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NYC Commission on Human Rights Adopts Rules Establishing Broad Interpretation of Laws Prohibiting Gender Discrimination

The New York City Commission on Human Rights (the “Commission”) has adopted new rules (“Rules”) which establish broad protections for transgender, non-binary, and gender non-conforming individuals. The Rules, which define various terms related to gender identity and expression, re-enforce recent statutory changes to the definition of the term “gender,” and clarify the scope of protections afforded gender identity status under the New York City Human Rights Law. New York State also just added gender identity and expression as protected classifications under the state Human Rights Law, following the adoption of the Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act.

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Revisiting the Affordable Care Act

Over 150 million Americans currently receive their health care coverage through employer sponsored health plans. For as much as the Affordable Care Act (ACA) focused on expanding coverage for the previously uninsured and underinsured, it also extended protections to employees receiving health insurance through their employer.

After last week’s cancellation of the vote on the American Health Care Act (AHCA), the House Republican plan to repeal the ACA, it is important to take a step back and revisit some of the major ACA employer provisions that remain intact for now.

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What employers need to know about the American Health Care Act

On Monday, March 6, House Republicans released the American Health Care Act, their long-awaited plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA), more commonly known as “Obamacare.” While the goal for Republicans over the last eight years has been to repeal the ACA in its entirety, for the most part the new bill leaves much of the existing legislation in place.

The reason why stems from the rules for the process in which Republicans seek to pass the American Health Care Act: budget reconciliation. The advantage of passing the ACA repeal and replace legislation as a reconciliation bill is that only a simple Senate majority is required for passage (some may recall that parts of the ACA were enacted using the same mechanism).

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