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2009
 
 
A report from Business Roundtable, an association of CEOs of leading U.S. companies, finds that annual per-employee health care costs will triple to nearly $29,000 over the next decade without significant marketplace reforms that reduce costs, expand coverage, and improve delivery. "Our report shows that without effective reforms, employment based health costs will almost triple from . . . . .
 
 
 
 
The U.S. Department of Labor recently announced that it plans to step up its oversight of all state occupational health and safety programs. This decision came after the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) released its 80-page report on the Nevada Occupational Safety and Health Administration (Nevada OSHA), which detailed serious problems with the program. According . . . . . 
 
 
 
 
In Part 1 of this series, we learned about the U.S. Department of Labor’s recent announcement that it plans to step up its oversight of all state occupational health and safety programs. This decision came after the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) released its 80-page report on the Nevada Occupational Safety and Health Administration (Nevada OSHA), which . . . . .
 
 
 
 
The Paul Wellstone and Pete Domenici Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity, Act of 2008, which was signed into law in October 2008, will apply to most employers with more than 50 employees and require those that offer mental health or substance use disorder benefits to make sure they are in a parity with the medical and surgical benefits they offer. Since they Act affects plan . . . . .
 
 
 
 
Same-sex marriage and benefits for same-sex partners are issues that appear to be gaining momentum. A number of state legislatures and state supreme courts have recently addressed those issues, and same-sex marriage is now legal in six states. Also, President Barack Obama recently extended benefits to same-sex partners of federal employees, stating that the extension was . . . . .
 
 
 
2008
 
 
It’s being hailed as the first civil rights legislation of the new millennium and a crucial step in encouraging people to take advantage of genetic testing, which can save their lives. But what does the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA) mean on the employment front? Will it place burdensome requirements on employers? Will it invite lawsuits?
 
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