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On the roadlegal considerations for telecommuting employees
  • Dykema Gossett PLLC
  • USA
  • June 19 2012

Given the ease with which teleworktelecommuting (employee working remotely) is possible and the myriad of reasons why employees desire to telecommute, it is not surprising that telecommuting is becoming more common

North Carolina General Assembly week in review
  • McGuireWoods LLP
  • USA
  • August 28 2015

Two months into the fiscal year and the government is still operating under a Continuing Resolution (CR). With the CR set to expire at 11:59 pm on

Health care reform's medical loss ratio rebates and their impact on employer group health plans
  • Snell & Wilmer LLP
  • USA
  • July 13 2012

Now that the Supreme Court has upheld the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, as amended by the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act (collectively, the “Act”), employers must move forward with implementation

New guidance on distribution of medical loss ratio (MLR) rebates creates issues for group health plan sponsors
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • February 15 2012

Hey, I just got a rebate from my insurance company for my group health plan!

Expect focus - volume III, Summer 2014
  • Carlton Fields Jorden Burt
  • USA
  • September 16 2014

EXPECTFOCUS is a quarterly review of developments in the insurance and financial services industry, provided on a complimentary basis to clients and

Health care reform update - March 19, 2012
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • March 19 2012

The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released several estimates this week about the costs and effects of the ACA and other health care provisions

Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals holds certain severance payments are not subject to FICA tax
  • Bass, Berry & Sims PLC
  • USA
  • September 19 2012

On September 7, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals issued a decision (United States v. Quality Stores, Inc.) holding that certain severance payments are not "wages" subject to Federal Insurance Contributions Act (FICA) tax, and upheld a bankruptcy court’s decision ordering a full refund of more than $1 million of FICA taxes paid by an employer with respect to severance payments it made to employees whose positions were eliminated in connection with the bankruptcy

Post election update
  • Bracewell & Giuliani LLP
  • USA
  • November 9 2012

The voters have now spoken in one of the most hotly contested and expensive races in American history, and the net effect of countervailing political winds was ironically to perpetuate the political status quo

Federal government seeks Supreme Court review of quality stores decision excluding severance payments from FICA
  • McGuireWoods LLP
  • USA
  • June 7 2013

On May 31, 2013, the federal government, after requesting two extensions, filed its long-awaited petition for writ of certiorari seeking U.S. Supreme

Weekly Washington healthcare update
  • McGuireWoods LLP
  • USA
  • April 1 2013

Last week, Ways and Means Oversight Subcommittee Chairman Boustany wrote a letter to HHS Secretary Sebelius inquiring about a voter registration