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|Deadline for 175/185 Plans Approaches|
July 22, 2015, previously published on July 21, 2015This Elert should interest plan sponsors of defined benefit plans for police officers or firefighters intended to qualify for receipt of insurance premium tax (IPT) dollars under Florida Statutes Chapters 175 or 185.
|Same-Sex Marriage and the Affordable Care Act: the Supreme Court’s Recent Decisions Require Employers to Review Employee Benefit Plan Offerings.|
Gabriel S. Marinaro; Smith Haughey Rice & Roegge, P.C.;
July 16, 2015, previously published on July 14, 2015The two recent Supreme Court decisions in Obergefell v. Hodges and King v. Burwell will require employers to review their employee benefit plans and consider whether any changes need to be made in light of these decisions. This client alert briefly summarizes these rulings and key takeaways for...
|Department of Labor Proposes New Overtime Rules for White-Collar Workers. Can your Company Afford it?|
Frank T. Mamat; Foster, Swift, Collins & Smith, P.C.;
July 16, 2015, previously published on July 15, 2015The Department of Labor (DOL) released its long-awaited proposed changes to the regulations defining which white collar workers are eligible for minimum wage and overtime protections under the Fair Labor Standard Act (FLSA). The proposed rules were announced Tuesday, June 30 and interested parties...
|IRS Notice 2015-43 Addresses Expatriate Health Coverage|
Christina M. Crockett; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
July 15, 2015, previously published on July 10, 2015New guidance from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) leaves in place the limited Affordable Care Act (ACA) exemptions set out in the Expatriate Health Coverage Clarification Act of 2014 (EHCCA). IRS Notice 2015-43 (Notice) permits a good faith interpretation of the EHCCA exemptions and attempts to...
|News From Quebec|
Lorraine Allard; McCarthy Tetrault LLP;
July 14, 2015, previously published on July 6, 2015Since our last e-alert regarding Quebec’s Bill 34, The Restructuring of Quebec’s Multi-Employer Pension Plans, there have been further legislative developments affecting Quebec pension plans.
|Start Preparing: SEC Issues Proposed Guidance on Executive Compensation Clawbacks|
Benjamin D. Panter; McDonald Hopkins LLC;
July 13, 2015, previously published on July 2, 2015Almost five years since the passage of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Act), the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) finally provided guidance on one of the Act’s most controversial provisions: the executive compensation clawback. By way of background,...
|US Supreme Court Upholds IRS Interpretation of ACA Subsidy Structure|
Timothy P. Brechtel, Ricardo X. Carlo, Eric Loi; Jones Walker LLP;
July 13, 2015, previously published on June 30, 2015In King v. Burwell, the U.S. Supreme Court held that federal tax credits created by the Affordable Care Act (ACA) are available to individuals who purchase health insurance coverage from a federal or state established Health Insurance Exchange (“Exchange”).
|Impact of Young V. UPS and Steps for Employers|
Gary J. Jaburg; Jaburg Wilk;
July 10, 2015, previously published on July 7, 2015Since 1978, pregnancy and pregnancy related health conditions have been protected conditions under the Pregnancy Discrimination Act (“PDA”). A recent Supreme Court case, Young v. UPS may increase the ability of pregnant workers to sue their employer for failure to accommodate or...
|The Same-Sex Marriage Ruling: Key Employee Benefits Take-Aways|
Jeanne Ellen Floyd, Ann Carr Mackey, Stephen A. Riga; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
July 6, 2015, previously published on June 29, 2015Last Friday, the Supreme Court of the United States issued its highly-anticipated decision in the case of Obergefell v. Hodges, ruling that all 50 states must license marriages between two people of the same sex and must recognize a same-sex marriage lawfully licensed and performed out-of-state.
|No Merit in Appellant’s Claims that Board of Education of Anne Arundel County Violated His Rights Under the Family and Medical Leave Act and Americans with Disabilities Act|
Caroline E. Willsey; Semmes Bowen Semmes A Professional Corporation;
July 3, 2015, previously published on June 2015In Andrew Adams v. Anne Arundel County Public Schools, No. 14-1608 (U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, June 15, 2015), Adams appealed the district court order granting summary judgment to the Board of Education of Anne Arundel County (the “Board”) on Adams’ claims that...