• 06.21.22

    Leveraging Section 1902(e)(14) Waiver Authority Amid Unwinding

    States are required to maintain enrollment for their Medicaid enrollees through the end of the public health emergency as a condition of receiving the enhanced Federal Medical Assistance Percentage under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act.

  • 06.17.22

    Meal, Rest Break Violations Trigger Additional Penalties in California

    Employers that fail to provide premium pay for missed meal and rest periods in California face additional monetary penalties under the state’s Labor Code, according to a unanimous decision from the California Supreme Court.

  • 06.17.22

    EEOC, DOJ Release AI Guidance

    To avoid running afoul of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Department of Justice and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission recently released guidance to help employers using artificial intelligence for employment-related decisions.

  • 06.17.22

    Mild, Temporary COVID Symptoms Not a FEHA Disability

    A California federal court determined that mild, temporary symptoms of COVID-19 do not qualify as a disability under the Fair Employment and Housing Act, granting summary judgment in favor of an employer.

  • 06.17.22

    State Law Trend: Paid Family Leave

    Coming soon to a state near you: paid family leave, with Delaware and Maryland joining the growing number of jurisdictions to enact new laws.

  • 06.16.22

    Supreme Court Strikes Down Medicare Part B Reimbursement Reduction for 340B Drugs

    The Supreme Court yesterday issued a unanimous opinion striking down the federal government’s reduction in Medicare Part B reimbursement for 340B drugs for calendar years 2018 and 2019.

  • 06.15.22

    Congress Releases Draft American Data Privacy and Protection Act

    Last week, congressional leaders released a draft bipartisan bill that, if adopted, would establish the nation’s first comprehensive federal privacy law.  

  • 06.15.22

    Supreme Court Delivers a PAGA Win to Employers

    Today, the United States Supreme Court issued its long-awaited decision in Viking River Cruises, Inc. v. Moriana, Case No. 20-1573, regarding California’s ban on Private Attorney General Act representative waivers in employment arbitration agreements.

  • 06.14.22

    2022–2023 State Budget Update

    California legislators have passed a 2022–23 spending proposal. This year’s budget measure, Senate Bill 154, totals over 1,000 pages.

  • 06.13.22

    Improving Ex Parte Renewal Rates: State Diagnostic Assessment Tool

    Improving ex parte rates as part of the Medicaid renewal process is one of the most effective tools available to states to mitigate coverage loss for eligible individuals when the public health emergency ends.

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