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Workplace Safety Incentive Programs And Post-Incident Drug Testing—Still Okay Under OSHA But Don't Discourage Accident Reporting
Many employers have implemented workplace safety incentive programs in an effort to reduce time lost to injuries or illness. The programs generally reward workers for reporting near-misses or hazards
United States
19 Oct 2018
Employee Benefits Provisions Of The Bipartisan Budget Act Of 2015
If you manage benefits for an employer that has more than 200 employees, breathe a modest sigh of relief.
United States
11 Nov 2015
U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Obamacare Premium Tax Subsidies
In King v. Burwell, issued June 25, 2015, the United States Supreme Court upheld the nationwide premium tax subsidy regime of the Affordable Care Act ("ACA").
United States
1 Jul 2015
EEOC Proposes Regulatory Clarification On The Application Of The ADA To Employer Wellness Program Incentives
The Proposed Regulation clarifies that significant incentives may be offered to group health plan participants to encourage and reward participation in wellness programs without violating the ADA.
United States
26 May 2015
Employer Concerns Regarding The Spread Of Measles And Other Infectious Diseases
Action Item: Based on the rising number of issues related to highly communicable diseases like measles, mumps, flu, and Ebola, employers should be proactive rather than reactive in preparing and implementing an infectious disease response policy.
United States
18 Feb 2015
IRS Finalizes And Clarifies ObamaCare Reporting Rules
The IRS has finalized and clarified the ObamaCare health care coverage reporting requirements for "applicable large employers."
United States
6 Oct 2014
Obamacare Case Study For Employers
Several media outlets, including the New York Times editorial page, have chimed in on Target Corporation’s decision to exclude part-time employees from coverage under Target’s health plan.
United States
13 Feb 2014
New FTC Reporting Rules Target Pharma And Biotech Patent Licenses
The Federal Trade Commission is now targeting pharma and biotech patent license agreements in which less than all the patent rights are licensed. In particular, the FTC has modified its rules for reporting asset acquisitions under the Hart Scott Rodino Act to include exclusive patent license agreements for pharmaceuticals where manufacturing or other rights are retained by the licensor.
United States
20 Nov 2013
Time’s Up!: Compliance Deadline For HIPAA/HITECH Final Rules Has Arrived
September 23, 2013 marked the deadline for Covered Entity compliance with the HIPAA/HITECH Final Rules.
United States
8 Oct 2013
HHS Issues Guidance On Communications About Drugs And Biologics Under HIPAA And HITECH
Just in time for the September 23 enforcement deadline under the HIPAA Omnibus Final Rule, the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Civil Rights has issued Guidance regarding communications with individuals about drugs or biologics.
United States
26 Sep 2013
Fourth Circuit Upholds Pre-Emption Of Virginia Statute That Impacts National Banks
In a recent case, the Fourth Circuit found that Virginia Code §55.58.1(2), which allows only Virginia-based banks or national banks that have their principal place of business in Virginia to act as trustees on Deeds of Trust recorded in Virginia, is pre-empted under the National Banking Act, 12 U.S.C. §92a.
United States
20 Sep 2013
On August 1, 2013, The Healthcare Industry Must Begin Complying With Increased Reporting Requirements
In February 2013, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services implemented certain disclosure provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
United States
17 Jun 2013
Landmark Decision Reverses Off-Label Promotion Conviction On First Amendment Grounds
On December 3, 2012, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals issued its long-awaited opinion inUnited States v. Caronia, 703 F.3d 149.
United States
13 Mar 2013
Food Mislabeling Litigation And The Success Of Preemption And First Amendment Defenses
A discussion on the reasons for the increase in the amount of litigation involving the labeling, marketing and advertising of food and beverages.
United States
6 Mar 2013
Final HIPAA / HITECH Regulations Published: Revisions That Impact Research Activities
A discussion on the modifications to the HIPAA Rules - includes several provisions that impact research activities, most of which are consistent with the proposed rule published on July 14, 2010.
United States
29 Jan 2013
Final HIPAA / Hitech Regulations Published: Subcontractors Are Required To Directly Comply With HIPAA
This is the first in a series of Alerts to be published regarding the Final Rule, titled "Modifications to the HIPAA Privacy, Security, Enforcement, and Breach Notification Rules under the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act and the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act.
United States
29 Jan 2013
Ready Or Not? Final Compliance Program Guidelines Have Come
There are no more excuses for failing to adopt a comprehensive compliance program.
United States
18 Dec 2012
Departments Issue Proposed Regulations On Wellness Programs Under Health Care Reform
On November 20, the Department of Labor’s Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), and the Treasury Department issued proposed rules titled "Incentives for Nondiscriminatory Wellness Programs in Group Health Plans."
United States
5 Dec 2012
What The Supreme Court’s Decision On Health Care Reform Means For Employers
After many months of speculation, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled yesterday that the central provision of Health Care Reform, the individual health insurance mandate, is constitutional.
United States
9 Jul 2012
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