News by Category: Health Care

EEOC Issues Final Rule on Employment Wellness Programs and the ADA

On Tuesday May 17, 2016 the EEOC issued its final rule on employer wellness programs. The new rule describes how the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) will apply to employer offered wellness programs. The new rule will only apply to wellness programs that require employees to answer disability related questions … Read More »

Building Your “Death Panel?”

by Laura Dyer Johnson, Estate Planning and Elder Law I’ll be honest, I still haven’t read the 2,700 pages of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), or the more than 11.5 million words that go into the regulations to implement it (and I’m guessing I’m not alone in that). But, do … Read More »

It’s a Trap! Delayed Enforcement of DOL’s Home Health Care Regulations Still Subjects Employers to Costly Litigation

By Abtin Mehdizadegan The U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) promulgated new regulations under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) that change the employment landscape for those who provide home-care services in recognition of the increased demand for home healthcare workers as the Baby Boomer generation progresses … Read More »

Recent Supreme Court Decisions Affect Employers

The United States Supreme Court is winding down their 2014 session in dramatic fashion. Several important decisions were handed down this year with several high-profile opinions being issued by the Court. Experts have noted that this year’s session also resulted in several challenges to the Executive branch. Historically, the Supreme … Read More »