Entries by Jason Hedge

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New Case Provides Lessons That May Help Companies Avoid Pitfalls When Structuring Independent Contractor Relationships

By tgelbman@littler.com The district court’s opinion denying cross-motions for summary judgment in Bobbitt v. Broadband Interactive, Inc., No. 8:11-cv-2855 (M.D. Fla. Oct. 21, 2013) illustrates how not to structure an independent contractor relationship and how not to lay the groundwork to defend that relationship in the event of litigation. The case also serves as a […]

Double Whammy, Part II: EEOC Stance and ACA Final Regulations Impose New Burdens on Wellness Programs

By tgelbman@littler.com A recently released Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) information letter (EEOC Letter),1 along with the new final wellness regulations under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), present new challenges for employer-provided wellness programs. read more …read more From: Double Whammy, Part II: EEOC Stance and ACA Final Regulations Impose New Burdens […]

Employer Mandate Delay: Beware of Ignoring the ACA

By cjackson@littler.com On July 2, 2013, in a surprise move, the Department of the Treasury announced that it is delaying the Affordable Care Act (ACA) employer pay-or-play mandate and accompanying employer reporting requirements by one year. Accordingly, employers will not be subject to penalties for failing to offer full-time employees healthcare coverage that meets certain […]

Janitorial Firm Must Cough Up $1.3M for Ignoring Ordinance

A health care reimbursement program that is a state secret won’t cut it under San Francisco’s universal health care program�the Health Care Security Ordinance, according to an Oct. 16, 2013, order affirming an administrative law judge’s award of $1.3 million to janitorial employees. …read more From: Janitorial Firm Must Cough Up $1.3M for Ignoring Ordinance […]