All Items: Employee Benefits

  • Supreme Court Nominee Kavanaugh's Past Rulings Signal Employer-Friendly Approach

    July 10, 2018

    Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh has compiled a largely pro-employer record in his 12 years on the DC Circuit Court of Appeals. But a contentious Senate confirmation process likely awaits him.

  • Hawaii Passes Several New Employment Laws

    July 9, 2018

    Hawaii governor David Ige signed a flurry of bills into law on July 5, including several affecting employers. The measures included a salary history inquiry ban, a law preserving certain Affordable Care Act benefits under state law, authorization for a study to analyze and propose a paid family leave law, and a bill increasing certain workers' compensation benefits.

  • SHRM Survey Shows Marked Increase in Employee Benefits

    July 3, 2018

    As the labor market has tightened, employers increasingly are leveraging the benefits they offer to attract and retain employees, according to the newly released SHRM 2018 Employee Benefits Survey.

  • Justice Kennedy Retires From Supreme Court, Setting Stage for Likely Confirmation Battle

    June 27, 2018

    Kennedy's retirement could lead to a "durable conservative majority of votes for the foreseeable future," which will have a transformative effect on labor and employment law, one expert predicted.

  • DOL Releases Final Rule Governing Association Health Plans

    June 22, 2018

    The new rule provides an added mechanism for meeting the definition of employer under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) and could affect an estimated 3.2 million enrollees in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) individual and small group markets.

  • Iowa Law Takes Pathway Around Affordable Care Act

    April 27, 2018

    A new Iowa law, providing that not all health plans actually qualify as health insurance, appears to be an end-run around the Affordable Care Act's requirements.

  • "Cadillac" Health Plan Tax Delayed

    January 24, 2018

    The start of a tax on "Cadillac" health plans has been delayed from 2020 until 2022.

  • Federal Courts Block President Trump's Roll Back of Contraceptive Coverage

    December 22, 2017

    Two federal courts have issued nationwide injunctions blocking the Trump administration's attempt to make it easier for employers to refuse to provide coverage for certain birth control methods if they cite moral or religious objections to contraception.

  • Massive Tax Reform Legislation Will Have Drastic Impact on Employers

    December 4, 2017

    On Saturday, the Senate passed its version of historic, sweeping tax reform legislation known as the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (H.R. 1). The massive, 500-page bill will have a drastic effect on the employment tax treatment of many core employee benefits starting January 1, 2018.

  • IRS Will Soon Issue Notices of 2015 ACA Penalties

    November 13, 2017

    Large employers may soon receive a notice from the IRS if they are liable for an employer shared responsibility payment for calendar year 2015 under the Affordable Care Act. The employer shared responsibility payment is the penalty assessed against an Applicable Large Employer if it does not provide affordable, minimum essential coverage to at least 70 percent of its full-time employees.

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