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Proposed regulations would promote growth of wellness programs
  • Sherman & Howard LLC
  • USA
  • January 2 2013

Five federal agencies have collectively proposed regulations to implement elements of the Affordable Care Act ("ACA") healthcare reform legislation


Unemployment benefits awarded to medical marijuana user fired for positive drug test results
  • Sherman & Howard LLC
  • USA
  • July 11 2011

The Colorado Court of Appeals has ruled that the evidence presented by an employer at a claims hearing fell short of proving a sufficient basis for the denial of unemployment benefits to a discharged medical marijuana user who tested positive in an employer's drug screen


Arizona's new law creates havoc for employers of medical marijuana users
  • Sherman & Howard LLC
  • USA
  • December 21 2010

With its recent passage of Proposition 203, the Medical Marijuana Act ("MMA"), Arizona has joined 15 other states and the District of Columbia in providing an affirmative defense to criminal prosecution for individuals making medical use of marijuana


New reporting requirements for insurers will affect many employers
  • Sherman & Howard LLC
  • USA
  • July 11 2011

Beginning October 1, 2011, primary insurers will assume responsibility for reporting to the federal government any payments (lump sum or installment) made to Medicare recipients who have alleged bodily injury or emotional distress


EEOC subpoena for fitness test information not enforced
  • Sherman & Howard LLC
  • USA
  • November 2 2011

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, in its investigations of charges, often seeks records far beyond those relating merely to the charging party and his or her allegations. When an employer resists an EEOC subpoena, it typically results in a court action for the subpoena's enforcement


Antitrust challenge to employers’ exchange of pay information continues
  • Sherman & Howard LLC
  • USA
  • May 1 2012

In a case that has continued for more than five years, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan recently issued a decision regarding the exchange of detailed, non-public information about the compensation rates of nurses among Detroit-area hospitals


Correction to September 14th Advisory: Health Reimbursement Arrangements: HHS creates new waiver exemption
  • Sherman & Howard LLC
  • USA
  • September 26 2011

An earlier version of this Client Advisory incorrectly identified December 31, 2011 as the deadline for providing the required notice to employees for HRAs that are not automatically exempt from the PPACA waiver requirements in 2011


OSHA issues new National Emphasis Program for nursing and residential care facilities
  • Sherman & Howard LLC
  • USA
  • April 13 2012

Operators of nursing and residential care facilities should expect increased OSHA enforcement under a new "National Emphasis Program" ("NEP") announced April 5, 2012


Impact of health care ruling on employers: stay on course for compliance
  • Sherman & Howard LLC
  • USA
  • June 29 2012

On June 28, 2012, the United States Supreme Court issued its long-awaited decision on the constitutionality of the health care reform requirements of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (“PPACA”


Medicare Part D: new notice deadline for employer plans
  • Sherman & Howard LLC
  • USA
  • September 29 2011

Plan sponsors of group health plans offering prescription drug coverage to Medicare eligible individuals have been responsible for issuing notices to Medicare Part D eligible individuals for several years now