The Beltway Buzz is a weekly update summarizing labor and employment news from inside the Beltway and clarifying how what’s happening in Washington, D.C. could impact your business.
The Consolidated Appropriations Act (CAA), 2021 had far-reaching effects on employee benefit plans. One of the more onerous changes introduced by the CAA relates to the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008 (MHPAEA). MHPAEA requires that group health plans offering mental health and substance use disorder benefits (MH/SUD benefits) provide those benefits on no less generous terms than medical and surgical benefits.
Title VII’s anti-retaliation provision states that it is unlawful for an employer to discriminate against any individual because he or she opposes an action prohibited by Title VII. The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals recently found that an individual’s claim of retaliation was not supported by the evidence, because that individual did not necessarily