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Veganism May be a Religion for Employment Discrimination

Posted on Employment Law News February 2, 2013 by author

Is veganism a religious belief under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964?  Based on a recent order from a United States District Court in Ohio, the answer is possibly yes.   In Chenzira v. Cincinnati Children’s Hosp. Med. Ctr.,[1] the Plaintiff’s federal and state religious discrimination claims withstood the Defendant’s 12(b)(6) Motion to Read more →

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Mandatory Employer Health Insurance Coverage Guidelines Issued

Posted on Employment Law News January 30, 2013 by author

In the Federal Register on January 2, 2013, the U.S. Treasury Department released proposed regulations that provide new guidelines for employers (generally those with 50 employees or full-time equivalents) to help them determine whether they are required to provide affordable minimum essential health coverage.  In addition, the IRS website published a series of Questions and Answers Read more →

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Medicare Overpayment Reversed on Appeal

Posted on Employment Law News November 5, 2012 by author

Following a hearing before a Medicare Administrative Law Judge, Nicholson & Eastin attorney Erin Bengele received a fully favorable decision overturning an overpayment assessment by Medicare against our surgeon client.  Ms. Bengele argued SafeGuard Services, LLC, IntegriGuard, LLC, and the Q2 Administrators improperly interpreted coding criteria as it relates to NCCI edits for a particular set of Read more →

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