Travel Nursing and the Travel Nurse Pay Transparency Bill in Illinois

New Law: Travel Nurse Pay Transparency Bill Passes in Illinois

June is Homeowners Month, and in this article, we focus on Travel Nurses, who frequently have new short-term places to hang their hat. While some travelers rent short-term housing and have that included in their agency contracts, others live in travel trailers, recreational vehicles, and even boats. The travel nurse job is not for everyone, and it’s toughest on families, but for singles who want to see more of the country, being a travel nurse can be an exciting career option. Many traveling nurses work for and are paid by independent nurse recruiting agencies. The Illinois Department of Labor (IDOL) has new disclosure and reporting requirements imposed on agencies. These agencies are regulated and new laws like the new Travel Nurse Pay Transparency Bill are intended to provide increased fairness and information among nurses and agencies.

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Professional Licensing and Regulation with Atty Jacqueline Friedman-Stein

Podcast: Professional Licensing and Regulation With Jacqueline Friedman-Stein

Jacqueline Friedman-Stein is a Professional Licensing and Regulation Attorney, Of Counsel to the Michael V. Favia & Associates in Chicago and Rolling Meadows Licensed professionals receiving administrative notices of regulatory actions have one chance to make a good impression. In this episode of the Healthcare Consultants Podcast, Chicago Attorney, Jacqueline Friedman-Stein, walks us through common […]

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Mandatory Masks, Vaccines, and Employment

Mandatory Masks, Vaccines, and Employment: Healthcare Workers and Legal Issues

While setting aside the emergency use-authorized vaccines, it is generally settled law that employees may be required to submit to certain types of vaccination protocols as a condition to employment. Where that is different in this case, is the settled law came through lawsuits involving FDA-approved drugs, not emergency use-authorized drugs. Why people in different forms of government and business are unsure of what to do, is likely because the law and enforceability of vaccine mandates are unclear because we have never approached the concept of mandating the use of emergency use products.

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Background Check Waivers for Disqualifying Offenses

Healthcare: New Background Check Waivers for Disqualifying Offenses

People with records in the criminal justice system can now obtain a waiver for what used to be disqualifying conditions. The new waiver process is quick and efficient and will work with the current background check process required by the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH).

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IDFPR NOTICE RE EMAIL SCAMS: Cosmetology Licensing Board and Illinois Board of Nursing

IDFPR NOTICE RE EMAIL SCAMS: Cosmetology Licensing Board and Illinois Board of Nursing

Please Share this Important IDFPR Information with Fellow Licensees and Report Scammers The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (“IDFPR”) posted this fraud notice on August 12, 2020, at https://bit.ly/2PLg9tk. “IDFPR is aware of two fraudulent schemes claiming involvement from professional boards. One is an email that claims to come from the “Cosmetology License […]

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Mandatory Child Abuse Reporting

Mandatory Child Abuse Reporting: Licensed Professionals & Liability in Illinois

Chicago IDFPR Attorney Michael V. Favia is a former Illinois Assistant Attorney General and Former IDFPR Chief Prosecutor. Attorney Favia and his team of Chicago IDFPR Lawyers represent professionals licensed in Illinois and other states. Favia Law Firm attorneys resolve IDFPR cases, investigations, prosecutions, and audits. Being a former Chief of Prosecution at the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Michael V. Favia’s contacts and relationships are helpful in negotiating resolutions. If necessary, Favia Law Firm trial lawyers represent licensed professionals at informal, formal hearings, and circuit court appeals if necessary. Call an experienced Chicago IDFPR Attorney at the Law Firm of Michael V. Favia & Associates in Chicago and Rolling Meadows, Illinois at (773) 631-4580.

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Podcast about Illinois Professional Licensing and the IDFPR

Chicago IDFPR Attorney Jacqueline Stein Podcast on Licensed Professional Regulation Updates

An important takeaway: Always consult an experienced Chicago IDFPR attorney when matters arise with the Department. The Law Office of Michael V. Favia & Associates and their team of IDFPR consultants know how to help with license applications, IDFPR complaints, and investigations, probation and compliance, administrative review, and appeal of disciplinary decisions.

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Professional Licensing in Illinois

Major Opioid Bust: 60 Doctors and Pharmacists Charged

Illinois doctors, nurses, dentists, and other licensed healthcare professionals trust Chicago IDFPR Michael V. Favia to represent them in court and before state regulatory agencies like the IDFPR. Favia is a former Illinois assistant attorney general and he was also a chief of prosecutions at the formerly named Illinois Department of Professional Regulation. Having been the prosecutor, Mike Favia knows what the IDFPR is concerned about and how to represent his clients in their best light.

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Building Code Violations

Building Code Violations: Commercial and Residential Issues

Being Aware of and Addressing Building Code Violations Rental properties can be great investments and sources of rental income. When buying and selling residential and commercial buildings to lease to tenants and businesses, be aware of building code violations. A building code violation can get in the way of the purchase or sale of a […]

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