New Rule to Increase Overtime Eligibility

  • May 19, 2016

The new rules will significantly increase the number of workers who are subject to the overtime requirements of the FLSA, as the DOL estimates that millions of workers across the country will be affected by the changes.

Zenefits CEO Resignation

  • February 10, 2016

Only months after completing a $500,000,000 funding round, employee benefits software startup Zenefits (the assumed name for YourPeople, Inc.) announced the surprise resignation of founder and CEO, Parker Conrad.

IRS Extends ACA Notice and Filing Deadlines

  • December 28, 2015

The IRS has issued Notice 2016-4 extending both the notice and filing deadlines for ACA benefits coverage. The requirement to furnish statements to employees (Form 1095-B and Form 1095-C) has been extended from February 1, 2016 to March 31, 2016.

Anti-Trust and Licensure Boards

  • March 6, 2015

On February 25, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its opinion in North Carolina State Bd. of Dental Examiners v. FTC, No. 13-534, slip op. (U.S. Feb. 25, 2015), holding that antitrust immunity is unavailable to state licensure boards where a “controlling number” of the board’s members are active, practicing members of the profession regulated by the board.

Social Media Use

  • February 17, 2015

Over the past few years, the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) has begun to address the extent to which employers may control their employees’ use of social media to share employment-related content.

Reporting Forms for Health Plans

  • February 17, 2015

With the passage of the Affordable Care Act (“ACA”) comes the imposition of mandatory reporting for certain medical plans maintained by employers. Specifically, the ACA added new sections 6055 and 6056 to the Internal Revenue Code.