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Annual Labor & Employment Update 2013
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Viewer's Guide to Gay Marriage Oral Arguments
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The last time we heard about Susan Thayer’s whistleblower suit against Planned Parenthood, a federal district court in Iowa had thrown it out because she hadn’t provided any specific examples of fraud and therefore had failed...more
So much energy has been spent on what the final regulations on the employer shared responsibility tax and the related final reporting regulations (the “ESRR”), that some of the most significant considerations have been missed...more
President Barack Obama recently signed an executive order that bans federal contractors from discriminating against the sexual orientation or gender identity of its employees. This order does not include a religious...more
In This Issue:
- More Workers Are Claiming 'Wage Theft'
- Big Companies, States Urge High Court to Rule on Gay Marriage
- Firms Continue to Increase Background Checks on Job Candidates
Employers continue to struggle to understand the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s position with regard to their wellness programs. While conceding the lawful use of such programs and the benefits achieved in terms of...more
The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) requires health care providers and other businesses to protect the confidentiality of certain patient information. Last month in an unpublished decision, the...more
Mount Olive Nursing Home Unlawfully Fired Disabled Employee, Agency Charged -
RALEIGH, NC - SunBridge Regency-North Carolina, Inc., a North Carolina corporation that operates a nursing home in Mount Olive, N.C., will...more
Dr. Robinson is an obstetrician at St. Francis Hospital. A diabetic, he underwent surgery for a broken foot and can’t always remain standing throughout deliveries. So he uses a rolling stool and practices from a seated...more
Franchisor Is Not Liable For Franchisee's Alleged Sexual Harassment Of Its Employee -
Patterson v. Domino's Pizza, LLC, 2014 WL 4236175 (Cal. S. Ct. 2014) -
Taylor Patterson was hired by Sui Juris (a franchisee...more
In 2010, Paula Pedene helped reveal a scandal in the Phoenix Veterans Affair Hospital revolving around mismanagement that ultimately led to the hospital being $11.4 million short in its budget. Now, it’s being reported that...more
On August 8, President Obama signed legislation that extends certain “pension smoothing” provisions in the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century (MAP-21) Act that was signed in 2012. This pension funding relief will...more
The Affordable Care Act (“ACA”) requires that non-grandfathered health plans make preventive care and screenings available to their members at no cost (i.e. no deductibles, coinsurance, or co-payments). The Department of...more
The Department of Labor (DOL) issued guidance for closely held for-profit corporations that wish to exclude coverage of any contraceptives under their health plans in the wake of the Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Supreme Court...more
The United States Supreme Court granted Wheaton College, a religious non-profit college in Illinois, an injunction permitting the college to opt into the ACA contraception mandate’s accommodation scheme available to certain...more
As federal and state agencies and courts further examine the implications of the Supreme Court of the United States’ ruling on same-sex marriage in U.S. v. Windsor, the laws and regulations governing employee benefits for...more
Last week, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed suit against Wisconsin-based Orion Energy Systems, Inc., over its wellness program and its treatment of ex-employee Wendy Schobert, who was not a fan of the...more
Last week, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (the “EEOC”) filed a lawsuit against an employer under the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) related to its maintenance of a wellness program. Although far from a...more
In This Issue:
- Administration Releases Updated Contraception Coverage Rules
- Federal Regulatory Initiatives
- Other Congressional and State Initiatives
- Other Health Care News
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
Does an employer discriminate against employees when it requires them to participate in corporate wellness programs? The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has taken the position that it does if the wellness program...more
Steep Penalties for Not Participating Said to Make Program Involuntary and Violate Disabilities Act -
MILWAUKEE -- Manitowoc, Wis.-based Orion Energy Systems violated federal law by requiring an employee to submit to...more
In This Issue:
- Recent Developments for Federal Contractors
- The Fate of Obamacare Premium Tax Credits
- Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity the Next Protected Class?
- EEOC Ratchets Up Focus on Pregnancy...more
A recent federal court decision underscores the importance of ADA compliance and medical confidentiality.
In this case, an employer could end up being liable because an employee posted confidential medical information...more
According to the EEOC, healthcare employers are disproportionately represented in the ranks of those sued for violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Baptist Health South Florida, Inc. recently became one of...more
Most employers understand their fundamental obligations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to protect against disability discrimination and to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified disabled employees,...more
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