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Posts from December 2018.
Posted in Health Care

On December 14, 2018, a federal judge for the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas ruled that the Affordable Care Act is invalid. The case before the Court was brought by 20 states, including Texas. The plaintiffs argued that the ACAs individual coverage mandate was no longer constitutional, because the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 removed the tax penalty associated with being uninsured. The plaintiffs claimed that, as a result, the individual mandate could no longer be upheld as a proper exercise of Congress taxing power. In addition, the plaintiffs argued that the ...
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Posted in Wage & Hour

To make sure that the most wonderful time of the year stays that way, here is a quick refresher on how employers can sidestep certain employment law minefields that are common to the holiday season.


Religious Issues


December is home to Hanukah, Christmas, Kwanzaa, and Winter Solstice celebrations, among others. For this reason, a host of religious-related obligations can arise for employers under federal and state laws that prohibit religious discrimination and require reasonable religious accommodations.


Requests for Time Off


December is a popular time for religious ...
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