DOL May Expand Bold Plan For Hospitals After Court Ruling

Law360, New York (April 3, 2013, 9:54 PM EDT) -- A Washington, D.C., federal court ruled Tuesday that the U.S. Department of Labor can treat certain hospitals as federal subcontractors for the purposes of affirmative action regulations, expanding the DOL's reach and potentially forcing health care providers to spend more on outreach and hiring documentation.

U.S. District Judge Paul L. Friedman backed the DOL Office of Federal Contractor Compliance Programs' assertion of jurisdiction over three hospitals that provide medical services through a health maintenance organization to individuals covered by the Federal Employees Health Benefits Plan. The...
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