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Cozen O’Connor’s 2017 Observer

Well, 2017 is here; and Cozen O’Connor has just issued its annual Labor and Employment Observer, which contains thoughtful analysis on the year and review of what to expect in the future. A link to the materials can be found

Posted in Discrimination, Federal Government, Healthcare Reform, Labor & Employment, Wage and Hour

IRS Says It Will Penalize Employers Dumping Employees into Obamacare

Before the ink on the Affordable Care Act was dry, prudent employers were analyzing the law to identify ways to save money and avoid many of the punitive aspects of the law. One question which has repeatedly been asked of

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Posted in Federal Government, Healthcare Reform, Labor & Employment, Wage and Hour

Congress Passes Rare Bipartisan Amendment to Obamacare

There is not a lot that Democrats and Republicans can agree on with respect to Obamacare, but on April 1, 2014 the President signed into law a Medicare bill which had a provision tucked inside that will bring some important

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Posted in Federal Government, Healthcare Reform, Labor & Employment

More Delays for Obamacare

Today, the IRS issued final regulations concerning the employer mandate portion of Obamacare.   The imposition of the employer mandate had previously been postponed from 2014 to 2015, and now has been pushed back one more year for employers with less

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Posted in Federal Government, Healthcare Reform, Labor & Employment, Wage and Hour

David Barron and Nelsy Gomez To Speak at Southwest Meat Association

On February 19th, the Southwest Meat Association will be presenting its annual Mid-Year Conference.  An agenda for the conference can be found here.   Our firm will be providing two presentations related to employment law.  I will be presenting on the

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Posted in Healthcare Reform, Immigration, Labor & Employment, Wage and Hour

Target Joins Long List of Companies Slashing Health Benefits Because of Obamacare

This week, Target announced that it will no longer offer health insurance to part time workers.  Target joins a long list of companies who have made the same decision, including Trader Joe’s and Home Depot.  Details about the announcement can

Posted in Healthcare Reform, Labor & Employment, Wage and Hour

Will the Individual Mandate be Delayed?

By now, it is obvious that the rollout of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) website ( has been an unmitigated disaster.  Although there are millions of uninsureds who will be seeking coverage through the new healthcare exchanges, there are also millions

Posted in Healthcare Reform

Will Millennials Sign up for Obamacare?

One of the cornerstones of the Affordable Care Act is the mandate for all individuals to purchase health insurance.    For the math to work, young, healthy persons must sign up (and pay higher prices) to subsidize health insurance for older, sick

Posted in Healthcare Reform
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