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June 2015 Archives

Supreme Court Upholds Affordable Care Act Tax Credits

On June 25th the Supreme Court ruled that premium tax credits provided by the Affordable Care Act (ACA) to help individuals of low or moderate income to buy health insurance either on state- or federally-managed marketplaces are lawful. This means that people in all states, including the 34 states with federally-facilitated marketplaces, will continue to have access to the tax credits. Because of the Court's 6 to 3 ruling in King v. Burwell, ACA will remain unchanged, and individuals, employers, and health insurers must continue to comply with the law's individual and employer coverage mandates.

NLRB Supports Obscene Facebook Vulgarity, Punishes Common Sense Response

The National Labor Relations Board's decision in Pier Sixty, LLC, 362 NLRB 59 (2015), will be startling to many managers struggling to maintain civility in the workplace. Increasingly, supervisors and human resource departments are expected to behave like lawyers and to ignore common sense for what should be routine discipline decisions.

Think Twice Before You Delete: How "Cleaning-Up" Your Internet Presence During or Pending Litigation Can "Clean-Out" Your Bank Account

As if the lasting effects of your digital footprint were not deterrent enough, the possibility you could be destroying evidence and subjecting yourself to hundreds of thousands of dollars in fines if you delete material during existing or probable litigation should cause you pause before posting questionable material on social media outlets.

Is Your Estate Plan Up-To-Date?

In Being Mortal, an incredibly rich and revealing book about what people care about as they age, Dr. Atul Gawande described how impressed he was by the importance people placed on maintaining control of their lives.