Bird’s eye view: Similar But Equal? Nearly Half of States Considering ‘Biologics’ Bills
Posted on 04-09-2015 by Ted Zwayer

The below article is an excerpt courtesy State Net® Capitol Journal , written by Rich Ehisen . The ACA created an “abbreviated licensure pathway” for biologic biosimilar medications becoming available on the drug market. States have since been considering bills that address that eventuality... Read More

Labor & employment attorneys - Prepare your clients for the looming implementation of ACA mandates [whitepaper]
Posted on 08-27-2014 by pamtip

The looming implementation of another round of employer mandates under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has business leaders scrambling for help from legal counsel and other advisors. This flurry of activity is prudent; compliance with ACA is a matter of federal law and many penalties for failure to comply... Read More

What are the top legal issues in 2014?
Posted on 08-25-2014 by Vanessa Lloyd

The year 2014 has brought on its fair share of threats from hackers, trolls, thieves, corrupt governments, dissatisfied employees, someone’s bad decision, ever-burdensome regulations, high-stakes litigation, and just bad luck. The upcoming LexisNexis CLE Webinar will address 9 of the most challenging... Read More

Insights on Implementing Obamacare at Your Company
Posted on 07-01-2014 by Vanessa Lloyd

Just hearing the words “Affordable Care Act” can make you cringe. And that’s not even counting your political or economic views on the subject. You may have so many questions about how to keep your company compliant such as: Does the ACA apply to my company? Which new rules apply... Read More

Same-Sex Marriages: 3 Questions for Employers To Know about their Benefit Plans
Posted on 06-26-2014 by Ted Zwayer

In light of The Supreme Court’s decision in Windsor v. United States – which struck down the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) “opposite sex” requirement for “marriage” and “spouse” –significant implications have been raised for employers and their employee... Read More

Another “specious” defense of Obamacare - Volokh Conspiracy
Posted on 05-19-2014 by Hans Thielman

Professor Randy Barnett of the Georgetown University Law Center takes on the New York Times' defense of the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare). The blog focuses on the Origination clause of the Constitution, which requires that all bills for raising revenue originate in the House of Representatives... Read More

How many FTE employees do you have, and are you sure? #ACA compliance requires accurate reporting
Posted on 05-12-2014 by pamtip

According to the article Ready for Anything: Adopting a Winning Strategy for ACA Compliance via This is Real Law , a critical first step is for employers to rally their troops and initially determine where they stand. Under the ACA, compliance is not an option, but how do you think employers can prepare... Read More

Ready for Anything: Adopting a Winning Strategy for ACA Compliance #thisisreallaw
Posted on 05-05-2014 by pamtip

Despite its many complications, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) seems here to stay. What does that mean for compliance? According to the article Ready for Anything: Adopting a Winning Strategy for ACA Compliance via This is Real Law , 3 key elements can "help employers win the... Read More

5 questions about the Hobby Lobby case and contraceptive coverage
Posted on 03-26-2014 by Ted Zwayer

Health care law’s ‘Contraception Mandate’ reaches the Supreme Court, and how a favorable decision could likely open the door of challenges by for-profit businesses whose owners object to the mandate on religious grounds. Read the complete article via Pew Research . Read More

N.Y. Federal Judge Rules for Catholic Groups on Contraceptive Issue
Posted on 12-17-2013 by Steve Berstler

A federal judge in Brooklyn has issued the first permanent injunction that will block the requirement under the Affordable Care Act that contraceptive care be provided to workers of four nonprofit organizations that are affiliated with the Archdiocese of New York (New York Times article) . While churches... Read More

Corporate Free Exercise Rights
Posted on 11-28-2013 by Hans Thielman

http://blog.constitutioncenter.org/2013/11/the-first-amendment-corporations-and-religious-freedom/ Read More

Obamacare's Contraception Mandate
Posted on 11-26-2013 by Hans Thielman

Can individuals transfer their religious-freedom rights to corporations they control? http://www.forbes.com/sites/danielfisher/2013/11/26/supreme-court-takes-on-obamacares-contraception-mandate/ Read More

Challenges Around Implementation of Obama Care
Posted on 09-23-2013 by LexTalk Community Manager

With the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act going into effect Jan. 1, 2014, which is the biggest issue: the setting up of health care exchanges or whether certain employers will stop providing health insurance to employees? Despite ObamaCare skepticism, most employers will maintain insurance... Read More