Category Archives: Health Care

GINA’s First Victim

This past month the Equal Opportunity Employment Commission (EEOC) saw its first systematic outcome in a case alleging violations of the Genetic Information Nondisclosure Act (GINA). A former New York nursing and rehabilitation center will pay $370,000 to settle a … Continue reading

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IRS Announces Change to FSA Rule

A cafeteria plan is a written plan maintained by an employer under which all participants are employees, and all participants may choose among two or more benefits consisting of cash and qualified benefits.  A qualified benefit is any benefit which … Continue reading

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Same-Sex Marriages Recognized for Federal Tax Purposes

One way the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in United States v. Windsor, which invalidated the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) (which excluded same-sex couples from the definition of spouse), impacts employers relates to taxes.  The Treasury Department and Internal Revenue … Continue reading

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The Obama Administration Needs More Time to Play to Make Businesses Pay

On July 2, 2013, President Barack Obama’s administration announced a one-year delay in the implementation of the key provisions of the Affordable Care Act (“ACA”) that affect how businesses comply with IRS reporting requirements and the employer shared responsibility (“ESR”) … Continue reading

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New Definition of “Full-Time Employees”

The IRS has issued new proposals regarding how it defines a “full-time employee.” This is important for employers because an employer’s obligation to provide health insurance coverage is tied to the number of full-time employees. To the IRS, a full-time … Continue reading

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