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Texas Federal Judge Enjoins U.S. Department of Labor from Implementing and Enforcing its Final Rule Regarding Overtime Eligibility
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U.S. District Judge Mazzant from the Eastern District of Texas issued a nationwide preliminary injunction that precludes the Department of Labor (DOL) from implementing or enforcing its Final Rule increasing the minimum salary level applicable to exempt executive, administrative and professional employees (EAP) in State of Nevada v. U.S. Department of Labor.

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Another Delay in the Affordable Care Act’s Employer Mandate - A Reprieve for Many Employers

The Obama administration announced last week that some mid-sized businesses would have an additional year to comply with the employer mandate or “pay or play” provisions of the Affordable Care Act. The employer mandate requires businesses with at least fifty (50) employees to either offer health plans that meet minimum coverage and affordability standards or pay a penalty known as the “employer responsibility payment.”

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Affordable Care Act (“ACA”) - Steps Small Business Should be Taking Now to Prepare

In July of 2013, the Obama administration delayed the implementation of the Affordable Care Act’s employer reporting requirements. Small business owners should be using the remainder of 2013 and 2014 to prepare for January 1, 2015, the date that the employer mandate becomes fully effective.

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Preparing for the Affordable Care Act - A Brief Guide for the Small Business

The steps a small business should take to prepare for the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (“ACA”) vary greatly depending on the size of the business and how many employees it has. Preparation for the ACA will be most challenging for businesses with more than 50 “full time equivalent” employees that do not currently provide health insurance coverage. The Obama administration’s recent postponement of the employer mandate and certain reporting requirement provisions of the ACA from January 1, 2014 to January 1, 2015 was especially good news for these small businesses as the delay provides the small businesses with additional time to consider compliance and reporting strategies.

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Past Articles

Representations & Warranties Policies: A Coverage Primer

Representation and Warranties policies (R&W policies) insure representations made by a Seller…

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Reported Data Breaches Involving Maryland Residents on the Rise

Data breaches continue to occur on a spectrum of small to significant scale that can affect businesses…

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Maryland Takes on the SEC in Debate Over Fiduciary Standard of Care

The Maryland legislature may soon be considering legislation that would require Maryland-licensed…

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Baltimore City Increases Recordation & Transfer Taxes for Some Real Estate Transactions

In a bid to provide a reliable source of funding for an affordable housing trust, Baltimore City Council…

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Preparing, Adapting and Responding to Cyber Incidents: Marriott International Case Study

Cybersecurity is an issue that every company, of every size, must address as part of standard risk…

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