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Washington, D.C. Update – March 2016

by Baker Donelson on

With only a handful of items currently active on the House and Senate agendas, FY17 appropriations legislation is the major legislative game in town. The House and Senate Appropriations Committees are moving forward with...more

Employee Benefits Alert - August 2015

by Franczek Radelet P.C. on

Retirement Plans - IRS Issues Guidance on Benefit Suspension Voting under MPRA - As we have written in prior alerts, the Multiemployer Pension Reform Act of 2014 (MPRA) permits trustees of financially troubled...more

IRS Clarifies Prior Guidance on Premium Reimbursement Arrangements; Provides Limited Relief

Continuing its focus on so-called “premium reimbursement” or “employer payment plans”, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) released IRS Notice 2015-17 on February 18, 2015. In this Notice, which was previewed and approved by...more

Supplemental Excepted Benefits? “It depends.”

Last week, HHS, along with the Department of Labor and the Treasury, provided long overdue guidance regarding the third category of supplemental “excepted benefits” as defined by Section 2791 of the Public Health Services...more

The OFCCP Calls a Moratorium on Enforcement Activities Against TRICARE Providers

by Williams Mullen on

On May 7, 2014, a Directive of the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (“OFCCP”) placed a five-year moratorium on enforcement activities regarding health care providers that are TRICARE subcontractors. TRICARE is...more

TRICARE: DOL Announces 5-Year Moratorium on Affirmative Action Compliance Audits

by BakerHostetler on

Previous Health Law Updates reported on the efforts of the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) to apply equal employment opportunity mandates to providers that subcontract to provide healthcare services for TRICARE beneficiaries....more

A Band-Aid At Best: OFCCP Offers Temporary And Limited Relief To TRICARE Providers

by Polsinelli on

The Department of Labor's (DOL) Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) enforces laws imposing affirmative action and equal employment opportunity obligations on all federal contractors and subcontractors. For...more

DOL Announces Five-Year OFCCP Moratorium For TRICARE Providers

Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez announced last month that the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) will issue a directive establishing a five-year moratorium on enforcement of affirmative action...more

DOL Continues Effort to Subject TRICARE Providers to Federal Equal Employment Opportunity Audits

by BakerHostetler on

Previously, we reported how the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia found in UPMC Braddock v. Harris that providers of healthcare services are subject to federal equal employment opportunity mandates applicable...more

ARB Issues Reconsideration Decision in OFCCP v. Florida Hospital of Orlando

by King & Spalding on

On July 22, 2013, the Administrative Review Board (ARB) of the Department of Labor (DOL) held that a network participation agreement entered into by Florida Hospital with Humana Military Health Services (HMHS) for the...more

ARB Reconsiders Florida Hospital Ruling

Last week, a divided Department of Labor Administrative Review Board (“ARB”) agreed to reconsider its ruling that the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (“OFCCP”) did not have jurisdiction over a federal...more

OFCCP Scores Surprising Victory in its Continuing Battle for Jurisdiction Over Healthcare Providers Based on TRICARE Participation

by Littler on

On July 22, 2013, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) won a surprising victory before the Department of Labor’s (DOL) Administrative Review Board (ARB), breathing new life into the agency’s efforts to...more

Court rules employers who provide services to federal government employees subject to federal contracting regulations

by McAfee & Taft on

A federal court recently ruled that hospitals affiliated with the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center became “federal subcontractors” when they entered into contracts with an HMO that provided health services for federal...more

Workplace Word - March 2013: Family and Medical Leave Act Amendments May Impact Company Policies

by Snell & Wilmer on

Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) policies have been the subject of many changes over the past several years. The FMLA entitles an eligible employee to take up to 12 weeks (and in some situations 26 weeks) of unpaid leave...more

New FMLA Regulations Issued in Final Form

by Miller & Martin PLLC on

Aside from the new poster requirement, the other change in the new regulations which is anticipated to have the most widespread effect on employers is the “clarification” of the increments in which employers can require...more

National Defense Authorization Act Precludes OFCCP Jurisdiction Over TRICARE Provider

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Administrative Review Board has found that the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) lacks jurisdiction over Florida Hospital of Orlando, a TRICARE health services provider,...more

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