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Insurer on Hook for Employee's Drunk Driving, $1M Verdict

USA - March 10 2017 According to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, an employee involved in a car accident while under the influence did not exceed the

Future of DOL's White Collar Overtime Rule Remains Unclear

USA - March 10 2017 The uncertainty surrounding the Department of Labor's (DOL) white collar overtime rule continues, with the agency requesting more time to continue its

New California Single-User Restroom Law in Effect

USA - March 10 2017 California employers, take note: the state's single-user restroom law took effect on March 1, 2017. The new law requires all single-user toilet

Ninth Circuit: Hugs From Supervisor Can Form Basis of Suit

USA - March 10 2017 Weighing in on hugs in the workplace, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit published an opinion reversing summary judgment in favor of an

NAD Compares Wegmans, Costco Price Comparison Claims

USA - March 16 2017 Wegmans Food Markets should modify certain in-store comparison pricing displays with additional disclosures, the National Advertising Division

Third-Party Payment of Premiums: Controversy and HHS Guidance

USA - March 23 2017 Since the passage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the payment of healthcare premiums by third parties has been the subject of controversy. As

Repeal of Antitrust Immunity for Insurers: What Does It Mean?

USA - March 23 2017 Insurers are among a handful of industries, including Major League Baseball, that have a special exemption from the federal antitrust laws, the

The Future of Essential Health Benefits

USA - March 23 2017 The Essential Health Benefits (EHB) rule may be among the many parts of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) that are on the chopping block as the Trump

Escobar's Impact: Recent Application of "Materiality" in Ninth Circuit

USA - March 23 2017 Last year, a unanimous U.S. Supreme Court decided Universal Health Services, Inc. v. United States ex rel. Escobar (Escobar), 136 S.Ct. 1989 (2016

Vizio Must Face VPPA Suit Over Smart TVs, Court Rules

USA - March 23 2017 Vizio's woes continue over charges that the company installed software on smart TVs and collected viewing data on millions of consumers without their