Employers and Election Day Laws

The U.S. presidential election will be held Tuesday, November 8, 2016. How your business responds to employees taking time off for voting is regulated by state voting rights laws. In New York, employers are required to provide leave to allow employees ample time to vote in elections if the employee does not have four consecutive nonwork hours at the beginning or end of their shift when the polls are open. The length of the leave must be sufficient, when added to the employee’s voting time [...]

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HHS Finalizes New Payment System for Medicare Providers

Program is focused on moving payment systems to reward high-value, patient-centered care. The Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) today announced the finalization of a landmark new payment system for Medicare clinicians. According to HHS, the rule finalizes policies to improve physician and other clinician payments by changing the way Medicare incorporates quality measurement into payments and by developing new policies to address and incentivize participation in Alternative [...]

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