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A 900-page proposal by the Department of Labor to update Form 5500 is “overbroad and significantly exceeds the requisite information necessary or appropriate for effective… reporting,” ABA said in a comment letter today.
There has been a significant amount of confusion of late about the applicability of recent federal contractor executive orders, particularly the latest one concerning paid leave. The applicability of each executive prder must be analyzed individually because each stems from one or more different laws with differing definitions of “federal contractor.”
A final rule from the Department of Labor raising the exemption threshold for overtime pay could come as early as July 2016, according to the DOL’s semiannual regulatory agenda released last week.
Last month, we advised readers that a Texas federal district court had enjoined the Department of Labor from enforcing its FMLA same-sex spouse rule in Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana and Nebraska. DOL’s final rule change updated the regulatory definition of “spouse” in the Family and Medical Leave Act in keeping with the U.S. Supreme Court‘s ruling in United States v. Windsor.
ABA Health Savings Account Council Chairman James Galdolfo, joined by ABA SVP Kevin McKechnie, yesterday participated in a panel discussion convened by the National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Whatever the outcome of this rule, it may be moot depending on the Supreme Court’s decision in the four same-sex marriage cases it will decide this term.