Want to get your employees into Obamacare? Think again says the IRS

When the PPACA, now abbreviated as the ACA and also known as Obamacare, first came out companies started to determine if there was a possible way to minimize the “hassle” factor. They wanted to try to save money and avoid penalties. This was especially true for smaller companies who had just enough employees to make …

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Why Understanding the definition of Independent Contractor is Important to the ACA

  I was at a healthcare summit today that was focused on the Affordable Care Act (ACA, also known as the PPACA and ObamaCare). In the discussion on compliance the presenters spent some time on a question that many businesses are asking “Can I make my employees independent contractors and not worry about the ACA?” …

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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  Revisions to the Fair Labor Standards Act generally are of a minor nature, such as occurred in 2011 removing some outdated definitions and examples.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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Why Identity Theft might be a problem under the ACA

  The ACA “train” is rapidly approaching the station, at least the part with the individual mandate. The employer mandate has been uncoupled from the engine and has been delayed until 2015. But the requirement that individuals without coverage have to obtain coverage beginning October 1, 2013 is still in effect. Unfortunately some are concerned …

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Change-to-Win losing to the AFL-CIO produces strange alliance

  In the SHRM instructional material one of the modules discusses the changing face of labor in the US with the formation of Change-to-Win, a coalition of unions that was seen as an alternative to the AFL-CIO. The Change-to-Win coalition thought they could reenergize the labor movement. Well the face of labor is changing again …

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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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