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House Panel OKs Bill to Ease FSA ‘Use-It-or-Lose-It' Rule

June 1, 2012
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The bill approved by the House panel would eliminate over-the-counter restrictions in the health care reform law.
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Employee's Off-Duty Car-Crash Injuries Compensable: Court

May 30, 2012
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The Kentucky Supreme Court said Adan Mandujano's car accident was compensable because he was performing the 'necessary and inevitable' act of returning from a trip that Gaines-Gentry and Eaton had requested him to take.
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Medical Marijuana Use Not Protected by ADA: Appeals Court

May 23, 2012
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The lawsuit was brought by severely disabled plaintiffs who said conventional medications had not alleviated the pain caused by their impairments
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Pregnancy Discrimination Act Violated When School Fires Teacher for Premarital Pregnancy

May 21, 2012
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According to the May 16 ruling in Jarretta P. Hamilton vs. Southland Christian School Inc., Hamilton, who began teaching at the St. Cloud, Florida-based school in January 2008, conceived a child with her then-fiancé in January 2009. The couple got married the next month.
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Health Care Reform Law Ruling Likely Complicated: WorldatWork Executive

May 21, 2012
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If the high court were to strike down the individual mandate that requires most U.S. residents to enroll in a qualified health care plan, Cara Woodson Welch, Washington-based vice president of policy and public affairs, says it's likely that Congress would draft legislation to uphold pieces of the mandate.
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Woman Injured Having Sex During Work Trip Can Collect Workers' Comp

April 19, 2012
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Her workers' comp claim for facial and psychological injuries initially was rejected, the reports state. But her attorney argued that sex is an ordinary life activity, similar to showering in a motel room.
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Injured Worker's Depression not Compensable Because She did not Return to Work

April 2, 2012
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A doctor found that Delores Roxbury's depression was caused directly by her 2004 work accident, and prevented her from returning to her former position. However, an independent medical expert contended that Roxbury suffered from mild depression, and was not totally disabled by her mental condition.
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Supreme Court Divided if Health Care Law Can Survive Without Mandate

March 28, 2012
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At issue in the final day of oral arguments on health care reform was whether the individual mandate, which requires most U.S. residents to enroll in a qualified plan or pay a financial penalty, is so intertwined with the broader law that the entire law would fall if the court rules the mandate is unconstitutional.
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