The ACA: New Shared Responsibility Rules and Emerging Liabilities

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), more commonly known as the Affordable Care Act (ACA) or Health Care Reform, was enacted in an effort to expand health care coverage, control health care costs and improve how health care services are delivered. The ACA is one of the most significant workplace laws of the last couple of decades. Adding to the law's complexity are the ever-changing requirements to the employer shared responsibility rules. These ongoing changes to the law make it difficult for employers to keep abreast, and comply with the law's requirements.

While the ACA provides employers with an opportunity to reshape their benefit strategies, and in many cases, change the organization's culture, as the law continues to unfold, it raises a host of issues related to compliance challenges associated with increased employer fiduciary liabilities, benefits discrimination and retaliation claims and workforce restructuring.

Prepare your organization by understanding the most recent changes and for managing the risks associated with emerging liabilities under the ACA. View this free 2014 webinar presented by Jim Anelli, Mike Barnsback and Robert Hellner, members of the Affordable Care Act team at LeClairRyan, a national law firm with 22 offices, to understand these emerging liabilities under the ACA and learn what steps you need to take to comply and what HR can expect in the future.

This program has been approved for 1.50 (HR (General)) recertification credit hours toward PHR, SPHR and GPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute.

James Anelli

James Anelli

James Anelli is a shareholder at the Newark, NJ office of LeClairRyan.

Mr. Anelli focuses his practice on the representation of public and private sector management in employment discrimination and labor litigation, including representing management in grievances and arbitrations in matters related to harassment and unfair labor practices, among other issues.

He regularly provides counsel to corporate clients regarding compliance with state and federal employment requirements and designing effective personnel policies as well as developing and implementing employee benefit programs.

Michael E. Barnsback

Michael E. Barnsback

Michael E. Barnsback counsels and represents Virginia employers in all aspects of employment law at LeClairRyan.

Mr. Barnsback has frequently lectured on and assisted employers with disability accommodation and leave issues under the ADA and FMLA. He is experienced defending employers in Department of Labor wage/hour audits and FLSA individual and collective action overtime cases.

He also has significant background representing employers before the EEOC and state/local administrative agencies. He has over twenty years of courtroom experience litigating employment related cases.

Robert W. Hellner

Robert W. Hellner

Robert W. Hellner is a Partner in LeClairRyan's New York City Office and a member of the firm's Litigation Department, with a primary practice focus on employment, business and insurance litigation and privacy matters.

Mr. Hellner is the insurance sub-group leader on the firm's Affordable Care Act (ACA) Team. He counsels insurers and employer groups on emerging employer liabilities under the ACA. Mr. Hellner is also an employment liaison on the firm's Data Privacy and Security practice where he provides counsel to insurers and employers on privacy and liability risks.

The use of this seal is not an endorsement by the HR Certification Institute of the quality of the program. It means that this program has met the HR Certification Institute's criteria to be pre-approved for recertification credit.

View this free webinar to:

  • Understand the new shared responsibility rules and the affect the changes have on employers of all sizes.
  • Learn how the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) is affected by the ACA.
  • Understand how the enactment of new whistleblower and anti-discrimination statutes are creating new sources of fiduciary, discrimination and employer liability.