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Supreme Court ruling could ease wage lawsuits against healthcare employers

Supreme Court ruling could ease wage lawsuits against healthcare employers

By Harris Meyer and Rachel Z. Arndt  |  May 29, 2018

A U.S. Supreme Court ruling allowing employers to require workers to sign individual arbitration agreements could sharply reduce class-action lawsuits against healthcare companies claiming violations of federal and state rules on wages, hours, and sexual and racial discrimination.

HHS takes DSH reimbursement fight to Supreme Court

HHS takes DSH reimbursement fight to Supreme Court

By Susannah Luthi  |  May 01, 2018

HHS wants the U.S. Supreme Court to review a ruling that questions whether Medicare Advantage patients should factor into a provider's disproportionate-share hospital payment.

Faith-based hospitals could lose decades-old ERISA exemptions

By Erica Teichert  |  April 01, 2017

For 35 years, faith-based hospitals have been exempt from federal pension regulations imposed on their secular competitors that include hefty insurance premiums to safeguard employees' retirement benefits. The U.S. Supreme Court will soon weigh in on exemption.

Gorsuch refuses to promise to overturn Roe v. Wade

Gorsuch refuses to promise to overturn Roe v. Wade

By Erica Teichert  |  March 21, 2017

When Judge Neil Gorsuch interviewed to be appointed to the U.S. Supreme Court, he was never asked to promise he would overturn abortion rights protection under Roe v. Wade, the prospective justice said Tuesday.

U.S. Supreme Court will hear Epic Systems' labor law case

By Joseph Conn  |  January 18, 2017

The U.S. Supreme Court will hear an appeal by Epic Systems, which is fighting claims that its policy requiring employees to submit labor disputes to individual arbitration violates federal labor laws.

Federal judge grants nursing-home arbitration injunction

By Virgil Dickson  |  November 07, 2016

A judge in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Mississippi has granted a request by the American Health Care Association to bar the CMS from implementing a rule that bans arbitration agreements in skilled-nursing facilities.

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