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U.S. Supreme Court Validates Contraceptive Mandate Exemption for Religious Employers

  • July 09, 2020
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On July 8, 2020, the United States Supreme Court ruled that the provision in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (ACA) that exempts employers with religious and conscientious objections from providing employees healthcare coverage for contraception, is lawful. After the ACA was passed, the final rules required employers to provide employees healthcare plans that include contraception coverage or “preventive care and screenings.” This requirement is known as the contraceptive mandate. Several religious employers expressed concerns of the mandate infringing upon their right to religious freedom. In response, the United States Departments of Health and Human Services, Labor, and the Treasury implemented an exemption from the contraceptive mandate to protect employers with religious objections, such as churches, nonprofit organizations, and other religious associations or entities. The Court held that the United States Departments that promulgated the rules for exemption from the contraceptive mandate had the authority to do so and that the rules created for this exemption are procedurally valid.

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  • February 13, 2024
  • Blog

New Rule on Independent Contractor Classification Blog Post (Feb 2024)

The United States Department of Labor (DOL) announced that beginning March 11, 2024, a new final rule will address independent contractor classifications. This new rule provides a guideline as to whether a worker is classified as an employee or an independent contractor under the Fair Labor Standards Act. The DOL...

  • January 03, 2024
  • Blog

CA Minimum Wage Updates

While the federal minimum wage has remained the same since 2009 at $7.25 an hour, many states have continued to raise their minimum wage. California’s minimum wage is more than double the federal minimum rate and continues to increase. Beginning in 2024, California’s statewide minimum wage will increase from $15.50...