News & Legal Updates

The “Protect Florida Small Business Act” has died in the Florida senate’s Judiciary Committee.

The “Protect Florida Small Business Act” (SB 750), has died in the Florida senate’s Judiciary Committee. Although Florida Senate’s Regulated Industries Committee passed SB 750 by a 7-2 vote, the judiciary committee refused to schedule it for a hearing. SB 750 was aimed at “protecting” Florida franchisees from franchisors who are currently allowed to terminate […]

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. […]

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. […]

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 […]

Employment Law News

Effective January 6, 2014, employers with 50 or more employees who have at least one employee located in New Jersey are required to conspicuously post a copy of the State’s new Gender Equity Notice (the “Notice”) in the workplace, distribute the Notice to current employees, and thereafter provide written copies of the Notice at the […]


  HEALTH CARE REFORM in 2014:  Understanding It & Making It Work for Your Business – Malvern on October 29th or King of Prussia on October 31st  7:30 am to 11:00 am Speaker:  Sarah K. Ivy, Esq. of Giannascoli & Kent, P.C. RSVP to Fredonna Smith (610) 889-9500 ext. 103 or *protected email* October 29th                                                              […]