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Final rule 2016-24559 is intended to discourage employer retaliation against employees. Photo: Getty Images.

The Department of Labor recently published final rule 2016-24559, solidifying the previously speculative Affordable Care Act (ACA) whistleblower-style employee protections. The announcement can be found at the Department of Labor’s website. The final rule is intended to discourage employer retaliation against employees who interact with the ACA in a way that calls into question employer mandate compliance.


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