Kara Maciel

Kara Maciel

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HEAL Advisory: How Big Is Halbig? The Potential Effects of This Major Ruling Are Numerous and Significant

On July 22, 2014, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit issued conflicting opinions on a key aspect of the Affordable Care Act ("ACA"). The cases are Halbig v....more

7/30/2014 - Affordable Care Act Appeals Barack Obama Employer Mandates En Banc Review Halbig v Burwell Health Insurance Health Insurance Exchanges Healthcare Reform King v Burwell SCOTUS Subsidiaries Tax Credits

How Big Is Halbig? The Viability of the ACA’s Employer Mandate Hangs in the Balance

For employers with employees in the 36 states with a federally facilitated exchange, the question arises how the Halbig decision impacts their decision and strategy to provide health coverage to their employees when the...more

7/23/2014 - Affordable Care Act Employer Mandates First Glance Halbig v Burwell King v Burwell Legal Perspectives

HEAL Advisory: Challenges to IRS Regulations Allowing Subsidies in Federally-Established Exchanges Under the ACA: Federal Court...

Challenges to federal health reform implementation continue to make their way through the federal courts, with court rulings expected shortly. Employers are especially advised to monitor challenges to the federal regulations...more

6/17/2014 - Affordable Care Act Federally Facilitated Exchanges Healthcare Healthcare Reform IRS Tax Credits

Take 5 Newsletter: Five Hot Topics in Hospitality Law

ACA Final Regulations Provide Rules for Seasonal Employees - On February 10, 2014, the Internal Revenue Service ("IRS") promulgated final regulations for the ACA's employer "shared responsibility provisions" in IRS...more

4/18/2014 - ADA Affordable Care Act Barack Obama Civil Monetary Penalty Cybersecurity DOJ Employer Liability Issues Employer Mandates Executive Orders Final Rules FLSA Hospitality Industry Hotels IRS NLRB Resorts & Restaurants Restaurant Industry Risk Assessment Seasonal Workers Secretary of Labor Title III Union Elections Unions Unpaid Overtime Wages

Act Now Advisory: Guidance for D.C. Employers from the Government Audit of the D.C. Accrued Sick and Safe Leave Act of 2008

The Accrued Sick and Safe Leave Act of 2008 ("Act") requires D.C. employers to provide employees with paid sick days to care for themselves or their family members and with access to paid leave for work absences associated...more

10/18/2013 - Accrued Benefits Employee Benefits Paid Leave Sick Leave Undue Hardship

Take 5 Newsletter: Wage and Hour Update - October 9, 2013

- IRS Will Begin Taxing a Restaurant's Automatic Gratuities as Service Charges Many restaurants include automatic gratuities on the checks of guests with large parties to ensure that servers get fair tips. This method...more

10/10/2013 - DOL FLSA Healthcare IRS Over-Time Restaurant Industry Service Charges Tip-Pooling Tips Wage and Hour Wages

HEAL Advisory: Employer Mandate Delayed—Employers Get Welcome Relief from Penalties Until 2015, but Many Questions Remain

In reaction to employers' concerns about the many difficulties posed in efforts to comply with the Employer Mandate provisions of the Affordable Care Act ("ACA"), the Obama administration ("Administration") announced late...more

7/5/2013 - Affordable Care Act Deadlines Delays Employer Mandates Health Insurance Healthcare Individual Mandate Pay or Play Penalties U.S. Treasury

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