What if, instead of quitting, employees suffering from burnout could completely break away from work for one, two or three months? Those workers would be more likely to…

Newer models of health reimbursement arrangements (HRAs), such as qualified small employer HRAs (QSEHRAs) and individual coverage HRAs (ICHRAs), continue to generate… https://www.shrm.org/resourcesandtools/hr-topics/benefits/pages/employers-consider-hra-based-alternatives-to-group-health-plans.aspx

California companies with more than 15 California-based employees will have to disclose hourly or annual salary ranges for all job postings by January 1, 2023. According to this HR Brew article, McDermott Partner Michelle Strowhiro said she recommends HR professionals review job descriptions with business leaders and legal counsel (preferably, under legal privilege). The goal […]

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​Two associate directors at Villanova University discussed the link between emotionally intelligent leadership, inclusive work-family culture and overall employee…

The US Supreme Court will hear a whistleblower’s False Claims Act suit that the US Department of Justice (DOJ) had previously moved to throw out. In this Law360 article, McDermott Partner Tony Maida offers perspective about the DOJ’s 2018 Granston memo. “It does not make sense for the government to need to justify its decision to […]

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On September 7, 2022, a US district court judge for the Northern District of Texas issued a ruling that preventive care provisions in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) requiring private insurance plans to cover drugs that prevent HIV infection at no cost to patients violate religious rights. The ACA requires that private insurers cover certain preventive […]

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Middle-age workers are more likely than younger colleagues to prefer the ability to work remotely over higher pay, new research shows. But while employees clearly value…

Employers are facing increasing—and conflicting—pressures over health plan coverage of puberty-blocking medications used to treat some minors for gender dysphoria. https://www.shrm.org/resourcesandtools/hr-topics/benefits/pages/employers-pressed-over-health-plan-coverage-of-transgender-treatments-for-minors.aspx

On September 27, 2022, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released 2023 premiums, deductibles and coinsurance amounts for Medicare Parts A and B, and the Medicare Part D income-related monthly adjustment amounts. In 2023, the standard monthly premium for Medicare Part B enrollees will be $164.90, a decrease of $5.20 (from $170.10) in 2022, […]

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Hybrid work arrangements are seen by many as laudable examples of flexibility, but some are questioning how flexible these arrangements actually are when employers…