Bulletins

ACA Bulletin: Federal Court Strikes Down Association Health Plan Rules

On March 28, 2019, a federal judge ruled that parts of the Trump administration’s 2018 final rule on association health plans (AHPs) were invalid. In its ruling, the court stated that the final rule was an “end-run” around the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and that the DOL exceeded its authority under ERISA. The court specifically […]

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DOL Issues New Proposal on Overtime Exemptions

On March 7, 2019, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued a proposed rule that would change the salary thresholds for certain exempt employees.   Overview of the Proposed Rule Under the proposal, the minimum salary level for the “white collar” overtime exemptions would increase from $455 to $679 per week ($35,308 per year). This […]

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Update: NYS Drops Proposed “On-Call” Scheduling Changes

In late 2018 the New York State Department of Labor issued proposed regulation changes for what are frequently referred to as “just-in-time”, “call-in” or “on-call” shifts. Following a 30-day comment period, which ended January 11th, the DOL has opted to let the proposal expire at this time.  If the proposed law had passed, employers would have […]

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New York State Wage Increases Effective 12/31/2018

Employers in New York are subject to different minimum wages based on where employees perform work, and whether or not they work in fast food. All minimum wage increases take effect on December 31, 2018. The Minimum Wage Increases are as Follows: Statewide The statewide minimum wage will increase to $11.10. Nassau, Suffolk, and Westchester […]

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ACA Remains Despite Federal Court Ruling

The Affordable Care Act is Still in Place After Being Struck Down by a Federal Court Judge   Overview On December 14, 2018, a federal judge ruled in Texas v. United States that the entire Affordable Care Act (ACA) is invalid due to the elimination of the individual mandate penalty in 2019. The decision was […]

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