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EEOC Issues Proposed Rule on Employer Wellness Programs

April 20, 2015

On April 20, 2015, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued a proposed rule that would amend the regulations and interpretive guidance implementing Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) as they relate to employer wellness programs. The proposed rule amends the ADA regulations to provide guidance on the extent ...
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Don’t Assume Your Summer Interns Are Not Eligible for Health Benefits

April 20, 2015

Summer intern season is almost upon us. Hooray! Or perhaps, “Boo!” if you are a recruiter being inundated with thousands of resumes and calls from eager potential interns.Now that the Affordable Care Act’s Employer Mandate (also known as “Play or Pay”) has taken effect, one of the questions we hear on the ThinkHR Live Hotline lately ...

Wyoming Employment Law Update – April 2015

April 23, 2015

Small Employer Health Insurance Coverage On February 25, 2015, Wyoming Governor Matt Mead signed legislation (S.F. 32) amending state law regarding small employer health insurance coverage. The law provides that health insurance issuers that offer coverage to small employers can, but are not required to, offer coverage to employees’ ...

West Virginia Employment Law Update – April 2015

April 23, 2015

Mandated Health Benefits – Anti-Cancer Medications On March 25, 2015, West Virginia Governor Earl Ray Tomblin signed legislation (H.B. 2493) amending the state law regarding health plan coverage for anti-cancer medications. Pursuant to the bill, plans that provide coverage for anti-cancer medications that are injected or intravenously ...

Virginia Employment Law Update – April 2015

April 23, 2015

“Ban the Box” Executive Order On April 3, 2015, Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe signed Executive Order 41, which reforms state hiring practices by removing questions regarding criminal history from employment applications. The order makes clear that criminal history may not be a determining factor in employment decisions, unless an ...

Tennessee Employment Law Update – April 2015

April 23, 2015

Guns in Trunks On April 6, 2015, Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam signed legislation (S.B. 1058) providing new protections to firearm owners. The law amends current Tennessee law to provide a private right of action for any employee who is discharged or subjected to any adverse employment action solely for storing a firearm or ammunition in the ...

South Dakota Employment Law Update – April 2015

April 23, 2015

Mandated Health Benefits – Applied Behavior Analysis On March 19, 2015, South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard signed legislation (S.B. 190) clarifying health coverage for applied behavior analysis. Pursuant to the bill, health plans must provide coverage for applied behavior analysis to treat autism spectrum disorders.Applied behavior ...

North Dakota Employment Law Update – April 2015

April 23, 2015

Employer Duty to Indemnify an Employee for Expenses On April 1, 2015, North Dakota Governor Jack Dalrymple signed legislation (S.B. 2285) providing that an employer does not need to reimburse employees for expenses incurred to purchase or rent tools of a trade or any other equipment that is also used by the employee outside the scope of ...

Nevada Employment Law Update – April 2015

April 23, 2015

Annual Minimum Wage and Daily Overtime Bulletins On April 1, 2015, the Nevada Office of the Labor Commissioner released the annual bulletins for Nevada’s minimum wage and daily overtime requirements that will take effect July 1, 2015. The 2006 Minimum Wage Amendment to the Nevada Constitution requires the minimum wage to be recalculated and ...

Montana Employment Law Update – April 2015

April 23, 2015

Private Employer Veterans Preference On March 30, 2015, Montana Governor Steve Bullock signed legislation (S.B. 196) allowing private employers to adopt hiring preferences for veterans. The law provides that the hiring preference may not be interpreted to conflict with state and local equal opportunity laws.The law goes into effect on July 1, ...

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