Sick Pay Laws to Date

States are free to draft sick pay laws that uniquely and diversely affect employers. Current sick pay laws may have common characteristics, but varied application. To date, there are six States and twenty municipalities with sick pay laws. In addition, the President...

New York Paid Family Leave and Minimum Wage Increase

On April 1, 2016, Governor Cuomo signed legislation as part of the state budget, which among other things, establishes Paid Family Leave and increases the Minimum Wage. New York has adopted the most expansive paid family leave policy in the nation. When fully phased...

HIPAA Audits to Increase in 2016

On March 21, 2016, Health and Human Service’s Office for Civil Rights (“OCR”) announced the launch of the second round of national HIPAA audits. These audits are focused on covered entities (health plans and health care providers) and business associates (e.g.,...

New York Small Group Market Update

Prior to the enactment of the Affordable Care Act (“ACA”), New York Insurance Law Section 3231 classified an employer in the small group market if the employer had between 1-50 employees. However, with the enacted ACA, the federal definition of small employer and in...

New SBC Template Implementation Announced

The Departments of Labor (“DOL”), the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”), and Health and Human Services (“HHS” (collectively, “the Departments”) announced through Affordable Care Act (“ACA”) FAQ 30 that the new Summary of Benefits and Coverage (“SBC”) template and...