When disclosing material information to investors in long, drawn out legal documents just doesn’t seem jazzy enough, the Securities and Exchange Commission has now sanctioned disclosing information through social media sites like Facebook or Twitter.Read more
The case of Wang v. Chinese Daily News was tossed down to the district court by the Ninth Circuit on Monday after being handed back to the Ninth Circuit in October 2011 by the United States Supreme Court.
So why the continual hot potato and what does it mean?
Ever wonder why TV shows and movies go out of their way to avoid singing “Happy Birthday To You” on screen? The song “Happy Birthday To You” was actually copywritten in the 1800s as “Good Morning To You” by two sisters who taught elementary school.Read more
For employers, one of the most critical impacts of the Affordable Care Act is the requirement for applicable large employers with 50 or more full-time equivalent employees to provide affordable health insurance (“minimum essential coverage”) to their employees. Yet the law as passed in 2010 left open the question of whether the employer shared responsibility provisions under Section 4980H also require the employer to offer coverage to the employee’s family.Read more
Lady Gaga’s former personal assistant has filed a lawsuit against the entertainer claiming that she is owed unpaid overtime wages under both New York law and the Federal Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Jennifer O’Neill worked for the singer for 13 months and is seeking $393,000 in unpaid overtime compensation, in addition to damages.Read more
Can employer’s terminate an individual for being “too hot?” Melissa Nelson worked as a dental assistant for James Knight for more than 10 years. On several occasions during her last 18 months of work, Knight complained to Nelson that her clothes were too tight and revealing.Read more
The Affordable Care Act (“ACA”) uses many ordinary words and phrases that have specialized meanings under the law. Further complicating matters, certain concepts have different names, starting with the name of the law itself.
The official title is the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act or “PPACA,’ and this title is frequently shortened to the Affordable Care Act, or “ACA.” Or, some simply call it Obamacare or health care reform.
In the hopes of bringing some clarity to a complex new law, we have provided a glossary of many of the words and phrases that have a specialized meaning under the ACA for employers.
The employer mandate responsibility provisions of Internal Revenue Code Section 4980H depend on an accurate count of an employer’s full time employees. But how does an employer count ongoing employees who work variable hours during a year?Read more
The Affordable Care Act’s employer mandate only applies to large employers. But the definition of “large” employer requires a little basic arithmetic. A large employer is an employer with 50 or more “full time equivalent” employees. So which employees count as “full time equivalent”?Read more