Over the past several years, health care entities have increasingly become the target of private and government plaintiffs complaining of disability discrimination. A crescendo of litigation has engulfed the health care industry—and most notably of late, “drive-by” litigation attacking the perceived failure of health care entity facilities and websites to accommodate the needs of persons with disabilities consistent with the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

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Patricia Moran, one of our benefits experts, was recently quoted in a Law 360 article on Affordable Care Act concerns faced by the restaurant and hotel industries. As Patricia notes in the article, restaurants are likely to struggle with a number of recordkeeping concerns, including how to document whether employees have received an offer of health care coverage or not. In addition, she describes how dividing companies up into smaller groups (to avoid the Act’s 50-employee threshold) is easier said than done, and may have cascading effects on other benefits such as retirement plans. To read the full article, click here.