Trimming Hours to Avoid Employer Mandate Can Land You in Hot Water

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Ever since the Affordable Care Act was enacted, critics of the law have said that employers would cut staff or reduce workers’ hours to avoid coming under the employer mandate requiring them to provide coverage for their staff. But a decision by a federal judge not to dismiss a lawsuit against an employer for doing just that highlights the legal rat-trap that employers may open if they go that route. Workers at Dave & Buster’s, a restaurant chain, in July 2015 filed a lawsuit in the Southern District of New York alleging that the national restaurant chain reduced their hours…
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Staffing Agency and Temp Workers and Your ACA Obligations

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If you use a staffing agency or temp workers, there is an added complexity to how you calculate your employees for the sake of the Affordable Care Act “pay or play” rules. As you know, if you have 50 or more full-time or full-time equivalent employees, you are required to secure health insurance for your employees or face penalties of about $2,000 a head. As the Internal Revenue Service will be scrutinizing employers in this regard, you need to know the rules of the road if you are using staffing companies for your workforce. The IRS has indicated that it…
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