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 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.
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.
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.
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.
Updated to include information on a Supreme Court decision regarding retiree health benefits.
Updated to reflect a delay in the ACA Cadillac tax.
The start of a tax on "Cadillac" health plans has been delayed from 2020 until 2022.
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