The Affordable Care Act (ACA) is aimed at getting tens of millions of uninsured Americans into the health insurance marketplace, and there are a number of ways the law goes about doing that. One major initiative, the “employer mandate,” requires employers with at least 50 full-time employees (including full-time equivalent employees) to offer health insurance to all employees that work at least 30 hours per week and their dependents. Employees that work at least 30 hours per week are...
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The costs of sexual harassment can be very high. What are the financial costs? Attorneys fees to defend a case to trial can run from $50,000-$100,000 for one thing by the time it's all over. Under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, plaintiffs are now entitled to compensatory (“pain and suffering”) damages, punitive damages, in addition to back pay and front pay awards. Plus, the law requires that the employer pay the attorneys fees of the plaintiff if the plaintiff prevails at trial...
On May 9, 2014, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued a Proposed Rule amending the regulations relating to the Office of Inspector General’s (OIG) exclusion authorities. The OIG has the ability to exclude providers from participation in Federal healthcare programs for activities related to healthcare fraud, patient abuse, and other activities. The Proposed Rule would enhance the...
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