Related to: ACA

EEOC Finalizes Workplace Wellness Program Rules

On May 16, 2016, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) released two final rules concerning the use of workplace wellness programs. For the most part, these final rules are in line with the two sets of proposed rules issued last year and you can read more about those proposed rules in this May 2015…

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End-of-Year Guidance Clarifies the Treatment of Opt-Out Payments and Extends Reporting Deadlines

Although many employers have already taken steps to satisfy their reporting obligations under the Affordable Care Act (“ACA”), the IRS recently announced several important changes that delay the ACA reporting deadlines and also answer some questions that affect employers that offer employees cash for opting out of health care coverage. As explained below, employers that…

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New Law Requires Employers to Provide Breaks and Facilities for Breastfeeding Employees

On March 23, 2010, President Obama signed into law the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.  While this law primarily concerns regulation of the insurance industry, there is at least one provision of particular interest to all employers. Specifically, Section 4207 of the Act amends the Fair Labor Standard Act (FLSA) to require that employers…

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