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Nilan Johnson Lewis Welcomes Jason Hungerford

Jason Hungerford brings over seven years of experience in litigation, including several years of employment litigation involving non-compete work, whistleblower cases, individual and collective FLSA matters, and discrimination claims. More >

SCOTUS to Sort Out Class-Action Waiver Conundrum

The specific question at issue before the Court in all three cases is whether the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA), which provides that employees have a right to engage in “concerted activities” for mutual aid or protection, trumps the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA) and its express policy in favor of arbitration. More >

Considerations for Payors Regarding Tom Price’s HHS Secretary Appointment

On November 28, 2016, President-elect Donald Trump nominated current House Budget Chair Representative Tom Price for Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS). Price introduced an Affordable Care Act (ACA) replacement plan in 2015 entitled the “Empowering Patients First Act” (EPFA). EPFA suggests extensive healthcare reform applicable to payors in both the public and private sectors. Upon his nomination for HHS Secretary, Price promised that the impending healthcare reform overhaul would bear significant resemblance to his 2015 proposal, which ran on a two-year implementation timeline. While Congress will present the ultimate reform initiative to Price to implement in his new role, Price’s past healthcare reform efforts, both via EPFA and other congressional activities, are likely to help shape the final decisions. More >