Is your company covered by the Affordable Care Act yet?

January 1, 2015 has come and with it another level of coverage of the Affordable Care Act has passed. Does your company yet come under the requirements? Who is covered now? As of January 1, 2015 companies that have 100 or more full time employees must comply with the provisions of the ACA. This employee …

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The Affordable Care Act: Conflicting court rulings

I am sure you have read by now that two different courts had two different rulings concerning the Affordable Care Act. Naturally proponents for both sides claimed that their point of view will prevail. One thing is clear is that the outcome is not clear and will undoubtedly be decided by the US Supreme Court. …

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Update on the Affordable Care Act

  As I write this the House of Representatives has sent a bill back to the Senate that delays the implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) by one year. This is not expected to stand but we will have to wait and see. In the meantime there are other issues that employers need to …

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Two Revisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act

  Revisions to the Fair Labor Standards Act generally are of a minor nature, such as occurred in 2011 removing some outdated definitions and examples. The last major revision of the FLSA was in 2004. However, this year we are dealing with two revisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act that have a bit more …

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The Next Step in the Affordable Care Act has to be done NOW!

  My primary consulting business is directed to small businesses. I am finding that many of them have NO CLUE that they have to comply with a piece of the Affordable Care Act NO LATER than October first. So here is what has to be done NOW. Three notices For Employers not offering healthcare plans …

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Unions very unhappy with “ObamaCare” even calling for its repeal

  As we wind our way to the Affordable Care Act being increasingly more effective some of the early supporters of President Obama and “ObamaCare”, as the ACA has been called, have become very vocal opponents. Many unions are unhappy and even a few have called for its repeal. Unions displeased Writer Michael P. Tremoglie, …

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The ACA and the Independent Contractor

  If you have read anything the Affordable Care Act (ACA or PPACA or ObamaCare) you know that the law is applicable to companies that 50 or more fulltime employees. There are a lot of definitions in there that go into determining who is a fulltime employee but  moves that many employers have considered are …

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