Posts Tagged: California

California Prohibits Employers from Requiring Out-of-State Litigation and Arbitration

in Employment Laws, Welfare Benefits

On September 25, 2016, Governor Jerry Brown of California signed into law a new state statute that, in most instances, prohibits agreements requiring California-based employees to litigate or arbitrate their California-based employment-related claims in other states. The new statute, which will apply to contracts entered into, modified, or extended on or after January 1, 2017, applies generally to agreements with employees who primarily reside or work in California.  Please see our Legal Alert for more details.

CA Changes 60-Day Waiting Period

in Affordable Care Act

Currently, California requires that insured health plans provide coverage to enrollees no later than following the completion of a 60 day waiting period. This has posed numerous challenges for employers with employees in many states or with self-funded plans and fully insured plans in California who otherwise have complied with the 90-day maximum waiting period permitted under the Affordable Care Act.  It has been a challenge, for example, for employers who allow coverage to begin on the first day of the month after 60 days of employment to manage a separate, shorter waiting period for those employees covered under an… Continue Reading