discussed with the operation’s legal counsel or human resources consultants.
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