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|Health Care Subsidies Upheld|
Autumn G. Long; McGrath North Mullin & Kratz, PC LLO;
July 3, 2015, previously published on Second Quarter 2015Today, in King v. Burwell, the United States Supreme Court voted 6-3 to uphold the availability of subsidies provided by the Affordable Care Act (“ACA”) in federal Exchanges. This ruling means that, for most employers, the threat of ACA penalties is a reality.
|Children With Special Needs May Receive Medicaid Coverage for Home Care Despite Parents' Assets|
Ryan W. Barry; Chambliss, Bahner & Stophel, P.C.;
June 23, 2015, previously published on June 2015If you have a child with special needs who requires an institutional level of care that can be provided in your home instead of in a hospital or other institution, the Katie Beckett Medicaid Waiver program may allow you to keep your child at home, even if you think that your assets are too high to...
|Two District of Columbia Agencies Will Enforce New Protections for Pregnant Workers|
Alta M. Ray, Teresa Burke Wright; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
June 8, 2015, previously published on June 3, 2015The District of Columbia Office of Human Rights (OHR) and the District of Columbia Department of Employment Services (DOES) announced on June 1, 2015, a joint effort to investigate and enforce the Protecting Pregnant Workers Fairness Act of 2014 (“PPWFA” or “Act”). An...
|Is Malicious Prosecution a Potential Settlement Tool?|
Michael K. Brisbin, Laura E. Fannon; Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP;
May 15, 2015, previously published on May 11, 2015In many instances, insurers are initially sued by plaintiffs with colorable claims seeking monetary recovery. During the course of litigation and through discovery, it sometimes becomes clear that the plaintiff’s claim or claims have no merit. Yet, the plaintiff and his or her counsel...
|Top 10 Considerations for Employers Addressing Ebola and Other Dangerous Contagious Diseases in the Workplace|
Lisa Handler Ackerman; Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP;
May 7, 2015, previously published on January 2015The Ebola virus is the current example of workplace issues facing employers when a potentially deadly infectious disease spreads in the population.
|EEOC Issues Important Proposed Rule Governing Employer Wellness Programs|
Edward S. Schenk III; Williams Mullen;
April 27, 2015, previously published on April 22, 2015On April 16, 2015, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) published a proposed rule further addressing increasingly popular employer “wellness programs.” These programs generally incentivize employees to make healthier lifestyle choices by participating in nutrition and...
|New Policy Guidelines for Police Information Checks in British Columbia|
Larry Page; Davis LLP;
April 21, 2015, previously published on March 31, 2015 In the past, when employers in British Columbia requested police information checks on prospective employees, there were no clear guidelines on the type of information that would be provided. It was common for police information checks to include information about mental health issues relating to...
|Can You be “Served” or “Notified” Electronically?|
Pessin Katz Law P.A.;
April 6, 2015, previously published on February 27, 2015Two recent cases produced what appear to be different answers to the question posed above. In the first case, a U.S. District Court in Gardner v. Detroit Entertainment, (Case No. 12-14870, October 15, 2014, USDC, E. Mich.) ruled in favor of an employee who failed to open her employer’s email...
|ACA Cadillac Tax Proposed Regs: What Treasury and IRS Are Considering|
Stephanie O. Zorn; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
March 31, 2015, previously published on March 10, 2015The Affordable Care Act (“ACA”) added section 4980I to the Internal Revenue Code (“Code”). Code section 4980I applies to tax years after December 31, 2017, and provides a tax on high cost employer-sponsored health coverage - if the aggregate cost of employer-sponsored...
|Nurse’s Request to Use Cane in Behavioral Health Unit Not a Reasonable Accommodation, Court Rules|
Michael R. Bertoncini; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
March 30, 2015, previously published on February 24, 2015A nurse’s request to use a cane while working in a hospital’s behavioral health unit is not a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act, a federal district court in Florida has ruled. United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. St. Joseph’s...