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Federal Health Care Law Requires Employers to Provide Space and Breaks for Employees who Express Breast Milk

By Brian K. Keeley NEW FEDERAL LAW. Washington and Nevada employers need to be particularly aware of an important new development arising out of the passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (recently signed by President Obama)("Federal Health Care Law"). The Federal Health...

Health Care Reform – External Review Procedures

by Sara E. Hauptfuehrer The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act ("PPACA") requires health insurance issuers and certain employer-sponsored group health plans to comply with "the applicable State external review process for such plans and issuers." States' external...

Breakdown of the Supreme Court Ruling on Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

In one of the most anticipated opinions of its term and perhaps in over half a century, the United States Supreme Court today resolved constitutional challenges to two provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (the "ACA"): First, a surprising 5-to-4 majority of the Court...

Booby trapped! No break time for nursing employee; no lawsuit either.

HEY! Which one of you just threw that breast pump at my head? ** Dons sensitivity invisibility cloak ** Nearly two years ago, I wrote here about how the The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act amended the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) to require companies to afford employees a "reasonable...

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and How It Impacts Employers

by Elise D. Klein & Joseph K. Hegedus In National Federation of Independent Business v. Sebelius, No. 11-393 (U.S. June 28, 2012), the Supreme Court of the United States upheld the constitutionality of the Act as a whole, excepting only one provision that deals with the federal government's...