Joanne Hanson Pearson

Joanne Hanson Pearson

Pierce Atwood LLP

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For-Profit Corporations Can Object to Federal Laws on Religious Grounds

The United Statutes Supreme Court’s recent Hobby Lobby decision holds that for-profit closely held corporations can object, on the basis of sincerely held religious beliefs, to the contraception mandate imposed by the Patient...more

7/18/2014 - Affordable Care Act Burwell v Hobby Lobby Closely Held Businesses Contraceptive Coverage Mandate Healthcare Hobby Lobby Religion SCOTUS

OFCCP Publishes New Affirmative Action Requirements For Protected Veterans And Individuals With Disabilities - What Federal...

On August 27, 2013, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) announced Final Rules that make changes to the regulations implementing the Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment...more

9/16/2013 - ADA Affirmative Action Disability Employer Liability Issues Hiring & Firing New Regulations OFCCP Rehabilitation Act Veterans Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act

Employers Subject To The Play Or Pay Penalties Under Health Care Reform

Beginning in 2014, large employers are subject to one of two “shared responsibility” penalties under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (“ACA”), commonly known as the play or pay penalties. The Internal Revenue...more

2/15/2013 - Affordable Care Act Aggregation Rules Employer Mandates Full-Time Employees IRS Pay or Play Safe Harbors Seasonal Employment Shared Responsibility Rule

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