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A Closer Look at Wisconsin’s Premium Proposal
  • Manatt Phelps & Phillips LLP
  • USA
  • May 22 2017

The State of Wisconsin recently proposed a Medicaid waiver that includes a number of precedent-setting features, including a 48-month time limit on

EEOC, DOL, HHS and IRS Weigh-In on Employer-Sponsored Wellness Programs - Is Your Program Compliant?
  • Dechert LLP
  • USA
  • October 28 2016

Wellness programs are trending in the U.S., especially with employers looking for ways to encourage and promote healthy lifestyles for their employees

Ohio’s Employer-Friendly Medical Marijuana Law Takes Effect September 6, 2016
  • Jackson Lewis PC
  • USA
  • August 10 2016

Ohio's new medical marijuana law becomes effective on September 6, 2016, although it may take up to two years for implementing regulations to be

Roche v BRC McMahon Reinforcements Limited (MN 7002009 and UD 6792009)
  • Matheson
  • Ireland
  • October 26 2011

The claimant began working for the respondent in early 1999.

Bladder cancer and the steel industry
  • Kennedys Law LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • September 30 2011

Between 2007 and 2009, the death rate for bladder cancer in South Yorkshire was over 50 per cent higher than the national average.

Pluck v. BP Oil Pipeline Co.: the Sixth Circuit continues to raise the bar for expert causation testimony
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • USA
  • May 13 2011

In Pluck v. BP Oil Pipeline Co. (09-4572), the Sixth Circuit built on its decision in Tamraz v. Lincoln Elec. Co., 620 F.3d 665 (6th Cir. 2010), and reiterated that a high standard governs expert causation testimony in toxic tort litigation.

Arizona governor proposes Medicaid fee for smokers, obese
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • April 8 2011

Arizona Governor Jan Brewer (R) has reportedly proposed levying a $50 annual fee on smokers, the chronically ill or obese who receive aid from the state's financially strapped Medicaid program.

Applying behavioural insight to health
  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • February 16 2011

Concluding that more conventional tools, such as legislation and taxation, appear to be having little impact upon the notable reluctance of the public to adopt behaviours to better serve their own interests or those of the wider community, the head of the Civil Service, Sir Gus O'Donnell, has announced the establishment in the Cabinet Office of the Behavioural Insights Team.

As more employers try to curb worker smoking, questions about employee rights remain
  • Pepper Hamilton LLP
  • USA
  • January 18 2011

An increasing number of employers are deciding not to hire smokers, and still more are trying to control or eliminate employees' use of tobacco.

Disease brief - low disability asbestos claims - marginal injury, maximum cost
  • Kennedys Law LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • October 25 2010

A trend appears to be developing whereby marginal injury asbestos claims are in danger of creating disproportionate costs bills.