Employer Mandate Penalty Notices Are Imminent

The IRS has taken actions indicating that employer mandate penalties under the ACA are about to be enforced. The recently updated Questions and Answers on Employer Shared Responsibility Provisions Under the Affordable Care Act includes the section, “Making an Employer Shared Responsibility Payment,” which expands specifically upon the soon-to-be-issued Letter 226J and what that will include.
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After months of speculation regarding the future of employer shared responsibility under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the […]

By | November 20th, 2017 ||

Restrictive Covenants In The Employment Context: How To Achieve Enforceability

Restrictive covenants in employment agreements, commonly known as non-competition or non-solicitation clauses, are notoriously difficult to enforce. Employers seeking recourse after an employee has left to start or join a competing business are often frustrated and disappointed to learn that the non-compete provisions of their employment agreement are unenforceable. Usually, this is because the clauses are too vague or too broad. Through an established body of court cases, Canadian judges have set out very […]

By | November 17th, 2017 ||

California Enacts A Quartet Of Employment Laws Affecting Hiring Practices, Parental Leave, and Harassment Training

Fall is typically filled with hoary traditions for Human Resources, like open enrollment, holiday party behavior warnings, and the usual scramble to finish the year’s strategic agenda. Too often, updating employment practices in the wake of new legislation is left by the wayside. But, as has been the case in past years, California recently passed laws that will impact employee handbooks, job applications, and the state’s mandatory harassment prevention training beginning in January 2018, […]

By | November 16th, 2017 ||