Proposed Rules Address Prescription Drug Pricing

Last week, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released a proposed rule to lower prescription drug prices and out-of-pocket costs by encouraging manufacturers to pass discounts directly to patients and bring new transparency to prescription drug markets. Please note, nothing has changed yet, as this is only a proposed rule. Even if finalized in its current…

New Overtime Rules Overturned

In late November 2016, a federal judge placed a preliminary injunction on the Department of Labor’s overtime rule scheduled to go into effect on December 1, 2016. The rule would raise the salary exemption for overtime pay under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) from $23,660 to $47,476 per year. The FLSA exempts executive, administrative…