The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued its interim final rule regarding procedures for handling retaliation complaints under the Affordable Care Act's (ACA) Section 1558. +29 USCS § 218c. Employers must file comments and any supporting materials by April 29, 2013.
The interim final rule provides that employers may not discriminate against employees for the following actions:
Receiving a tax credit or subsidy under ACA's provisions addressing health insurance exchanges;
Reporting violations of ACA's consumer protections; and
Assisting or participating in such proceedings.
For further information regarding filing requirements of the whistleblower statutes administered by OSHA, please consult XpertHR's Quick Reference chart.