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Mickey Busca, Editor

U.S. Supreme Court Ruling on Dobbs Case & Employment

July, 2022

WHAT IS THE WORKPLACE IMPACT

OF SUPREME COURT RULING

OVERTURNING ROE V. WADE?

The U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization will have an effect upon employment. 

While still early to predict the legal consequences of such ruling upon specific employment scenarios, the Society for Human Resource Management, (“SHRM”), has taken a survey of its company members on this subject.

As reported in its latest findings of June 24, 2022, SHRM reports the following:

  • 35% of companies would not be more likely to provide travel expense benefits outside of a health savings account (“HSA”) for employees to access reproductive services if it was tax deductible;
  • Knowing that employees can use HSA funds for travel-related expenses to receive reproductive care in another state, 87% still would not make any changes to the contributions they make to employees’ HAS’s;
  • 32% of the companies stated that paid time off was the top resource currently provided to employees to better support reproductive care;
  • 29% of companies stated that they would increase support within an employee assistance program for reproductive care in a post-Roe world;
  • 14% of companies said they would include the topic of reproductive rights in their programs.

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