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Last-Minute Actions Before Employer Mandate Kicks In
With the new year, the employer mandate of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act will apply. Don't expect any delay on that requirement taking effect.

ACA Subsidies Case Could Unravel Act
A case that raises the question of whether federal tax-credit subsidies are authorized by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) for individuals on the federal, rather than a state, exchange could shake the underpinnings of the law to the ground if the Supreme Court rules they are not.

Monitor Job Classification Migrations from Exempt to Nonexempt
It can be a short distance between a job position being classified as exempt and then nonexempt.

Employee Relations
EEOC General Counsel Defends His Track Record at Senate Hearing
At a sometimes-contentious renomination hearing before the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, David Lopez, general counsel for the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), highlighted successes the commission has had under his watch, despite a four-year hiring freeze. 

Labor Relations
Another Class-Action Waiver Shot Down, But Likely to Rise from the Ashes
It's official: The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) and federal courts are at war over whether class-action waivers are allowed in arbitration agreements.

Republican's Congressional and State Gains May Restrain NLRB, Unions
The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) may be held more in check now that there is a Republican Congress, according to a management attorney.

Safety & Security
Failure to Appear for Random Drug Test Defeats Employee's ADA Suit
The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that a municipal employee had no claim under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) for being suspended from safety-sensitive duties after he failed to report for a required random drug test.


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