Employee Benefits

Administration Publishes Fall 2014 Unified Regulatory Agenda

We expect 2015 to be a very busy year for actions on new or proposed federal regulations in the absence …

New ACA Guidance Permits Employer-Initiated Measurement Period Changes

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) recently released Affordable Care Act (ACA) guidance addressing how to determine full-time status when an …

On-Premises Fringe Benefits, Part II: Is There Such a Thing as a Free Lunch?

In part one of this two-part series, “On-Premises Fringe Benefits, Part I: Is There Such a Thing as a Free …

On-Premises Fringe Benefits, Part I: Is There Such a Thing as a Free Lunch?

It is no secret that many Silicon Valley employers serve free gourmet meals to their employees—the Wall Street Journal, Bon …

Supreme Court to Decide Who Is Entitled to the Federal Health Care Subsidy

Are the federal government’s subsidies to purchasers of health insurance available only to those who purchase insurance from state-run exchanges …

Sixth Circuit Creates Circuit Split on Same-Sex Marriage; Tees Up Issue for Possible Supreme Court Review

Yesterday afternoon, in DeBoer v. Snyder, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals issued an eagerly-awaited opinion, upholding laws in Ohio, …

IRS Acts Quickly to Facilitate Donations for Ebola Victims and Offer Tax Relief

While employers and employees alike are asking questions about the proper workplace response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, …