Affiliate Alert: Updated FMLA Language

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division has issued a new Administrator Interpretation that expands the Family and Medical Leave Act’s (FMLA) current language to include adult children who are unable to care for themselves because of a mental or physical disability and whose disabilities occurred before or after the age of 18.

Learn more about the FMLA and this new Administrator Interpretation.

Notice of Proposed Settlement (PDF)
The Center for Medicare Advocacy and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) have issued a proposed settlement in the “Improvement Standard” case (Jimmo v. Sebelius) and scheduled a ‘fairness’ hearing to determine its final approval. Click on the PDF to view the settlement.

 

Action Alerts & Updates

Supreme Court debates health care reform: the Affordable Care Act: Days 1-2

3/27/12 – Discussion focused on the constitutionality of the law’s requirement that all Americans purchase health insurance. The justices disagreed over the individual mandate & the government’s ability to require Americans to purchase health insurance or other items.

Supreme Court debates health care reform: the Affordable Care Act: Day 3

3/28/12 – The Supreme Court heard the third day of arguments on the Affordable Care Act, focusing on the law’s individual mandate and the legality of expanding Medicaid, but the final outcome is still unclear.