Texas moves on joint employment issue

On May 14, 2015 the Texas House passed Senate Bill 652 which states that a franchisor is not the employer of its franchisees or its franchisee’s employees. The bill is in response to recent actions by the National Labor Relations Board and the Board’s expansion of the standards of joint employment in the franchise setting…. [Read More…]

Client Alert – Reporting Requirements Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (“PPACA”)

EMPLOYERS BEWARE: FINAL REGULATIONS ISSUED REGARDING PPACA REPORTING REQUIREMENTS Somewhat hidden behind all the hoopla surround the employer mandate and how employers will manage or avoid assessment of the mandate penalties ($2,000 “no offer” penalty and $3,000 defective coverage penalty, both figures subject to automatic indexing) — extensive reporting requirements will also apply under PPACA…. [Read More…]

Client Alert – Recent Delay and Additional Guidance under the PPACA

On February 10, 2014, Treasury Department officials announced yet another delay to the employer mandate portion under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (“PPACA”).  The Final Regulations – Shared Responsibility for Employers Regarding Health Coverage – issued by the Internal Revenue Service are intended to provide guidance to employers that are subject to PPACA’s… [Read More…]

Employers Can Relax Now That The Employer Mandate Has Been Delayed Until 2015, Right?

Not quite. Yes, the employer mandate (often called the “Play or Pay” rule) of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (“PPACA”) has been delayed until 2015.  However, many other provisions of PPACA are already in effect or will take effect in 2014.  Right now, employers should prepare for (or begin preparing for) the following,… [Read More…]