family-getty-crop-600x338As the results of the November 2016 election confirmed, there is a growing push throughout the country to require employers to provide certain types of paid leave to their employees. To date, we have witnessed the imposition of paid leave requirements through ballot initiatives, legislation, and executive orders. The most popular forms of paid leave

outsickSince Connecticut’s 2011 passage of the first law requiring employers to issue paid sick leave benefits, over 30 states, counties, and cities — mostly on the East and West coasts — have enacted similar statues. These include Massachusetts, California, Oregon, Vermont, San Francisco, Seattle, New York City, and Philadelphia.  Chicago and Minneapolis have also passed

Many employers have turned to employee wellness programs to curtail rising health care costs and improve productivity. These wellness programs typically involve health screenings and/or services to aid in reducing health risks (e.g. tobacco use, blood pressure), often coupled with financial incentives for the employee’s participation.

Over the past few years, the Equal Employment Opportunity

On January 26, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court published M&G Polymers USA, LLC v. Tackett, 574 U.S. ___ (2015); 2015 U.S. LEXIS 759 (Jan. 26, 2015), addressing a long-standing issue concerning retiree medical benefits that has plagued employers of unionized facilities for over thirty years. The M&G Polymers Court reviewed a case from the

This post was coauthored by Inna Shelley.

Princeton economics professor, Uwe E. Reinhardt, recently posted an interesting article on the New York Times “Economix” blog entitled “The Fork in the Road for Health Care.” The post discusses the seeming inevitability of healthcare rationing and attributes rising healthcare costs under employer-provided health policies to rising healthcare