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Health Care Reform: General Q&A for Employee I’ve heard a lot about the health care reform law. When do the reforms become effective? The health care reform bill, known as the Affordable Care Act (ACA), was signed into law in March 2010. The changes made by the health care reform law go into effect over a period of years. Many of the law’s key changes became effective in 2014, such as the requirement for individuals to buy health coverage...

OVERVIEW On March 22, 2016, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a ruling in Tyson Foods, Inc. v. Bouaphakeo, a class action lawsuit involving claims for overtime pay under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The 6-2 ruling upheld a $2.9 million jury verdict to employees who had not been properly compensated for time spent donning and doffing protective gear. Tyson argued that the lawsuit should not have been a class action because some members of the group had...

Health and wellness tips for your work, home and life—brought to you by the insurance professionals at Relion Benefit Parnters, LLC The Zika virus has garnered much attention since 2015, when the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) issued an alert regarding the Zika virus outbreak in Brazil. Public Health: Zika Virus Named after the Ugandan forest where it was first discovered, the Zika virus is a mosquito-transmitted infection. Unlike other mosquito-transmitted infections, there is no vaccination to prevent or...