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HTMLWhy Can’t We Be Friends? The Supreme Court Discovers an Unexpected Meeting of the Minds in Zubik v. Burwell
Hera S. Arsen, Timothy G. Verrall; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
May 26, 2016, previously published on May 16, 2016
Regardless of one’s preferred metaphor, the Supreme Court of the United States is adept at ducking, punting, and otherwise avoiding messy and socially divisive interpretive issues. Every once in a while, the parties even help the Court out. Facing the prospect of another evenly divided 4-4...

 

HTMLERISA Preemption Made Easy? Supreme Court Sends Vermont All-Payer Database Back to the Drawing Board
Hera S. Arsen, Timothy G. Verrall; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
March 7, 2016, previously published on March 1, 2016
On the first day of decisions since the unexpected passing of Justice Scalia, the Supreme Court of the United States ventured into the thorny area of preemption under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) and managed to articulate a reasonably clear standard for evaluating preemption...

 

HTMLWhich Way Did Our Money Go? Supreme Court Decides ERISA Subrogation Issue
Hera S. Arsen, Timothy G. Verrall; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
February 1, 2016, previously published on January 20, 2016
On January 20, 2016, the Supreme Court of the United States addressed the first of several ERISA-related cases on its October 2015 docket, reversing the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals and concluding that the trustees of the National Elevator Industry Health Benefit Plan were a day late and...

 

Adobe PDFHappy New Year from the IRS!
Ann Carr Mackey, Timothy G. Verrall; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
January 11, 2016, previously published on December 31, 2015
For the many employers and health care providers that have thus far been spending their holidays poring over the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) new tax forms and their cryptic instructions in anticipation of the inaugural round of reporting under Sections 6055 and 6056 of the Internal Revenue...

 

HTMLIs an Offshore Rig a Single Site of Employment Under WARN?
Jessica M. Knapp, Christopher E. Moore; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
December 9, 2015, previously published on December 4, 2015
A federal judge in the Eastern District of Louisiana recently issued an important ruling for oil field employers conducting layoffs. In Voisin v. Axxis Drilling, Inc. (October 21, 2015), the court held that for the purposes of the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act of 1988 (WARN...

 

HTMLNew ACA Reporting: Frequently Asked Questions About Form 1095-C
Stephanie Alden Smithey, Timothy G. Verrall; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
November 18, 2015, previously published on November 12, 2015
For many employers, the employer mandate under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is already a reality. Having now worked out some of the administrative kinks associated with providing the health plan coverage required by the mandate, employers face a new and daunting challenge: detailed reporting to...

 

HTMLRed Flags for Homebuilders Related to DOL's Latest Guidance on Independent Contractors
Jessica M. Knapp, Charles E. McDonald, Ted D. Meyer; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
September 1, 2015, previously published on August 31, 2015
On July 15, 2015, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued an “Administrator’s Interpretation” (AI 2015-1) providing guidance on whether workers are employees or independent contractors under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The Wage and Hour Division of the Department of...

 

HTMLSupreme Court Once Again Saves the ACA: Rules Yes on Tax Credits For Purchasers From a Federal Exchange
Hera S. Arsen, Timothy G. Verrall; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
July 3, 2015, previously published on June 25, 2015
On June 25, 2015, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled that tax credits are available to individuals in states that have a federal Exchange under Section 1321 of the Affordable Care Act (the Act or the ACA). In a 6-to-3 ruling, the majority opinion declined to treat the issue as merely a...