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Workplace Drug And Alcohol Testing In Canada: A Primer For Manufacturing Employers
In the manufacturing industry, a workplace drug and alcohol policy can be a key feature of an employer's health and safety program
United States
2 Sep 2019
Giving It Your Best Shot: Maintaining A Compliant Vaccination Program In The Healthcare Sector
Workplace vaccination programs are not new. While many focus on influenza, healthcare employers often impose more robust requirements
United States
2 Sep 2019
Solving A Chronic Problem: IRS Expands Preventive Care To Include Certain Chronic Conditions
On July 17, 2019, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and the Department of the Treasury in Notice 2019-45 announced the expansion of preventive care benefits under qualifying high-deductible
United States
2 Sep 2019
2020 Drug Coupon Rule Dropped Due To Implementation Concerns
Employer plans will still be able to exclude the value of drug manufacturer coupons from annual out-of-pocket maximums, even when no generic
United States
29 Aug 2019
DOL Confirms FMLA Covers IEP Meetings With Therapists At School
On August 8, 2019, the Department of Labor (DOL) issued an opinion letter confirming that a parent is entitled to time off under the Family and Medical Leave Act
United States
22 Aug 2019
Universities And Health Insurance: Higher Ed Institutions Now Have More Options With The New HRA Regs
Regulations published last month grant employers more options for covering their employees with health insurance, effective January 1, 2020.
United States
9 Aug 2019
Florida Adds Vaping To Regulated Indoor Smoking
The Florida legislature recently amended the "Indoor Air: Tobacco Smoke" Act, §386.202 of the Florida Statutes, to restrict indoor vaping in addition to tobacco smoking in enclosed spaces.
United States
24 Jul 2019
Acosta Exits, Scalia Enters. (Beltway Buzz, July 19, 2019)
July 19, 2019, was Alexander Acosta's last day as secretary of labor. Acosta was sworn in on April 28, 2017, and proceeded to lead the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) for over two years.
United States
23 Jul 2019
New HRA Rules: What Employers Need To Know
starting in 2020, employers will be able to offer health reimbursement arrangements that work in conjunction with individual coverage or Medicare without running afoul of the Affordable Care Act's market reform rules.
United States
19 Jul 2019
Texas Legislative Roundup: New Laws Impacting Employers
The Texas Legislature's 86th session adjourned on May 27, 2019, and there is little likelihood that the governor will call a special session.
United States
17 Jul 2019
The Battle Lines Of Mental Health Parity Litigation: Utah District Court Grants Motion To Dismiss, Finds Conclusory Allegations Insufficient
On June 5, 2019, in the matter Kerry W. v. Anthem Blue Cross and Shield, No. 2:19cv67, Judge Dee Benson of the U.S. District Court for the District of Utah ...
United States
19 Jun 2019
Legalized Cannabis In Illinois: What Employers Need To Know
The Act provides employers with strong workplace protections, more than any other state that has legalized marijuana use.
United States
18 Jun 2019
Arizona Supreme Court Clears The Haze: Medical Marijuana Includes Extracted Resin
The court of appeals affirmed his convictions and the Arizona Supreme Court granted review, finding that this was a matter of statewide importance.
United States
6 Jun 2019
HHS's Conscience Rule Scheduled For Implementation On July 22, 2019
On May 21, 2019, the Federal Register published the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' final rule titled Protecting Statutory Conscience Rights in Health Care, which addresses the rights of individual healthcare employees ...
United States
5 Jun 2019
What Is CBD Oil And Why Should Employers Care To Know?
Cannabidiol (CBD) is a nonintoxicating compound found in both marijuana and hemp that can be extracted and combined with oil for ingestion or inhalation through the use of a vaporizer.
United States
3 Jun 2019
New York's Highest Court Upholds 13-Hour Rule For Payment Of Live-In Home Health Aides
In two recent companion cases, Andryeyeva v. New York Health Care, Inc. and Moreno v. Future Care Health Services, Inc., the New York Court of Appeals upheld the NYSDOL 13-hour rule for the payment of home health aides...
United States
27 May 2019
6 FAQs on Measles In The Workplace: What Employers Need To Know
On May 17, 2019, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that 880 individual cases of measles had been confirmed in 23 states across the country in 2019.
United States
23 May 2019
USCIS Policy Alert Reiterates That Marijuana Use Has Immigration Consequences Regardless Of State Law
Employers may want to review the contents of this policy alert with foreign nationals.
United States
3 May 2019
New York City Poised To Bar Pre-employment Marijuana Testing
The bill is supported by Mayor Bill de Blasio and would take effect one year after the mayor signs it into law.
United States
29 Apr 2019
What A Long Strange Trip It's Been: Is Medical Marijuana Coming To Alabama?
We will continue to monitor HB243 as it advances through the Alabama Legislature.
United States
22 Apr 2019
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