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New Options for Small Businesses Under Obamacare

Small businesses with fewer than 50 full-time employees are not required to provide health insurance to their employees. Most of them, however, would sincerely like to do so. Under the Small Business Health Options Program, created by the Affordable Care Act (better known as Obamacare) and opening for business Nov. 1, 2013, small business owners now have many more affordable options.   High Cost of Healthcare for Small Business Small businesses that provide health insurance for their employees have traditionally …

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Same-Sex Spouses to Get Federal Benefits in Some States

Currently, same-sex marriage is legal in 13 states and the District of Columbia. In these states, LGBT couples enjoy the same state employee benefits as heterosexual couples. Until recently, however, they lacked equal access to federal employment benefits. This all changed in June 2013, when the U.S. Supreme Court struck down Sec. 3 of the federal Defense of Marriage Act, which had defined marriage as exclusively between a man and a woman. Now, in states that recognize same-sex marriage, spouses …

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Posted 2 years ago in Your Job & The Law by Janet Raasch  
The Pluses and Pitfalls of Flexible Spending Accounts

Healthcare flexible spending accounts are an employee benefit by which workers can set aside a certain amount of their salary, pre-tax, to use for healthcare costs. Some 33 million American workers currently take advantage of FSAs to save on their income tax bills. Contributions an employee makes to an FSA are deducted from the employee’s salary before federal, state or social security taxes are calculated. By using an FSA, you decrease your taxable income and increase your spendable income.   …

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Posted 2 years ago in Labor and Employment by Jennifer King  
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Video: Retirees Can Now Get Damages When Cheated Out of Benefits You’ve worked hard for your employer for years, expecting the company’s pension plan to give you financial security when you retired. Think again. Many companies are now reneging on the promises made to employees and cheating them out of their hard-earned benefits. But you may have legal recourse. Find Out More…   Workers Serve NYC Pizzeria With Class Action Suit More than 100 current and former employees of a …

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Posted 2 years ago in Immigration by Larry Bodine  
Video: Retirees Can Now Get Damages when Cheated Out of Benefits

  You’ve worked hard for your employer for years and built up your nest egg by paying into your company’s 401(k) plan, believing this would give you financial security when you retired. Think again. Many companies, using the recession as an excuse, are now reneging on the promises made to employees and cheating them out of their hard-earned benefits.         Mobile users click here to view the video.         Lawyers.com Editor-in-Chief Larry Bodine interviews …

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