Blog Posts for June 2015

Obamacare is Here to Stay, at Least for Now

June 30, 2015

On June 25, 2015, the United States Supreme Court once again upheld aspects of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), this time ruling against the most recent attack against the statute, which was based upon the words of the statute itself. The wholesale changes brought about by the law, both past and imminent, are here to stay, and employers must be mindful of the impact. This is especially true for employers with between 50 and 99 full-time (benefit-eligible) employees, who, for the first time, will be subject to the “play-or-pay” provisions of the law beginning in 2016.

Should Employers Monitor Employee Smartphones?

June 17, 2015

In the saga now known as “deflategate,” New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady was slapped with a four-game suspension for violating the NFL policy on the integrity of the game. Brady’s refusal to hand over his private cell phone to investigators did not sit well with the league.

But what about the private communications of the non-celebrity athlete - the average worker: a staff accountant, restaurant server, or sales manager?

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