Apr 19, 2018
Updates: Federal Deficit, FLSA Supreme Court Decision, FMLA Leave, Travel Time, ACA Litigation, ADEA Amicus Brief
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Mar 23, 2018
Federal Government Funding, FLSA Payroll Audit Independent Determination Program, Sexual Orientation Discrimination, Health Care Reform, and ADA Litigation.
Feb 23, 2018
Government Funding, Public Safety Mandatory Bargaining Bill, Health Care Reform, ACA Excise Tax, FLSA Opinion Letters, and Janus v. AFSCME.
Jun 25, 2015
In a 6 to 3 opinion, in King v. Burwell, Chief Justice Roberts writing for the court stated that “the Act’s context and structure compel the conclusion that [the ACA] allows tax credits for insurance purchased on any Exchange created under the Act.”
Jun 18, 2015
The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has finally approved the revised EEO-4 Form that state and local governments need to complete to allow respondents to select more than one race and ethnicity. State and local governments will receive the new EEO-4 Form in mid-July when the survey opens.
Jun 11, 2015
On June 10, 2015, the House Subcommittee on Workforce Protections held a hearing entitled “Reviewing the Rules and Regulations Implementing Federal Wage and Hour Standards.”
May 05, 2015
Today, the Department of Labor (DOL) submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) its proposed regulations to update the regulations governing overtime exemptions.
May 01, 2015
On Thursday, April 30, 2015, Democratic leaders in both chambers introduced the Raise the Wage Act (S. 1150/H.R. 2150).
Apr 29, 2015
Representative Courtney (D-CT-02), along with 69 bipartisan co-sponsors, introduced the Middle Class Health Benefits Tax Repeal Act (H.R. 2050) on April 28, 2015. The bill repeals the 40% non-deductible excise tax on certain “luxury” health care plans. IPMA-HR has endorsed Courtney's bill and is working with other organizations to get the excise tax repealed.
Apr 16, 2015
On Thursday, April 16, 2015, the EEOC released its proposed rule for wellness programs that reward participating employees. “The proposed rule amends the ADA regulations to provide guidance on the extent to which employers may use incentives to encourage employees to participate in wellness programs that include disability-related inquiries and/or medical examinations.”
On April 1, 2015, in a 3-2 decision, the EEOC ruled that the U.S. Army committed sex discrimination under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act by refusing to let a transgender employee use facilities that accord with her consistent gender presentation.
Apr 14, 2015
On April 14, 2015, the House Subcommittee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions held a hearing entitled “Five Years of Broken Promises: How the President's Health Care Law is Affecting America's Workplaces.”
Mar 26, 2015
Mar 25, 2015
On January 17th, the Certainty in Enforcement Act of 2015 (H.R. 548) was introduced by House Subcommittee on Workforce Protections Chairman Walberg (R-MN-07).
Mar 24, 2015
Senate Health, Education, Labor, & Pensions (HELP) Committee Chairman Alexander (R-TN) and House Education and Workforce Committee Chairman Kline (R-MN-02) have introduced the Preserving Employee Wellness Programs Act (S.620/H.R. 1189).
Mar 20, 2015
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) sent to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) its proposed regulations for employer sponsored wellness programs designed under the ACA.
Mar 18, 2015
In March 2014, President Obama asked the Department of Labor (DOL) to modernize the regulations governing overtime exemptions to expand the number of employees who receive overtime.
Mar 04, 2015
In preparation for the Affordable Care Act's excise tax, that’s scheduled to begin to go into effect in 2018, the IRS and Treasury Department have asked for comments on their proposed regulations for administering the tax. The excise tax would be up to 40% and applies to certain “luxury” employer sponsored health plans.
Feb 11, 2015
Representative Guinta (R-NH-01) introduced the Ax the Tax on Middle Class Americans’ Health Plans Act (H.R. 879).
Jan 09, 2015
On January 6th, Senator Collins (R-ME) introduced the Forty Hours is Full Time Act of 2015 (S. 30).