Tag Archives: Labor Department

Affordable Care Act retroactively applied to ‘black lung’ claim

A miner’s widow was not required to prove the cause of her husband’s death in order to recover “black lung” benefits under a survivor claim pending when the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act was enacted in 2010, the 11th ...

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Supreme Court ponders if drug reps can get overtime

WASHINGTON – The justices of the U.S. Supreme Court tackled the question of whether pharmaceutical representatives who educate, entertain and pitch their products to doctors are salespeople, a decision that will determine whether they are entitled to overtime pay under ...

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ABA, business group object to Labor Dept. ‘persuader’ rule

WASHINGTON – The American Bar Association and other groups have raised concerns over a proposed Labor Department rule that would revise the interpretation of “advice” with respect to the persuader reporting requirements of Section 203 of the Labor-Management Reporting and ...

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Labor Dept., IRS, states join to combat worker misclassifications

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Secretary of Labor has signed memoranda of understanding with the Internal Revenue Service as well as with the labor departments of several states in an effort to improve its efforts to end the practice of purposeful ...

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