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Pepper Hamilton LLP | USA | 5 Sep 2017

EEOC’s Wellness Program Rules in Doubt

Are the EEOC’s Wellness Program rules still valid? A. The ADA and the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act both permit an employer to seek


Pepper Hamilton LLP | USA | 3 Apr 2017

Health Care Providers Should Review Assignment of Benefit Forms After 9th Cir. Decision

Providers should review their assignments of benefits in light of the Ninth Circuit's opinion, particularly if the provider used a template provision


Pepper Hamilton LLP | USA | 29 Mar 2017

House Votes to Repeal Antitrust Exemption for Health Insurers Under the Mccarran-Ferguson Act

If the bill is passed, insurance carriers might be subject to challenges under both state and federal antitrust laws, including the Sherman Act, the


Pepper Hamilton LLP | USA | 27 Jul 2016

The EEOC's View of Wellness Programs

In recent years, employee wellness programs have become increasingly popular. They have been regulated under the Health Insurance Portability and


Pepper Hamilton LLP | USA | 22 Jul 2016

Getting Personal: When Medical Leave Questions Cross the Line

Q: An employee is asking to take medical leave. What sort of questions am I allowed to ask her? A: Ask any HR generalist, and they will tell you that


Pepper Hamilton LLP | USA | 3 Oct 2014

EEOC files its second complaint challenging an employer’s wellness program

Just six weeks after the EEOC sued Orion Energy Systems, Inc. in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin claiming that


Pepper Hamilton LLP | USA | 27 Dec 2012

Monthly independent contractor compliance and misclassification news update

Nationwide food distribution company reportedly agrees in December 2012 to pay $3.53 million in allegedly unpaid employee benefits to settle proposed class


Pepper Hamilton LLP | USA | 12 Dec 2011

What’s ahead for health care providers in 2012

Certainly a main financial focus of hospitals in 2011 has been the looming changes to be brought about by the growth in the number of insured under the Medicaid program being mandated by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA).


Pepper Hamilton LLP | USA | 8 Mar 2011

Five for fighting: penalties for HIPAA privacy violations

On February 22, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Civil Rights (OCR) announced its first-ever civil monetary penalty (CMP) of $4,351,600 imposed on Cignet Health of Prince George’s County, Maryland (Cignet) for alleged violations of the HIPAA Privacy Rule.


Pepper Hamilton LLP | USA | 7 Mar 2011

Department of Justice committed to preventing abuses by dominant health care companies

On February 25, 2011, the U.S. Department of Justice Antitrust Division (DOJ) filed its first case since 1999 that alleges a monopolist is engaging in traditional anticompetitive unilateral conduct.

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