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Health Care Update - August 2014 #4

In This Issue: - Administration Releases Updated Contraception Coverage Rules - Federal Regulatory Initiatives - Other Congressional and State Initiatives - Other Health Care News - Upcoming...more

Government Agencies Release Further Accommodations to Organizations Opposing Mandated Contraceptive Coverage

In response to the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby, Inc., the U.S. Departments of Health and Human Services (HHS) and Labor (DOL) published proposed rules on August 22, 2014, expanding the...more

Hobby Lobby ripples still being measured

How can the controversial decision in the Hobby Lobby contraception coverage case impact employers? The U.S. Supreme Court in June decided the controversial case of Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores Inc. The court ruled...more

For-Profit Companies Find Religion – What’s a Transactional Lawyer to Do?

Last month, the United States Supreme Court ruled in the Hobby Lobby case that closely held for-profit corporations can have “free exercise rights” as “persons” under The Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 1993 (“RFRA”),...more

Stay Tuned: Impact of Supreme Court Decision on ACA's Contraceptive Mandate Uncertain

It’s too soon to know the impact on the workplace of the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent decision that certain businesses may opt out of the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) requirement to pay for birth control in their healthcare...more

Hobby Lobby: Just a Start

As a trial lawyer, I rarely pay much attention to dissenting opinions. They do not serve as meaningful precedent, and they tend only to express the loser’s frustrated perspective. But Justice Ginsburg’s dissent in the Supreme...more

What Employees are Afraid To Tell You, and How Whistleblower Hotline Providers Can Help

I recently read a very interesting article by Jacqueline Klimas from The Washington Times about more than 50 Veterans Affairs workers claiming retaliation for blowing the whistle on the horrors they witnessed while on the...more

Take 5 Newsletter: An Employer's "Top 5" Action Items for 2014

It's December, and human resources professionals and law departments are reflecting on the issues addressed in 2013 and giving thanks for incident-free holiday parties. But the big question is this: What issues should get...more

The Supreme Court to Hear Hobby Lobby Case: What does it mean for Title VII?

The Supreme Court announced last week that it will hear two cases in which for-profit businesses are challenging the Affordable Care Act’s (“ACA”) “contraceptive mandate” on freedom of religion grounds. The key issue before...more

Scripts - November 2013

In this issue: - New Wellness Program Rules for 2014 - Now That We Know The Basic Rules… Drafting Covenants Not To Compete To Maximize The Likelihood Of Enforcement - Excerpt from New Wellness Program...more

OCR Wants Feedback From Audited Covered Entities

The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) is preparing to conduct an online survey of the 115 covered entities it audited in 2012 as part of the HITECH-mandated, pilot audit program. OCR hopes to use the survey results to evaluate...more

Employers with Insured Health Plans Must Take Care in Providing Healthcare Subsidies to Departing Executives

Many executives have employment agreements that provide for specified payments in the event of termination. In instances where employees do not have employment agreements, employers often seek to provide terminating...more

Tassare gli alimenti dannosi per la salute e per i bilanci? Uno sguardo al recente (e ancora in corso) dibattito italiano

Tassare o non tassare le bibite analcoliche zuccherine e i superalcolici? La domanda è parte della più generale questione se ricorrere o meno alla leva fiscale per correggere abitudini alimentari dannose per...more

New California Employment Laws That Impact Employers

Several new California employment laws will be going into effect in 2012. Some of these laws require prompt action to ensure compliance. Employers are encouraged to review employee-related materials and as necessary revise...more

California Employment Law Updates

In his first legislative season, California Governor Jerry Brown has signed into law 22 employment-related bills. All but one go into effect on January 1, 2012. The most significant changes are summarized as...more

La manovra Aifa di taglio dei prezzi di rimborso sui farmaci off-patent di fascia "A" (Aprile 2011)

Si allega un breve commento alla recente decisione dell’Aifa di procedere al taglio dei prezzi di rimborso dei farmaci off-patent di fascia “A”. L’Aifa ha ottemperato a un dovere d’ufficio...more

Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals Limits Application of the ADA

On November 3, 2010, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit issued a decision in the case of Bates v. Dura Automotive Systems Inc. that appropriately limits the protection provided by portions of the Americans with...more

Employment, Labor and Benefits Advisory: Hospitals and Medical Service Providers Take Note: You May be Subject to OFCCP...

Federal law imposes significant affirmative action obligations on many employers holding contracts or subcontracts to supply goods or services to the federal government.1 Specifically, federal law requires that all companies...more

Can I Be Sued? Legal protections for physician leaders

In this Presentation: *Areas of Risk *Types of Legal Claims Filed *Legal Defenses and Protections *Defensive Measures to Consider in Order to Avoid/Limit Risk Please see full presentation below for more...more

Fenwick Employment Brief - April 15, 2009

IN THIS ISSUE: *In A Major Reversal, Supreme Court Rules That Collective Bargaining Arbitration Procedures Can Trump Age Discrimination Lawsuits *news bites ..Employee’s Termination After Failing To Take English...more

Fenwick Employment Brief - March 12, 2009

IN THIS ISSUE: *Applicability Of California Wage Laws To Nonresidents Subject To Review *Release Of Claims For Overtime Wages Upheld *News Bites ..Employee Free Choice Act Re-Introduced In Congress; Contrary...more

Airline Management Letter - November 14, 2008

IN THIS ISSUE: *Recent Election Results Will Likely Impact Airline Employers *ADA Amendments Act Takes Effect January 1, 2009 *Court Finds that Airline did not Discriminate Against Sleeping Instructor *NMB Rescinds...more

Fenwick Employment Brief

IN THIS ISSUE: *Salaried "Computer Professional" Exemption Simplified *Significant Changes to ADA Effective Next Year *RIF "Selection Criteria" Should be Included in OWBPA Releases *News Bites Please see full...more

Fenwick Employment Brief

In This Brief: *Court Confirms Limited Liability of Owners, Officers and Managing Agents For Unpaid Wages *No FMLA Interference Where Medical Certifications Untimely *Manager Fired For Violating Policy, Not Interracial...more

Management Update - February 2008: TOP TEN LABOR & EMPLOYMENT EVENTS & TRENDS OF 2007

TOP TEN LABOR & EMPLOYMENT EVENTS AND TRENDS OF 2007 During the past year, employers continued to confront a number of significant labor and employment issues ? many of which are likely to have a profound impact on the...more

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