Employer Takeaways From High Court's Hobby Lobby Ruling

Law360, New York (July 10, 2014, 11:05 AM EDT) -- On June 30, the U.S. Supreme Court handed down its decision in Burnwell et al. v. Hobby Lobby Stores Inc., et al.

The issue presented to the Supreme Court was whether the Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 1993 permitted the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to require three employers that are closely held corporations to provide health insurance coverage for methods of contraception that violate the sincerely held religious beliefs of the corporate owners.

The Supreme Court's 5-4 decision held in favor of the employers in finding that the federal government could not mandate them to provide coverage for contraception...

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