The U.S. health care reform legislation: the impact on contract attorney staffing agencies


After at least a year in the making and months of uncertainty, landmark health care reform legislation has been signed into law in the U.S. The new health care law makes sweeping changes to our nation’s health care system. Many provisions will have a significant impact upon employers and their employees. While many of the changes are phased in gradually over the next eight years, many changes take effect this year....

...We have received hundreds of emails from our members asking if the staffing employment agencies that employ them will be subject to the new rules. We have read numerous summaries of the legislation and have made a good-faith attempt to wade through (some of) the actual legislation. It was a bit daunting but we think we figured out the major elements.

But to determine how staffing agencies would be affected we turned to three contacts we have at law firm employee benefits practice groups. They told us to focus on several points...

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