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Religious Institutions: June 2015

by Holland & Knight LLP on

Religious institutions commonly make payments to or receive payments directly or indirectly from governmental agencies for services rendered; e.g., day cares that benefit from public scholarships, hospitals that participate...more

Supreme Court Decides Holt v. Hobbs

by Faegre Baker Daniels on

On January 20, 2015, the Supreme Court of the United States decided Holt v. Hobbs, No. 13-6827, holding that the Arkansas Department of Correction’s grooming policy violates Section 3 of the Religious Land Use and...more

Employment Flash - September 2014

In This Issue: - SEC Pays First Whistleblower Award to Audit and Compliance Professional - Supreme Court Allows Affordable Care Act Contraceptives Religious Exemption - EEOC Adopts New Pregnancy...more

Supreme Court Grants Injunction to Religious University Barring Strict Enforcement of Accommodation Scheme for ACA Contraception...

by Franczek Radelet P.C. on

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

Hobby Lobby ripples still being measured

by Best Best & Krieger LLP on

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 Corporations Can Object to Federal Laws on Religious Grounds

by Pierce Atwood LLP on

The United Statutes Supreme Court’s recent Hobby Lobby decision holds that for-profit closely held corporations can object, on the basis of sincerely held religious beliefs, to the contraception mandate imposed by the Patient...more

Labor & Employment E-Note

by Burr & Forman on

In This Issue: - High Court to Hear Case on Pregnancy Accommodations - Supreme Court Says Some Employees Don't Have to Pay Union Fees - Recent Decision Leaves Questions About Religion in Hiring Process - NLRB...more

Supreme Court: Some Corporations Can Opt Out of Obamacare’s Contraception Coverage Mandate

by LeClairRyan on

On June 30, 2014, the United States Supreme Court held 5-4 in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. that closely held for-profit corporations cannot be forced to comply with the Patient Protection & Affordable Care Act’s...more

The Surprising Truth about Hobby Lobby's Effect in California

by Nossaman LLP on

On June 30, 2014, the Supreme Court of the United States handed down its decision in the Burwell v. Hobby Lobby case, holding that closely-held corporations could refuse to provide contraceptive coverage mandated by U.S....more

Supreme Court Upholds Town’s Practice of Opening Board Meetings with Prayer

by Franczek Radelet P.C. on

Last month, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that a New York town’s practice of opening town board meetings with prayer did not violate the First Amendment. The decision provides guidance to school boards and other public bodies...more

Supreme Court to Review Constitutionality of Employer Contraception Mandate

Last week, the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to review another challenge to a portion of the Affordable Care Act. Hobby Lobby, a chain of crafts and hobby stores sued, challenging the ACA’s provision which mandates that...more

After Many Years, US Supreme Court Again Takes On Legislative Prayer

by Sands Anderson PC on

Cullen D. Seltzer, Esquire, litigator and colleague here at Sands Anderson PC, recently shared his report about a key legislative prayer case going to be decided by the United States Supreme Court. Given the number of...more

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