This week, we examine the decision of a Texas district court to strike down an Affordable Care Act (ACA) mandate on preventive medical services and look at the U.S. Department of Justice's (DOJ’s) third trial loss in prosecuting wage-fixing and no-poach agreements. We also discuss the recent termination of the COVID-19 national emergency and the upcoming end of emergency benefits for employers on May 11, 2023.

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Texas Judge Blocks ACA Preventive Coverage Mandate

On March 30, 2023, a Texas district court struck down an ACA mandate that required health plans to cover many preventive medical services.

DOJ Dealt Its Third Consecutive Loss in a No-Poach Case

A jury in Maine has handed the DOJ its third consecutive trial loss in the agency’s efforts to prosecute naked no-poach and wage-fixing agreements, acquitting four home health care operators of wage-fixing and no-poach charges.

What Does the End of the COVID-19 Emergencies Mean for Employers?

The COVID-19 national emergency ended this past Monday, and the public health emergency is set to end on May 11, 2023. This will mark the end of a slew of citizen benefits, including the requirement for health plans to cover testing and out-of-network vaccines. 

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Adam S. Forman, Nathaniel M. Glasser, Ridhi D. Madia, Alexander J. Franchilli

The Role of Bystander Intervention in Preventing Workplace Harassment
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Employee Personal Cell Phones, Clawback of Executive Compensation, and More on Voluntary Disclosures
Commercial Litigation Update
Melissa L. Jampol, Allison R. Ness

Spotlight on Salary Pay Prompts Debates on FLSA Purpose
Law360 (subscription required)
Jeffrey H. Ruzal quoted

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